Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Researcher, Neglected Tropical Diseases

IHME has an excellent opportunity for a Researcher to join our Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and Malaria Team. IHME researchers analyze and produce key estimates for their assigned research team and will assess all available quantitative data – including those on causes of death, epidemiology, and a range of determinants such as education and income – from surveys, vital registration, censuses, literature, registries, and administrative records. Using established modeling tools and through creation of novel code, researchers incorporate all relevant data to produce the most up-to-date and scientifically credible results.

The NTDs and Malaria team at IHME focuses on the production of high-quality, reliable disease burden estimates for 20 neglected tropical diseases for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. In addition, we use state-of-the-art geospatial modeling techniques to estimate local patterns of disease burden for select NTDs and partner with collaborators to ensure that the GBD study reflects accurate trends in malaria burden. We collaborate closely with NTD program partners around the world, from global organizations to ministries of health. This researcher position will focus primarily on geospatial modeling of NTD burden, though there will be opportunities to participate in disease burden estimation for the GBD study as well.

You will be integrally involved in producing, critiquing, improving, and disseminating results. You already have a command of epidemiology, statistics, disease modeling, or related interests and we will help you develop an understanding of our core research and methodology. Our researchers work with senior research leads and external collaborators and take part in intellectual exchange about how to improve upon and disseminate the results.

Please find the opportunity profile here!