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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to monitor global health conditions and health systems, as well as to evaluate interventions, initiatives, and reforms. IHME carries out a range of projects within different research areas including: the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Costs and Cost Effectiveness; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. The aim is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base to make decisions that achieve better health.
IHME has an excellent opportunity for a Researcher to join our Neonatal and Child Health Team.
You will primarily work with the Neonatal and Child Health Team with a focus on analyzing and producing key estimates for multiple aspects of maternal and child nutrition as it relates to developmental and health outcomes. Specific causes under the purview of the NCH team include congenital birth defects, hemoglobinopathies, cerebral palsy, neonatal/perinatal disorders, low birth weight and prematurity, anemia, child growth and anthropometrics, malnutrition, suboptimal breastfeeding, maternal care, and oral/dental health. 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.
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 the intellectual exchange about how to improve upon and disseminate the results.
You are expected to interact successfully with a wide range of partners and to describe complex concepts and materials concisely. Overall, Researchers are critical members of agile, dynamic research teams. This position is contingent on project funding availability.
• Develop a core understanding of neonatal and child health topic areas that are primary foci of the NCH team, including relevant epidemiology, pathophysiology, geographic distribution, temporal trends, drivers of inequity, and their immediate and long-term health implications.
• Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, biostatistics, math, economics, quantitative social sciences, or related discipline plus 1 year of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Proven interest and some experience in a given disease, risk, key indicator, methodological area, and the related data sources and scientific underpinnings.
• Track record of success in co-authorship on scientific papers, presenting results, and representing research at meetings.
• Weekend and evening work sometimes required.
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