University of Washington School of Public Health
Researcher and/or Postdoctoral Fellow, Tobacco - Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: January 18, 2017
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is a growing organization 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. It uses cutting-edge techniques to tackle some of the most difficult and most critical questions in global health and find answers that will become the foundation for better policies and, ultimately, better health.
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Researcher and/or a Postdoctoral Fellow on our newly formed Tobacco team. The new team was created with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies and will focus on improving estimation of tobacco burden, uptake of results by tobacco partners, as well as assessment of the impact of tobacco control policies. The individual will also contribute to the development and application of innovative methods in statistical analysis to produce high-quality and policy-relevant estimates related to the effects of tobacco use on health.
The individual will be a critical member of an agile and dynamic research team developing new approaches and producing detailed estimates that will empower policymakers and donors to make optimal decisions about allocating funds and prioritizing interventions. Specifically, the Tobacco Team will drive the intellectual content to derive burden of disease estimates related to tobacco use and evaluation of programs to eliminate tobacco-related disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). The individual will be expected to interact successfully and describe complex concepts and materials concisely to a wide range of stakeholders, including high-level individuals in government or other organizations.