University of Washington School of Public Health
Lecturer, Global Health - Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: February 24, 2017
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-SEATTLE CAMPUS: SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: GLOBAL HEALTH
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and the Department of Global Health within the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of Washington are recruiting to fill several (up to 4) full-time and/or part-time faculty positions at the Lecturer non tenure track level. The primary school of the appointment will be determined by qualifications. IHME is a leader in quantifying health for global policy.
The Lecturer(s) will be part of the Global Burden of Diseases and Injuries team and have an important instructional role in mentoring pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellows in the burden of disease and the field of health metrics. The Lecturer(s) may have to work with fellows and colleagues in other countries.
The Global Burden of Disease and Injuries team is involved with cutting edge research to measure the global impact of disease, injuries, and risk factors using one common metric – the disability adjust life year (DALY). This metric takes into account both mortality and morbidity from specific conditions and produces comparable estimates for all conditions. Incumbents will be assigned a subset of conditions from within a full set of 291 disease and injuries and 67 risk factors. Lecturers will be expected to maintain expertise in the growing epidemiological literature on his/her set of conditions and risk factors and demonstrate the ability to model and critique the results of incorporating new data to generate up to date estimates of years of life lived with disability, years of life lost, deaths, and DALYs. Incumbents will be expected to communicate with condition-specific experts outside of IHME who will be able to explain emerging data and who have a depth of understanding of the clinical or contextual characteristics of the given conditions. Lecturers are expected to become literate in these topics as well.
University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. Salary DOE + excellent benefits.
This search is open until filled.
The successful applicants will have an MD or PhD in epidemiology, population health, biostatistics, health informatics, health economics, health policy or a related field. The successful applicant will have experience with quantitative research in a health-related field.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement outlining research interests and the names of 5 references.