University of Washington School of Public Health
Researcher and/or Postdoctoral Fellow, Geospatial (TB) - Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: May 11, 2017
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. 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.
The incumbent(s) will devise and apply innovative methods in geospatial analysis to produce high-quality and policy-relevant estimates of health and health-related indicators at the most granular level possible. The incumbent will model the spatial variation in prevalence of tuberculosis and model the relationship between prevalence, incidence, and resulting mortality. The individual will also be responsible for contributing to papers, presentations, and other materials to help disseminate results. Candidates possessing specific interests in niche models, species distribution models, statistical inference, stochastic processes or infectious disease modeling are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is contingent on project funding availability.