Overview

The Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has an outstanding opportunity for Data Analyst – Health Systems to join their team.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to deliver to the world timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence to improve health policy and practice. IHME carries out its mission through a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. Our vision is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base so all people live long lives in full health.

IHME is committed to providing the evidence base necessary to help solve the world’s most important health problems. This requires creativity and innovation, which are cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all IHME team members.

IHME has an exciting opportunity for a Data Analyst on the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Health Systems team. We are looking for someone who will help support health systems research, with a focus on health system performance in the areas of universal health coverage (UHC), health care access and quality, financial risk protection, and equity. The Data Analyst will be expected to support the Health Systems team’s work on systematically producing and innovating on the UHC effective coverage index and the Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index. The Data Analyst will also support the team in estimating financial risk protection – measured through catastrophic health expenditure – systematically and comparably across countries. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors enterprise (GBD), a core research area for IHME, is a systematic, scientific effort to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss due to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geography over time. GBD is the largest and most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. Its aim is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base to make decisions that achieve better health.

The main purpose of the Data Analyst position is to provide support to key research projects through database management, data quality management, computational support to multidisciplinary research projects, data extraction and formatting, and providing key inputs for papers and presentations.

The Data Analyst must develop an understanding of different research needs and analytic functions across multiple projects to best meet researcher needs. They must be able to independently translate requests into actionable results through interactions with research databases, formulation of displays of results, and development of complex code to be applied to a variety of quantitative data. The position calls for dexterity working with complex databases and the ability to assess, transform, and utilize quantitative data using multiple coding languages such as Python and R. The individual must then quality control results to ensure that other team members have exactly what they need to incorporate the data and results into their own components of the analytic process, presentations, and papers.

For more information or to apply, please visit the online job post: http://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&jobhistory=1&szOrderID=213910

About University of Washington - Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME makes this information freely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources to best improve population health.

Vision
IHME aspires to make available to the world high-quality information on population health, its determinants, and the performance of health systems. We seek to achieve this directly, by catalyzing the work of others, and by training researchers as well as policymakers.

Mission
Our mission is to improve the health of the world’s populations by providing the best information on population health.

Research
IHME’s research is organized around answering three critical questions that are essential to understanding the current state of population health and the strategies necessary to improve it.

  • What are the world's major health problems?
  • How well is society addressing these problems?
  • How do we best dedicate resources to maximize health improvement?