University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

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University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Seattle, WA [remote available]
Nov 15, 2021
Full time
IHME  has an outstanding opportunity for an  Academic Development Specialist  to join our team to lead the Institute’s post-doctoral, affiliate, and visitor programs for IHME and the Department of Health Metrics Sciences (HMS). The purpose of this position is to further develop, attract, and maintain a top-tier cohort of postdoctoral scholars, visiting academic staff, and affiliate faculty through facilitating their recruitment, onboarding, and professional development. The Academic Development Specialist must act with deft diplomacy and exercise strong independent judgment at all times in a fast-paced, competitive work environment which requires creative and sometimes novel solutions to meet its academic development and planning needs, which are often outside of the norm for the University. The individual must be able to interpret multi-layered policies, assess and be able to assign priorities to actions within IHME from a competing array of demands, and manage implementation of needed actions across teams in a relaxed, but commanding, manner. This position is contingent on project funding availability. For more information or to apply, please visit the online job post:   https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&jobhistory=1&szOrderID=199112
University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Seattle, WA [remote available]
Nov 10, 2021
Full time
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 outstanding opportunity for a Proposal Development Coordinator (PDC) to join our team.   Under the direction of the Senior Proposal Development Officer, the PDC will become proficient in understanding and supporting high-quality proposal development for IHME’s work across different population health metrics topics such as epidemiology, survey methodology, health economics, health system performance, demography, social determinants, future health scenarios, and others. As IHME proposals span a range of topics, gaining fluency in relevant health disciplines is essential to succeeding in this role. The PDC must demonstrate exceptional organizational, logistical, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills, and must work effectively with faculty, researchers, project managers, and administrators across a number of projects under dynamic deadlines. The ability to be self-motivated, learn independently, and thrive in dynamic environments will help the PDC be successful. The individual in this role must develop a strong command of the intellectual material and key analytic concepts that relate to the interdisciplinary, quantitative science behind proposal ideas. This will also enable the PDC to identify and present relevant funding opportunities, and to clearly and concisely communicate about the scientific significance, objectives, and impact of proposed projects. For more information or to apply, please visit the online job post:  https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&jobhistory=1&szOrderID=198951
University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Nov 08, 2021
Full time
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 outstanding opportunity for a Software Development Manager II on our Simulation Science team. About the Role The primary purpose of the position is to lead the development, support, and improvement of the team’s vast software portfolio. The Simulation Science team models the impact and cost effectiveness of health care interventions for a variety of stakeholders. The scope of our work is wide. We produce models to compare interventions on maternal and child health, to evaluate new drugs for the treatment of non-communicable diseases, and to gauge the impact of public policy interventions on disease dynamics. This modeling work is done using a flexible, open-source simulation framework run on IHME’s 20,000-core high-performance computing cluster. The SDM II role includes management of software dependencies, both within Simulation Science and across other research teams. The Software Development Manager II is responsible for improving the efficiency and automation of Simulation Science processes and working with engineers to develop and implement best practices for software development and testing. The Software Development Manager II sets the direction for software development for research. This role is instrumental in assuring the work maintains the highest quality, upholding the reputation of the Institute as setting the gold standard in quality for health metrics, data, and analytic support for policy. This individual will advise a team of engineers and analysts, and consult on the engineering priorities for IHME as a whole. This position will have autonomy to make decisions about software development priorities, design, and implementation. They will lead a group of engineers and supervise numerous staff, many of whom are also supervisors. About our Team The Simulation Science team models the impact and cost effectiveness of healthcare interventions for a variety of stakeholders.  The scope of our work is wide.  We produce models to compare interventions on maternal and child health, to evaluate new drugs for the treatment of non-communicable diseases, and to gauge the impact of public policy interventions on disease dynamics.  This modeling work is done using a flexible, open-source simulation framework run on the IHME’s 20,000-core high performance computing cluster. This position is contingent upon project funding availability. Responsibilities: Supervision Supervise and train engineers, providing guidance, coaching, and support. Ensure the team delivers to the highest standards of the organization. Ensure the team works effectively with other groups at IHME; promote cross-organization teamwork. Advise on short- and long-term team structure, including providing input on recruitments. Identify and foster opportunities to advance individuals’ knowledge and abilities. Assess and map project deliverables to resource needs. Management & Planning Oversee ongoing software development, improvement, and maintenance of the team’s software portfolio. Identify problems and direct optimizations and improvements to software to enable efficient updates and stable tools and pipelines. Gather requirements and help prioritize across research and technical decisions, dependencies, integrated testing, and deployment to production. Manage engineering projects such that they meet their timelines. Work collaboratively to develop software engineering best practices, protocols, and processes for the full software development lifecycle. Maintain coding standards, code reviews, source control management, deployment pipelines, automated testing, and operations for engineers within the team. Assess and map project deliverables and timelines. Research Learning Become familiar with substantive areas of expertise at IHME and their comprehensive data needs in order to perform complex multidisciplinary analyses. Understand the methods and technologies used in the storage, manipulation, and display of information. Understand the mapping of complex research objectives into practical deliverables for the purpose of tracking accompanying work. General Perform additional duties as assigned that fall within the reasonable scope of this position. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website,  click here. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or related technical degree and five years’ related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional Requirements: A commitment to working to alongside others at IHME to illuminate the health impacts of systemic racism and to work within IHME to make our organization more diverse and inclusive. See IHME’s DEI statement here: http://www.healthdata.org/get-involved/careers/dei . Established expertise in developer tools or software development lifecycle (SDLC) systems (continuous integration, version control, source code repositories, build systems, package management, deployment pipelines, test frameworks, etc.). Experience supervising and coaching staff and directing prioritizing and monitoring projects and tasks. Proven track record of building and managing high-performing engineering teams. Experience in Python, R, SQL, pandas, numpy, and/or related programming languages and deploying software to Linux servers. Experience with data and metadata standards and relational database development. Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle (e.g., requirements, design, development, testing) and implementing code in an agile environment or iterative SDLCs. Demonstrated experience in gathering the true requirements underlying feature requests, managing stakeholder expectations, communicating with developers, and prioritizing development work to achieve project and organizational aims. Ability to pay attention to details and maintain a strategic vision while operating in a fast-paced, energetic environment. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. DESIRED Experience with application containerization using Docker, Rancher. Statistics and/or public health interest. Automation experience and/or a desire to automate all the things. Experience with distributed systems or HPC. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Weekend and evening work sometimes required. This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the US. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions. The University of Washington requires students and personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. To learn more about the requirements, please review the following: https://www.ehs.washington.edu/covid-19-prevention-and-response/uw-covid-19-vaccination-policy?_ga=2.31959098.540467107.1629831944-1755727657.1623616042 . Office is located in Seattle, Washington. This position is eligible to work fully remote in the US. Work schedule will be determined by supervisor. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.  Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Seattle, WA [remote available]
Nov 08, 2021
Full time
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 is 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 outstanding opportunity for a Data Extraction Analyst to join the BIRDS (Brain/Back pain and other MSKs, Injuries, Respiratory/Renal, Drugs/Diabetes, and Sensory) team . Our team makes estimates for the Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) Study, which 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. It is the largest and most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. This position will be responsible for data extraction tasks related to supporting “Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias” modeling for the GBD and innovative and exploratory projects to further methods development funded by Gates Ventures. The main purpose of this position is to provide highly specialized oversight and guidance of routine but complex extraction processes for input data used in modeling, papers and presentations at IHME. The Data Extraction Analyst will provide support to key research projects through data extraction and formatting, and providing inputs for papers and presentations. The Data Extraction Analyst is expected to become specialized in data pertaining to relevant content areas and will consult with staff as needed. To create the array of indicators required, this position provides guidance on the extraction of all available relevant quantitative data from surveys, censuses, literature, and administrative records into central databases. This position will collate, clean, and extract data from survey, literature, vital registration, and other sources that have been identified. By doing so s/he will catalog a library of data that will add to the foundation of the institute. Relevant data include those on mortality, causes of death, epidemiology, and a range of determinants and risk factors, such as education, income, or air pollution. The position must have a strong command of a variety of research needs and analytic functions. The Data Extraction Analyst must be able to anticipate the needs of research teams, as well as other functional teams including the Global Engagement Team, Technology Team, and Research Management as it pertains to the work of data extraction. This position will work with dynamic teams of researchers and staff at all levels and will work alongside other research staff on complementary projects requiring a foundational knowledge of IHME’s work, as well as core technical skills and collective problem-solving. Overall, the Data Extraction Analyst will be a critical member of an agile, dynamic team. This position is contingent on funding availability. Responsibilities: Research command Become familiar with substantive areas of expertise to understand the dimensions and uses of health data and the analytic underpinnings of different research streams. Work directly with researchers to trace back the source of data used in models and results, understand the context of the data, and ensure that they are relevant to the analyses themselves. Data management and quality assessment Extract, format, and transform data from multiple sources according to set protocols in consultation with researchers to best meet their needs. Sources include literature, surveys, censuses, administrative records, vital registration systems, and disease registries, among others. Develop and use protocols to identify problems with datasets and routine extraction processes, rectify issues, and systematize processes for future work. Maintain, update, and interact with databases containing health data from multiple sources. Perform quality assurance and routine diagnostics on data and databases. Assess and contribute to decision making about the definitions of fields for extraction and the organization and storage of input data. Perform literature reviews and other forms of data seeking. Archive, catalog, and annotate datasets according to Institute standards to build a common library of materials for use by a wide set of researchers. Document extraction processes in order to ensure consistency in extraction across research teams. Improve extraction processes in order to save time or simplify the extraction process and/or improve the quality of extractions. Publications, presentations, and data requests Create text, tables, figures, and charts for presentations and publications. Provide referencing and other support for publications and presentations. Execute queries on databases to respond to the needs of senior researchers and external requests from collaborators, media, policymakers, donors, and other stakeholders. General Communicate clearly and effectively while contributing as a member of the Institute. Work closely with other team members to assist with relevant tasks, facilitate learning new skills, and to help resolve emerging problems on different projects. Attend relevant meetings, adhere to deadlines, and participate as a vital member to collectively advance team-level objectives. Serve as a resource to others in explaining approaches to data management and extraction. Participate in overall community of the Institute, carrying out duties as may be required for team members. Other duties as assigned. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website,  click here. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in sciences, global health, public health or related field plus two years’ related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional Requirements: Must have demonstrated competence with analytic tasks. Demonstrated familiarity and ability to agilely assess, transform, and work with quantitative data from a range of sources. Strong quantitative aptitude, desire to learn new skills, and ability to interpret complex analytic information. Strong sense of focus and attention to detail. Ability to learn new information quickly and to understand complex information in a systematic way. Interest in global health or population health research. Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, and the ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, energetic, highly creative, entrepreneurial environment. Strong communication skills necessary. A commitment to working to alongside others at IHME to illuminate the health impacts of systemic racism and to work within IHME to make our organization more diverse and inclusive.  See IHME’s DEI statement here:  http://www.healthdata.org/get-involved/careers/dei Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. DESIRED Coding experience, including but not limited to, use of R, Python or SQL. Demonstrated interest in the epidemiology of neurological disorders, particularly neurodegenerative disorders. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Weekend and evening work sometimes required. This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the U.S. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions. The University of Washington requires students and personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. To learn more about the requirements, please review the following: https://www.ehs.washington.edu/covid-19-prevention-and-response/uw-covid-19-vaccination-policy?_ga=2.31959098.540467107.1629831944-1755727657.1623616042 Office is located in Seattle, Washington. This position is eligible to work fully remote in the US. This position currently has funding until the end of January 2023, with a possibility of being extended. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.  Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Oct 27, 2021
Full time
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; Local Burden of Disease; 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 exciting opportunity for a full-time Research Engineer to join the COVID-19 Forecasting Project. About our Team The COVID-19 Forecasting Project’s aim is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base to make decisions that achieve better health. The Production Team is responsible for running our central modeling pipeline; generating weekly estimates of deaths, cases, infections, and hospitalizations. The team then delivers results to users through a visualization tool and policy briefing documents, both viewed by hundreds of thousands of users on a weekly basis. Utilizing results from weekly updates, the production team is then responsible for creation of tables, figures, and maps for presentations and direct communication with stakeholders. The team is agile in creating new sub-analyses, changes to the modeling pipeline, and short-term analyses for external partners. About the Role This position will be part of an interdisciplinary team focused on operating and improving our production pipeline to publish weekly COVID 19 projections updates. The individual must learn how multiple components of a complex analytical process relate to one another, learn the nature of the key indicators and variables being analyzed, and identify and implement ways to improve performance while maintaining high-quality and reproducible scientific results. This position requires a strong background in writing scientific software and an ability to translate production requirements a concrete software development plan with the assistance of senior technical and research staff. The individual will have primary responsibility for running the COVID-19 production pipeline on a rotating basis with other research and technical staff. In addition, the individual will design and implement solutions that improve performance and can easily be utilized by other staff with less coding experience. The position ensures the software developed is appropriately flexible, scalable, and efficient. The position calls for dexterity working with multiple coding languages (primarily python and R). This position is contingent on project funding availability. Responsibilities: Tool development & support Execute analytic machinery in a coordinated manner in order to achieve key deliverables on deadline. Develop integrated tools and diagnostics into complex computational processes to enable non-expert users to execute analytic processes and assess results.  Contribute to the refactoring of existing code to improve efficiency, operability, and performance while maintaining high-quality results. Follow software development best practices (e.g. source control, documentation, writing tests, etc). Test, implement, and support analytic methods as appropriate. Develop and use protocols to identify problems with datasets and routine computational processes, rectify issues, and systematize data for future analyses. Provide timely and comprehensive user support via help desk ticket investigation and bug resolution. Actively participate in code review with fellow staff. Research Command  Exhibit command of the dimensions and uses of health data in IHME analytic pipelines. Demonstrate an understanding of the analytic components of the research program and how they operate.  Distinguish between research requirements and implementation requirements  Continually seek new knowledge and collaborate with researchers and faculty to gain a better understanding of analytical components and research methodology. General Communicate clearly and effectively while contributing as a productive member of the team and the Institute as a whole. Work closely with other team members to help them with relevant tasks, show them how to learn new skills, and help resolve problems across projects.  Participate in internal trainings. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website,  click here. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Statistics or related and two years of related experience OR Equivalent combination of education/experience. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Additional Requirements: Demonstrated expertise in developing code in Python, Java, R, and/or other coding language. [Python most preferred including pandas, NumPy, and xarray] Experience deploying software to Linux servers.  Strong sense of focus and attention to detail. Ability to plan and organize technical projects. Works well with others to solve problems, define priorities, and achieve common goals. Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, strong communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, energetic, highly creative, entrepreneurial environment. A commitment to working to alongside others at IHME to illuminate the health impacts of systemic racism and to work within IHME to make our organization more diverse and inclusive.  See IHME’s DEI statement here:  http://www.healthdata.org/get-involved/careers/dei DESIRED Experience with application containerization using tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Rancher. Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing and regression. Statistics and/or public health interest Experience with relational databases e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL Automation experience CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Weekend and evening work sometimes required. This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the U.S. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions. Office is located in Seattle, Washington. While this position is eligible to work fully remote in the U.S., schedule must be worked out with the supervisor and will be expected to primarily overlap with IHME office hours (8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific Time).  This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the U.S. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions. The University of Washington requires students and personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Under state regulations, individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks while in all UW buildings and facilities. To learn more about the requirements, please review the following: https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.  Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Oct 27, 2021
Full time
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; Costs and Cost Effectiveness; 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 is 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 an Editorial Coordinator to coordinate its Scientific Publications processes . The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate the publication of high-quality peer-reviewed scientific papers in collaboration with members of the publication and research teams. This position will ensure high quality and accuracy of all publications by maintaining strong attention to detail while planning around and creatively adapting to contingencies and supporting other Scientific Publications functions as needed. The individual needs to be able to communicate well with researchers from a diversity of disciplines, expertise, and cultural backgrounds, often across time zones around the world and under time-constrained circumstances. The position is contingent upon project fund availability.   Responsibilities Include: Coordination of collaborator review processes Update and maintain databases and associated systems for IHME’s international network of collaborators.  Manage distribution of manuscripts to collaborator network by querying an IHME database, selecting appropriate contributors, and maintaining correspondence throughout the publication process.  Create and design electronic surveys to capture comments, author forms, and contributions from internal and external stakeholders. Maintain responsibility for tracking and sending collaborator communications, including notifications about upcoming deadlines. Participate in the manuscript revision process by aggregating, processing, and assigning collaborator comments to the appropriate research team or individual. Communicate details of the publication and review process with researchers from a diversity of disciplines, expertise, and cultural backgrounds, often across time zones around the world and under time-constrained circumstances.  Coordination of paper production with peer-reviewed journals  Ensure journal requirements have been met; upload files to journal submission portals and communicate with journal staff about submission/resubmission requirements. Execute tasks related to paper production, such as following up with IHME faculty and staff regarding paper timelines/tasks and generating production timelines. Process requests for payment related to licensing (e.g. open access) from journals. Assist with referencing, including formatting for journal style. Coordinate with collaborators and journals to manage the authorship process and paperwork, including related troubleshooting. Format author and affiliation lists prior to or during manuscript proofs, checking against the collaborator database and journal formatting requirements. Other tasks critical for publication in scientific journals, as delegated by members of the Scientific Publications team. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website,  click here. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, social sciences or related field and two years of related experience OR equivalent combination of education/experience. Additional Requirements: Experience with self-directed time management in a deadline-driven environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience with Salesforce/similar database management systems /CRM experience. Maintain excellent attention to detail while planning around contingencies.  Proven ability to build relationships and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders from a diverse set of disciplines, expertise, and backgrounds. Comfort learning new technologies and multidisciplinary material. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. DESIRED Experience in global health. Experience with implementing survey methodology. Editorial experience and familiarity with copy-editing principles and terminology as they relate to preparing publication proofs. Familiarity with coding languages such as R and Python.  Specific experience with scientific publishing. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Weekend and evening work sometimes required. This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the U.S. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions. The University of Washington requires students and personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. To learn more about the requirements, please review the following: https://www.ehs.washington.edu/covid-19-prevention-and-response/uw-covid-19-vaccination-policy?_ga=2.31959098.540467107.1629831944-1755727657.1623616042. Office is located in Seattle, Washington. This position is eligible to work fully remote in the US. Scheduled hours will be determined by the supervisor.  Applic ation Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.  Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Seattle, WA [remote available]
Sep 23, 2021
Full time
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; Costs and Cost Effectiveness; 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 to join the team as a Project Officer on the Resource Tracking team. IHME’s Resource Tracking portfolio generates annual estimates of global health financing; assesses macro unit costs; tracks resources provided for different diseases and risk factors; and widely measures expenditures that flow through the various functions of health systems in different countries. This work relies upon the collation of all available quantitative data from a variety of sources, including budgets, financial reports, tax filings, hospital records, healthy facility surveys, and claims data, among others. Through these efforts, major peer-reviewed publications, an annual policy report, and novel interactive tools are produced to help scientific and non-scientific audiences digest our results. The primary purpose of the position is to facilitate the implementation of multidisciplinary research tracking and assessing US health care spending, with analyses focused on small area estimation and variation across US counties and measuring and assessing disparities in spending and utilization across key race and ethnicity categories. This work requires timely coordination, management, and communication among different internal and external audiences, within and across research teams. The Project Officer will manage enterprise workflow, from data, to analytic processes, to results critique, to improvement. To create the needed indicators, the position manages collation of all available relevant quantitative data, from both external sources and other teams within IHME. The Project Officer will help facilitate the modeling of estimates and help to manage various analytic processes that are used to apply innovative analytic methods. Finally, they will ensure the results are vetted and eventually disseminated appropriately through a variety of mechanisms such as web presence, interactive tools and data visualizations, conference presentations, scientific publications, and materials for non-scientific audiences. To succeed, the Project Officer must develop a sufficient understanding of the Resource Tracking team’s intellectual and analytic approach, as well as the inner workings, timelines, and goals. They must also become conversant in the quantitative methods and modeling approaches used by the research team. In addition to becoming articulate about methods and results, the Project Officer must be adept at facilitating communication among technical and project staff with varying degrees of experience and from a variety of cultural settings and disciplines. Finally, the Project Officer must fully understand the project goals and be able to translate those goals into action by managing resources (including people) to achieve important deadlines for the delivery of complex products and tasks. Overall, the Project Officer will be a critical member of an agile, dynamic team. This position is contingent on project funding availability. Responsibilities: Research command Develop a command of the intellectual material, and the relevant results, as they act as inputs to the research area and the projects the individual must facilitate. The individual is expected to develop an astute understanding of the material presented in journal articles, policy reports, and presentations that result from the projects on which they work. Become thoroughly familiar with the details of complex interdisciplinary projects included in Resource Tracking’s portfolio, including their goals, objectives, and activities. As a knowledgeable resource on a project’s intellectual substance, be integrally involved with all processes and key activities during the lifecycle of the project and be able to summarize the project’s progress to internal and external audiences. Develop a command of the computational, diagnostic, and visualization needs of the portfolio and the associated competencies, skills, and resources required to achieve the research goals. Project management Facilitate complex projects involving cutting-edge quantitative data collation, analyses, and tools for dissemination. Monitor and assess adherence to data and code quality protocols among researchers, data professionals, and other staff; track progress against deadlines; and help resolve roadblocks. Expertly carry out communications, relationship building, and project management with faculty and senior leaders from governmental, non-profit, research, academic, and donor organizations to attain project goals and facilitate productive collaboration. Liaise with project managers and faculty across many teams in order to leverage the wealth of data generated by IHME. Drive research forward by managing dynamic teams of researchers and professional staff. Turn intellectual agendas set by researchers into action plans that can be implemented effectively across multiple project participants to achieve demanding and time-sensitive project milestones. Confidently and effectively participate in project assignments with a solid grounding in project specifics and current status. Track progress and manage coordination and communication across the team. Manage high-quality data collation, cleaning, and integration into the analytic process. Develop study protocols, process descriptions, and training materials to ensure efficient operations across the team. Coordinate needs and actions across multiple teams internally to ensure data access, analyses, and diagnostics are appropriately connected and undertaken efficiently to produce results in a timely manner. Facilitate routine analytic processes and modeling efforts to derive key indicators and estimates based upon set protocols and parameters. Monitor, report, and forecast workflow and deadlines through effective portfolio management. Coordinate implementation of research code and documentation versioning, improvements to code, and documentation of out-of-code processes. Facilitate creation of estimates documentation for the purpose of institutional knowledge sharing. Supervisory/management Supervise Data Analysts, Data Specialists, and hourly employees (e.g., student assistants, temporary staff), to include providing timely feedback and priority-setting guidance to them, hiring, training, completing performance evaluations, and making recommendations for disciplinary action as needed. Mentor researchers and data professionals by providing guidance in the development of professional skills (e.g., time management, work organization, communication skills). Manage overall workflow of team in close collaboration with Principal Investigator and senior staff on projects. Develop overall work-plan timeline and task assignments. Facilitate the development of new research proposals, including creating budgets to match proposed scopes of work, developing project management plans, and editing scientific narratives. Interpret financial reports and participate in the budgeting process. Manage events and meetings, including logistical support and materials creation. Participate in internal or external trainings, as needed. Formulate effective strategies for motivating research teams and helping to ensure high achievement among all individuals on them. Perform additional duties as assigned that fall within the reasonable scope of this position as a member of the Resource Tracking team and of IHME overall. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website,  click here. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, sciences, or related field plus three years’ related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional Requirements: Must exhibit strong desire and ability to learn new intellectual content across different disciplines in a timely fashion. Previous experience supervising employees. Incumbent must be able to work independently, be flexible, and juggle competing priorities. Strong oral and written communication skills and relationship management skills are critical. Strong project management skills, including demonstrated ability to take multiple priorities and translate them into project completion through expert planning. Experience using MS Office suite required. Excellent interpersonal skills; a cooperative team player, energetic, and able to develop productive relationships with colleagues and external collaborators. Interest in global health research. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. A commitment to working to alongside others at IHME to illuminate the health impacts of systemic racism and to work within IHME to make our organization more diverse and inclusive. See IHME’s DEI statement here: http://www.healthdata.org/get-involved/careers/dei . Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Evening and weekend work may be required. Office is located in Seattle, Washington. This position is eligible to work fully remote; work schedule required to overlap 50% of IHME office hours between 8am and 6pm Pacific Time. This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the U.S. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions. The University of Washington requires students and personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. To learn more about the requirements, please review the following: https://www.ehs.washington.edu/covid-19-prevention-and-response/uw-covid-19-vaccination-policy?_ga=2.31959098.540467107.1629831944-1755727657.1623616042 Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.  Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Seattle, WA [remote available]
Sep 08, 2021
Full time
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 is 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 outstanding opportunity for a Scientific Writer position on our Scientific Publications Team.   The primary purpose of this position is to support the development of high-quality peer-reviewed scientific papers for  IHME ’s work in fields including epidemiology, biostatistics, survey methodology, health economics, demography, and social determinants of health. The individual will write and coordinate the production of polished papers in collaboration with researchers for submission to peer-reviewed journals in order to broaden the quantitative evidence base for health. This position is contingent upon project funding availability. Responsibilities: Scientific Writing Write high-quality scientific articles for submission to peer-reviewed journals with support from other members of the Scientific Publications team Revise manuscripts for accuracy, consistency, clarity, grammar, and syntax Synthesize, distill, and present key messages from complex sets of quantitative findings in a manner that is suitable for a range of scientific audiences Develop ideas for figures and tables to convey key messages in consultation with lead author; write related results and discussion components Communicate and coordinate with internal experts to incorporate their feedback on draft scientific manuscripts Incorporate necessary revisions from peer review comments in consultation with the authoring team, including drafting responses to journal editors and reviewers Ensure manuscript documents meet all formatting requirements for journal submission As necessary, research and build reference libraries specific to each manuscript and manage the referencing and reference lists within manuscript files Draft cover letters synthesizing and distilling key contributions for each manuscript for submission and resubmission to academic journals Ensure the high quality and accuracy of all publications by maintaining strong attention to detail while planning around and creatively adapting to contingencies Project Management Drive research forward by managing communications and implementation of manuscript decisions, including but not limited to narrative development and visualization design Effectively delegate and implement action plans across multiple projects to achieve demanding and time-sensitive project milestones Collate, finalize, and upload manuscript files for submission through journal portals Support other Scientific Communications functions as needed Research Command Exhibit command of the intellectual material, analytic concepts, and results that are central to   IHME ’s work, including epidemiology, biostatistics, survey methodology, health economics, demography, social determinants, and education  Analyze   IHME   estimates to create new narratives exploring data trends, in collaboration with researchers and faculty Exhibit an understanding of the material presented in journal articles, policy reports, and presentations from the research projects on which they work Be thoroughly familiar with the details of complex interdisciplinary projects, including their goals, objectives, activities, and publications Be familiar with related scientific literature  Understand and interpret statistical results of studies, and the modeling approach used to obtain them, in order to summarize them in a clear, concise, and scientifically accurate manner Use   IHME ’s data visualization tools to access the high volume of data produced by   IHME Perform background research as needed to aid in project management and publications development Have a command of computational, diagnostic, and dissemination and communication needs of the research portfolio and the associated competencies, skills, and resources required to meet publication deadlines Other duties as assigned. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website,  click here. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in English, social sciences, health science, or related field and five years of experience, OR equivalent combination of education/experience. Additional Requirements: Proven experience with scientific writing and publishing Demonstrated expertise managing complex projects with shifting deadlines and involvement of multiple stakeholders Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and command complex, multidisciplinary material Demonstrated ability to write about scientific, technical content clearly and concisely Ability to quickly understand and synthesize relevant materials for scientific audiences Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment in collaboration with a range of individuals Strong written and oral communication skills with direct experience presenting to scientific audiences Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with external constituents and   IHME   colleagues from a diverse set of disciplines, expertise, and backgrounds A commitment to working alongside others at   IHME   to illuminate the health impacts of systemic racism and to work within   IHME   to make our organization more diverse and inclusive. See   IHME ’s DEI statement here: http://www.healthdata.org/get-involved/careers/dei . Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. DESIRED Master’s or PhD degree in health sciences or related field Experience working in global health CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Weekend and evening work sometimes required. This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the US. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions. The University of Washington requires students and personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Under state regulations, individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks while in all UW buildings and facilities. To learn more about the requirements, please review the following: https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/ . Office is located in Seattle, Washington. This position is eligible to work fully remote in the US. Work schedule required to overlap 50% of   IHME   office hours, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific Time; actual work schedule will be at the department’s discretion. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.  Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Seattle, WA [remote available]
Sep 08, 2021
Full time
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 is 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 outstanding opportunity for a Publications Officer to join the Scientific Publications team, working on Strategic Publications . The primary purpose of this position is to support the development of high-quality peer-reviewed scientific papers for  IHME ’s work in fields including epidemiology, biostatistics, survey methodology, health economics, demography, and social determinants. Particular emphasis will be given to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD), which provides a tool to quantify health loss from hundreds of diseases, injuries, and risk factors, so that health systems can be improved and disparities can be eliminated.  This position is contingent upon project funding availability. Responsibilities: Publications Management Manage the collaborator publications process including organizing calls for publication proposals, managing and tracking submissions including coordinating review, informing collaborators of proposal decisions, and maintaining communication and tracking information throughout the publications process. Contribute to improving the process for collaborator-led publications to ensure a mutually beneficial exchange between collaborators,   IHME   and high quality, high impact publications. Coordinate aspects of GBD summative publications (capstones) on an annual basis. Manage the paper production process for select publications from draft development to publication. Become proficient with journal submission requirements and sequences for the leading scientific journals in which   IHME   frequently publishes. Collate, finalize, and upload manuscript files for submission through journal portals Create and update production timelines, ensuring that all interrelated aspects of the schedule are being tracked and adapting timelines if milestones or deadlines shift. Gain a clear understanding of the complex computational machinery behind   IHME ’s work, and how these schedules relate to the paper production process. Develop an understanding of roles and areas of expertise of   IHME   faculty and staff; be able to identify the appropriate team member to assign to paper tasks. Maintain strong attention to detail while planning around contingencies. Writing Assist in writing sections of high-quality scientific articles for submission to peer-reviewed journals including drafting summaries, abstracts, or accompanying cover letters to journals and journal editors describing the research; may assist in developing comprehensive captions for tables and figures, drafting accurate descriptions of results from technical figures and tables, or contributing to other manuscript sections. Ensure manuscript documents meet all formatting requirements for journal submission? As necessary, research and build reference libraries specific to each manuscript and manage the referencing and reference lists within manuscript files? Engage with external collaborators to incorporate their feedback to draft scientific manuscripts, hone messages, and finalize manuscripts for submission. Participate in the peer-review process by facilitating required revisions through establishing journal required formatting, tracking and coordinating responses across writing teams, confirming that all requested responses and revisions have been completed, and accurately cross-referencing changes between reviewer response documents and revised manuscript files. Research Learning Develop a command of the intellectual material and analytic concepts that are central to   IHME ’s work, which span epidemiology, biostatistics, survey methodology, health economics, demography, social determinants, and education. Become familiar with the details of the GBD work and the complex interdisciplinary projects included in   IHME ’s GBD portfolio, including their goals, objectives, and activities. Become familiar with   IHME ’s data visualization tools in order to access the high volume of data produced by   IHME ; be able to extract key details from those data. Support other Scientific Publications functions as needed. Other duties as assigned. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website,  click here. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in English, Social Sciences, Health Science or related field and three years of experience OR Equivalent combination of education/experience. Additional Requirements: A commitment to working to alongside others at   IHME   to illuminate the health impacts of systemic racism and to work within   IHME   to make our organization more diverse and inclusive.  See   IHME ’s DEI statement here:  http://www.healthdata.org/get-involved/careers/dei Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and command complex, multidisciplinary material. Skilled time management in urgent and deadline-driven environment in collaboration with a range of individuals. Excellent written and oral communication skills with international audiences. Maintain excellent attention to detail while planning around contingencies.  Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with external constituents and   IHME   colleagues from a diverse set of disciplines, expertise, and backgrounds. Experience with CRM tools such as Salesforce. Experience designing and creating electronic surveys. Experience with project management tools such as Asana or similar project management software. Demonstrated comfort learning new technologies. Specific experience with scientific publishing and editorial processes. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. DESIRED Editorial experience and familiarity with copyediting principles and terminology as they relate to preparing publication proofs. Experience with managing complex projects. Experience working in global health. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Evening and/or weekend work will be required around publication deadlines. This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the U.S. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions. Office is located in Seattle, Washington. This position is eligible to work fully remote in the US.; work schedule required to overlap 50% of   IHME   office hours, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific Time; actual schedule will be determined with supervisor. The University of Washington requires students and personnel to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Under state regulations, individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks while in all UW buildings and facilities. To learn more about the requirements, please review the following: https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/ . Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.  Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Seattle, WA [remote available]
Aug 25, 2021
Full time
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Content Writer. 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 is cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all  IHME  team members. About the team The Global Impact Group (GIG) serves  IHME ’s vision of all people living long lives in full health through cutting edge communication and collaboration. GIG runs campaigns to amplify awareness of the most critical health challenges, and works with scientists and decision-makers to strengthen the evidence base of research and to take informed action. Within GIG, the Global Campaigns team works with media and social media, creating compelling content to help  IHME  advance policy windows by furnishing evidence to inform decision-making. About the position The Content Writer will achieve policy impact by creating audience-centric content. They will work closely with other team members to understand the needs of policy influencers and policymakers, and will generate materials that raise awareness among these target audiences and increases their engagement with  IHME ’s work. The Content Writer will be a skilled communicator, and able to quickly understand, form conclusions, and articulate key elements of research in a manner that is useful to key stakeholders in the policy sphere and beyond. This position directly contributes to the uptake and understanding of cutting-edge scientific analysis that establishes UW’s credibility and high bar of excellence in the field of population health by cultivating strong relationships with senior faculty and staff at  IHME  to understand research processes and products, to create content, and to liaise between  IHME  and external audiences. The individual in this position will need to develop an understanding of specific international target audiences and their information needs in order to develop audience-relevant content. They must be able to understand and translate complex research findings into key messages that inform policy priorities and debates in order to create positive impact on population health. Overall, the Content Writer will be an essential member of a collaborative team in a challenging and exciting work environment, helping shape the strategy for audience-centered content to meet  IHME ’s objectives. This position is contingent upon project funding availability. Responsibilities: Research Command and Audience Awareness Assess and understand the landscape, stakeholders, politics, and priorities in the global and public health fields, and the interest, motivations, knowledge, and information needs of target audiences. Identify and learn from best practices across similar disciplines for communication strategy to maximize uptake.  Cultivate a strong understanding of the key concepts, methods, inputs, results, priorities and implications of   IHME ’s research portfolio, including emergent projects and key issues in population health. Content Writing Write and produce custom content such as reports, briefs, web content, infographics, blog posts, and presentations that communicate key aspects of complex research projects in concise and comprehensible ways for decision makers, policy influencers, and other key stakeholders to help them better understand, communicate, and utilize   IHME ’s data. Innovate ways to seed uptake of   IHME   findings by communicating research concepts, methods, and results to decision makers and policy influencers. Contribute to the creation of training activities in collaboration with   IHME   training professionals. Project Coordination/Management and Content Production Build project timelines and tracking progress. Communicate with collaborators and target audiences to understand information needs. Liaise with   IHME   staff in various departments such as data analysts, visualization, and graphic design to produce visuals and overseeing fact checking. Other duties as assigned As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website,  click here. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Communications, Mathematics, Engineering, Public Health, or related field plus three years of work 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. Additional Requirements: Superior written, oral, and listening skills with the ability to adjust message and tone for a variety of audiences. Ability to take complex scientific research and transform it into compelling stories for a variety of audiences, particularly non-technical audiences. A strong awareness and understanding of power dynamics in population health, and a firm commitment to engaging partners equitably and with cultural humility. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives, and be flexible to adapt to changing priorities. Past success at project management, including a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, creatively solve problems, and reliably meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Strong attention to detail and accuracy. Strong interpersonal skills; a cooperative team player, perceptive, and emotionally intelligent. A commitment to working to alongside others at   IHME   to illuminate the health impacts of systemic racism and to work within   IHME   to make our organization more diverse and inclusive.  See   IHME ’s DEI statement here:  http://www.healthdata.org/get-involved/careers/dei DESIRED Previous experience in communications, policy, advocacy, or global health. Previous experience creating content about science for non-technical audiences. Skilled at guiding the creation of easy-to-understand visuals. Proficiency in more than one of the official UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish). CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT This position works on a global team and with a global network of stakeholders; as such evening and weekend work may be required to fulfill job duties. This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the U.S. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions. Office is located in Seattle, Washington. This position is eligible to work fully remote within the United States; work schedule required to overlap 50% of   IHME   office hours between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific Time. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.  Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Seattle, WA [remote available]
Aug 19, 2021
Full time
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 is 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 Simulation Science team . The Simulation Science team models the impact and cost-effectiveness of health care interventions for a variety of stakeholders. The scope of our work is wide. We produce models to compare interventions on maternal and child health, to evaluate new drugs for the treatment of non-communicable diseases, and to gauge the impact of public policy interventions on disease dynamics. This modeling work is done using a flexible, open-source simulation framework run on IHME’s 20,000-core high-performance computing cluster. The main purpose of this Data Analyst position is to provide support to key research projects, working independently and alongside a dynamic team of researchers, software engineers, and staff at all levels. This work will require background research into health interventions, risk factors, and diseases to understand current knowledge about their impacts and pathways, as well as data extraction and analysis to understand current baseline intervention coverage, cost, and effectiveness/efficacy. It will also require Python programming to implement and test modular components for specific health interventions. We are looking for an individual who is able to independently translate requests into actionable results through interactions with research databases and scientific literature, formulation of displays of results, and development of complex code to be applied to a variety of quantitative data. The role calls for dexterity in working with varying types of data sources and the ability to assess, transform, and quality control results, and utilize quantitative data using Python 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. This position will additionally work alongside other research staff on complementary projects and will require knowledge and skill sharing and collective problem solving. Overall, the Data Analyst will be a critical member of an agile, dynamic research team. This position is contingent on project funding availability. Responsibilities: Research command Become familiar with substantive areas of expertise to understand the dimensions and uses of health data and the analytic underpinnings of different research streams. Work directly with researchers to identify the source of data used in models and results, understand the context of the data, and ensure that they are relevant to the analyses themselves. Create and document efficient, effective, and replicable methods for extracting data, developing code, organizing data sources, managing data quality, and explaining complex analytic processes. Perform literature reviews and data analyses using statistical and/or machine-learning methods. Review and assess scientific literature and available data sources in order to determine their relevance and utility for ongoing analyses. Data management and analytics Problem-solve computational and analytic challenges by investigating the data, understanding the root questions, and coming up with alternative measurement strategies. Implement code solutions in order to answer analytic questions, perform diagnostics on results, and test and assess new methods. Maintain, update, and adapt databases containing health data from multiple sources such as surveys, vital registration systems, administrative records, and published studies relevant to demographic estimation. Maintain, update, and carry out routine but complex computational processes and statistical modeling that are central to generating estimates of key indicators. Execute queries on databases and resolve intricate questions in order to respond to the needs of senior researchers and external requests from collaborators, media, policymakers, donors, and other stakeholders. Bring together data, analytic engines, and data visualizations in one seamless computational process. Use protocols to identify problems with datasets and routine computational processes, rectify issues, and systematize data for future analyses. Transform and format datasets for use in ongoing analyses. Catalog and incorporate these datasets into databases. Perform quality checks. General Create tables, figures, and charts for presentations and publications. Provide referencing and other support for publications and presentations. Communicate clearly and effectively while contributing as a member of the Institute. Work closely with other team members to assist with relevant tasks, facilitate learning new skills, and help resolve emerging problems on different projects. Participate in overall community of the Institute, carrying out duties as required as team members with other Institute members. Participate in other research activities as needed by the project. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website,  click here. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in a social science, Engineering, Computer Science or related and two years of related experience OR Equivalent combination of education/experience. Additional Requirements: Demonstrated success in developing code in Python. Adept diplomacy and exemplary interpersonal skills required. Must be agile at forming respectful and rewarding relationships with people with different levels of experience and expertise from a variety of cultural, linguistic, and professional settings. Strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and priorities to meet established and changing deadlines. Deep interest in global health, population health, and/or ways in which quantitative research and data science can be used to create valuable global public goods. Demonstrated self-motivation, ability to absorb detailed information, flexibility, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, energetic, highly creative, and collaborative environment. Ability to learn new information quickly and apply analytic skills to better understand complex information in a systematic way. Strong quantitative aptitude. A commitment to working to alongside others at IHME to illuminate the health impacts of systemic racism and to work within IHME to make our organization more diverse and inclusive. See IHME’s DEI statement here: http://www.healthdata.org/get-involved/careers/dei Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. DESIRED Demonstrated success in developing code in R. Demonstrated ability in using databases with large-scale, complex datasets. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Weekend and evening work sometimes required. This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the US. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions. Office is located in Seattle, Washington. This position is eligible to work fully remote in the US; work schedule required to overlap 50% of IHME office hours, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific Time. This position currently has funding until September 2022, with a possibility of being extended. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.  Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Aug 10, 2021
Full time
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 is 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 outstanding opportunity for a Publications Officer to join the Scientific Publications team . The primary purpose of this position is to support the development of high-quality peer-reviewed scientific papers for IHME’s work in fields including epidemiology, biostatistics, survey methodology, health economics, demography, and social determinants. This position will track progress against established key performance indicators and operational metrics of success. This position will increase the quality and accuracy of all manuscripts by maintaining strong attention to detail while planning around and creatively adapting to contingencies and supporting other Scientific Publications functions as needed. The individual in this position must manipulate and manage Salesforce, Qualtrics, Web of Science, and other datasets. This position is primarily responsible for liaising with internal and external stakeholders and will often be the first point of contact for a global collaborator network. This requires the individual in this position to be proficient in various technology platforms (Salesforce, Qualtrics) and comfortable running and troubleshooting code, have keen project management skills, and embody a customer service viewpoint in order to both respond to and escalate inquiries. Additionally, this position will play a key role in evaluating the success of IHME’s scientific publications, being primarily responsible for tracking key performance indicators and visualizing data for quarterly and annual reports.  This position is contingent on project funding. Responsibilities: Scientific Publications Metric Tracking and Evaluation Establish, maintain, and review paper production, tracking, and management processes and systems; proactively seek out and identify necessary improvements, modify systems and tools to increase efficiency. Develop, collect, produce, format, and collect metrics to evaluate the current success and reach of IHME scientific publications and to facilitate the targeting of future publications for maximum impact. Prepare annual and ad hoc summaries of strategic publications metrics reporting by journal, subject area, research team, or other groupings as requested. Maintain dashboards and standard reports that help to track, summarize, and prioritize ongoing publications. Produce summary process metrics, including timelines and success rates. Synthesize Scientific Publications metrics to prepare detailed reporting materials on progress toward strategic targets for the IHME Board, Global Burden of Disease Independent Advisory Committee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other partners annually and as requested for specific needs, including presentation materials, donor reports, and related narratives. Customize reports and materials by Principal Investigator, or through other parameters, as needed. Provide information needed to monitor key performance indicators related to research strategy as it relates to publications for IHME overall. Systematically track and update publication metrics by IHME-affiliated authors. Keep website and other public dissemination avenues current with information. Prepare materials and presentations, and conduct background research as needed to support IHME’s scientific publications. Editorial Command As the subject matter expert, develop internal video trainings and walkthroughs for research and non-research staff on editorial and publication processes. Plan and conduct user research and testing on internal and external stakeholders to better understand audience needs for editorial processes. Leverage user research to streamline editorial processes and implement them in conjunction with the Editorial Manager, the Scientific Publications Data Analytics Team, and Global Engagement and Outreach. Monitor and manage the progression of papers through the editorial process and proactively anticipate needs of publication teams and journal editorial staff, informing necessary stakeholders as appropriate. Contribute to the onboarding and training of Editorial Coordinators in collaboration with the Editorial Manager. Develop and maintain documentation and resources related to editorial processes, including processing collaborator comments, generating authorship and related publications materials, invoicing and licensing of publications, and publications-related policies and procedures, in conjunction with the Editorial Manager. Create and design electronic surveys and campaigns to capture comments, author forms, and contributions from internal and external stakeholders; execute tasks related to paper production, as delegated by other members of the Scientific Publications Team. Engagement and External Communications Oversee customer service processes and systems to ensure collaborator requests are resolved in a timely manner, serving as the primary liaison to the Global Burden of Disease Collaborator Network. Design and draft messaging to share publications-related updates with members of the network; develop messaging and communication strategy working alongside members of the Global Impact Group. Operate as the primary reviewer of publications-related GBD Secretariat inquiries, ensuring the delivery of prompt, courteous, and knowledgeable replies to internal and external stakeholders, escalating as necessary. Manage the collaborator affiliations database, continuously reviewing, updating, and tracking collaborator affiliations in Salesforce, escalating questions as necessary. Analyze collaborator inquiries to devise updates to policies and procedures and engagement strategies in collaboration with the Editorial Manager and the Global Engagement and Outreach Team. Assist the Editorial Manager in developing and maintaining a library of template communications for use in communicating with IHME’s collaborator network or with journal editorial staff. Speak to diverse technical and non-technical audiences in a language and manner that connects with their interests while explaining in clear terms IHME’s work and mission. Other duties as assigned. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website,  click here. REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in English, Social Sciences, Health Science, or related field and three years of experience, OR equivalent combination of education/experience. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Additional Requirements: Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and command complex, multidisciplinary material. Skilled time management in urgent and deadline-driven environment in collaboration with a range of individuals. Excellent written and oral communication skills with international audiences. Maintain excellent attention to detail while planning around contingencies.  Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with external constituents and IHME colleagues from a diverse set of disciplines, expertise, and backgrounds. Experience with CRM tools such as Salesforce. Experience designing and creating electronic surveys. Experience with project management tools such as Asana. Demonstrated comfort learning new technologies. Ability to compartmentalize, illustrate, and explain editorial processes and procedures. Experience with scientific publishing and editorial processes. A commitment to working to alongside others at IHME to illuminate the health impacts of systemic racism and to work within IHME to make our organization more diverse and inclusive. See IHME’s DEI statement here: http://www.healthdata.org/get-involved/careers/dei . DESIRED Editorial experience and familiarity with copyediting principles and terminology as they relate to preparing publication proofs. Experience with managing complex projects. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Weekend and evening work sometimes required. This position is open to anyone authorized to work in the US. The UW is not able to sponsor visas for staff positions. Office is located in Seattle, Washington. This position is eligible to work fully remote in the US; work schedule required to overlap 50% of IHME office hours, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific Time. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.  Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.