The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to deliver to the world timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence to improve health policy and practice. IHME carries out its mission through a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. Our vision is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base so all people live long lives in full health.
IHME is committed to providing the evidence base necessary to help solve the world’s most important health problems. This requires creativity and innovation, which are cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all IHME team members.
IHME has an exciting opportunity for a Data Extraction Analyst on the Surge Team, supporting the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) study. The Surge Team is a group of data professionals that support the GBD and other research teams through temporary assignments, providing help with data extraction and transformation, database management, data quality management, data extraction and formatting, modeling, and providing key inputs for publications and presentations. Support from Surge Team members is often requested to help teams during crunch times, with unexpected challenges or delays, or where staffing has fallen short. Data Extraction Analysts must develop an understanding of different research needs and analytic functions across multiple projects to best meet researcher needs. A core research area for IHME is the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors study (GBD). 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, the GBD is the largest and most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. The GBD’s aim is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base to make decisions that achieve better health.
The main purpose of 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.
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