Call: Post-graduate fellowship at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Organizer: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
Application deadline: 1 March 2009
“….IHME aspires to make available to the world high-quality information on population health, its determinants, and the performance of health systems. We seek to achieve this directly, by catalyzing the work of others and by training researchers as well as policy makers. Our goal is to improve the health of the world’s populations by providing the best information on population health.
The IHME Post-Graduate Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for individuals with graduate-level training and a strong quantitative background to conduct in-depth, methodological research on a variety of global health topics with the mentorship of faculty and senior researchers. Through research, training workshops and mentorship, the program is intended to enhance the analytical skills of future academics and professional leaders in the field of global health measurement and evaluation.
Post-Graduate Fellows will contribute directly to the overall research agenda of IHME and will be involved in all aspects of projects including analyzing and synthesizing existing data, catalyzing new data collection, building statistical models and validating new analytical methods, interpreting findings, and reporting and disseminating results. Post-Graduate Fellows will be involved in research in one of six key areas of work: health outcomes, health services, resource inputs, evaluations, decision analytics, and tools and instruments.
Post-Graduate Fellowships are appointed at IHME for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year upon mutual agreement. The salary is $50,000 during the first year and subject to a merit increase during the second year. As University of Washington employees fellows are eligible for an insurance benefits package that includes a choice among several medical and dental insurance plans, life insurance, and long-term disability. Please note that there is no retirement package included with this appointment.