Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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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; Geospatial Analysis; 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 outstanding opportunity for a full-time Analyst in the Client Services Unit (CSU). The Client Services Unit aims to increase the funding that private sector companies provide to IHME's work, by engaging creatively with those companies and offering a range of options for financial engagement. The Analyst provides support to CSU projects through systematic reviews, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analytics, information management, client interface, and creation of client deliverables for multidisciplinary projects. Providing key analytical inputs and shaping them into effective presentations will be a major component of this role. The individual will be expected to interact with a range of stakeholders and to concisely describe complex concepts and materials on health systems, systems transformation, public health, and health data.
This position is supervised by an Associate within the Client Services Unit. This is a one-year renewable contract, where the incumbent may earn a yearly incentive bonus based upon CSU incentive targets being achieved during the plan year.
Become familiar with substantive areas of IHME research to understand the dimensions and uses of health data in complex multidisciplinary analyses, including, but not limited to, health financing, global burden of disease, and future health scenarios.
Data extraction and summarization
Perform systematic searches for data from literature, surveys, censuses, administrative records, budget reports, and other relevant sources.
Extract, format, and transform data from multiple sources according to set protocols and in consultation with researchers to best meet client needs.
Maintain, update, and interact with databases containing health data from multiple sources.
Execute queries and prepare summaries of data searches, extractions, and transformations.
Perform quality assurance and routine diagnostics on data and databases.
Prepare summaries of data searches, extractions, and transformations with the CSU team for external audiences. Project management, client support, and deliverable production
Coordinate CSU project work streams in problem-solving and developing project deliverables, both from IHME headquarters in Seattle as well as client sites in the US and abroad.
Support the translation of complex scientific findings and results into materials that are comprehensible to clients and collaborators. Help to create presentations of findings, reports, and related deliverables.
Produce supplemental analyses and results based upon scientific findings combined with background research and client/collaborator-driven information that meet specific client and collaborator needs.
Analyze and synthesize information provided by clients and collaborators and integrate that information into project deliverables.
Write client and collaborator reports and other related materials from concept to finished product utilizing a high degree of critical thinking and creativity.
Understand and help to further refine metrics for project quality in all aspects of deliverable development.
Support communications, relationship-building, and project management with leaders from governmental, nonprofit, research, intergovernmental, service delivery, and private sector organizations to facilitate productive collaboration.
Communicate clearly and effectively while contributing as a productive member of the CSU. Work closely with other team members to help them with relevant tasks, show them how to learn new skills, and 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.
Must exercise strong independent judgment in executing the responsibilities contained herein, assessing information at hand and conferring with other key stakeholders.
Participate in overall community of the Institute, carrying out duties as required as team members with other Institute members.
Perform additional duties as assigned that fall within the reasonable scope of this position as a member of the team.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's degree in social sciences or related field or equivalent combination of education and two years' relevant work experience.
Must have demonstrated facility with analytic tasks and ability to participate productively in interdisciplinary teams.
Strong quantitative and qualitative aptitude, desire to learn new skills, and ability to interpret complex analytic information.
Strong sense of focus and attention to detail.
Comfortable with uncertainty in project implementation.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative environment to manage multiple priorities while coordinating resources needed to meet deadlines.
Ability to learn new information quickly and to apply analytic skills to better understand complex information in a systematic way.
Interest in global health research.
Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, good communication skills, and the ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, energetic, highly creative, entrepreneurial environment.
Fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of an additional language is desirable.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Occasional travel may be required, up to 10%, depending upon projects.
Must have valid passport or ability to obtain passport to travel nationally and internationally.
Work is often also required nights and weekends.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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