The essentials

As University of Washington (UW) employees, we receive generous benefits to help you live your best life while furthering one of the world’s greatest missions.

Health care: Choose from 10 different health plans and get dental insurance at no cost to you or your dependents.

Paid time off: Enjoy generous amounts of vacation and sick time off that you can feel good about taking.

Retirement: Pick from several plans, including one that matches dollar for dollar up to a certain percentage and vests immediately.

Transportation and more: The UW campus is yours to explore with a fully subsidized U-PASS for unlimited public transit, tuition exemption for university courses, and discounts on merchandise, gym membership, and more.

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Even more benefits with IHME

We pride ourselves on fostering a culture of continuous learning and a community that values the wellness of all its participants.

Flexible work setting

Work from the beautiful Hans Rosling Center located on UW’s campus in Seattle, Washington or remotely from anywhere in the US or split your time between the two. IHME is committed to supporting you wherever you choose to be.

No matter where you work from, you’ll have access to:

  • Collaboration – Our team uses a suite of online collaboration tools to help your team work together well, building opportunities for structured as well as informal moments for you to meet and spark creativity.
  • Community – Our team- and community-building initiatives include both virtual and in-person opportunities, to join in from wherever you are.
  • Development – We provide both self-paced, remote learning opportunities as well as live and in-person trainings to make sure you can grow your skills from anywhere.

Learn about remote work

Staff appreciation

One of our favorite things to do at IHME is to recognize brilliance among us. Each year we give out awards highlighting excellence in four categories: Innovator of the Year, Rising Star/Rookie of the Year, Outstanding Growth, and Community Builder.

Our team-building and recognition funds are available for all teams to meet up for lunch, send each other a thank-you coffee gift card, spend the afternoon bowling on the UW campus, or anything else that will bring you closer together.

Professional development

As an IHME employee you will have access to tailored resources and opportunities that are available to help you grow in your career. We provide funding for professional development, allowing you to take advantage of the UW Professional and Organizational Development offerings, as well as courses outside the UW, conferences, and books or other learning materials.

Another great benefit of being an IHME employee is the Washington State Employee Tuition Exemption Program. For eligible staff and faculty, this state program pays for about six credits per term for classes taken at the UW or other participating state, community, and technical colleges.

Connected community

Twice a year we gather together for a Day of Reflection, where we hear from diverse speakers about their lived experiences and research highlighting disparities in their communities and the world at large. We also provide spaces year-round for our staff to connect with others who share their backgrounds, interests, and experiences through our Employee Resource Groups. You can find even more opportunities to engage with other IHMErs through our Community Building Club, which organizes events like guest lectures, weekly contests, and trivia.

Learn about community building

Life-work balance

IHME strives to provide support and guidance to teams on how to structure and plan their work to allow employees to do their work meaningfully while still respecting their whole person. We are proud to be ranked in the 88th percentile of our industry for work-life balance, and we are always looking for more ways to make it even better.