Managing Research Scientist

Gender Equality Metrics

IHME has an excellent opportunity for a Managing Research Scientist to join the Gender Equality Metrics (GEM) team. We are looking for someone ready to advance in their career in global health research. As a Managing Research Scientist, you will be a supervisor on the research team by contributing to research design and training and mentoring junior staff. The GEM team has the unique position to both strengthen and leverage the Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) as a comprehensive tool to evaluate standardized metrics of conditions that disproportionately affect women and girls, as well as improve the measurement and evidence-base of GBV and associated health burden and long-term implications for women’s health and wellbeing. We are focused on improving the evidence base on how to reduce the most significant gender gaps in health to spur progress. IHME researchers analyze and produce key estimates and assess all available relevant quantitative data – including those on causes of death, epidemiology, and a range of determinants such as education and income – from surveys, vital registration, censuses, literature, registries, and administrative records. Managing Research Scientists play a critical role in supervising and managing research team staff.

You will be integrally involved in producing, critiquing, improving, and disseminating results related to gender analyses at IHME. You are someone who is capable of keeping your team on track to meet deadlines and research objectives. You have experience with the publication process, and at IHME, you will build out your portfolio with several peer-reviewed papers. You thrive in a collaborative work environment and are capable of working on multiple projects concurrently while meeting deadlines. You keep current of recent scientific, engineering, and technical advances and are able to translate these into your research. This position is contingent on project funding availability.

Application information

The application process 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 Work 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.

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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington (UW). 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 (GBD), 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.