The Center for Health Trends and Forecasts seeks competitive candidates for several open positions on novel health and social science research teams
SEATTLE – Two unique opportunities for social scientists seeking a short-term research stay or postdoctoral program were announced today by a research group focused on expanding research and evidence relating to aging and longevity.
The Center for Health Trends and Forecasts (CHTF), housed within the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, is now accepting applications from competitive candidates for one postdoctoral fellowship and up to six short-term visiting scholar positions.
“The research teams at the Center have a lot to gain from strong scholars and fellows who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives in social science research,” explained Faye Ziegeweid, MPH, the CHTF Project Manager at IHME. “We’re looking forward to welcoming new members to our team.”
As one of 11 National Institute on Aging Demography Centers in the United States, the Center contributes to the career development of early stage investigators in the field, providing networking opportunities and resources for disseminating vital research. Other centers are housed at Harvard, Stanford, and Duke, among other top schools.
Chosen visiting scholars and the postdoctoral fellow will work with diverse project teams studying a variety of topics – from social determinants of HIV, to trends in global health funding, to county-level child mortality in China. Both open positions require a doctoral research degree or foreign equivalent in demography, economics, sociology, health policy, or a related social science field. Visiting scholars will stay for two-month visits, while the postdoctoral fellow will commit to one year.
The Center, established in 2014, also funds and spearheads pilot projects for research on subnational burden of disease, prioritizing programs that bring an international focus to understanding health outcomes and disparities. For example, one CHTF-funded project examined the relationship between economic standing and health throughout the life cycle in 188 countries.
Those selected to join the CHTF will also work closely with findings from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, the world’s most comprehensive epidemiology project, to foster innovative social science research. For more information on the qualifications, expectations, and application process for the visiting scholar and postdoctoral researcher positions, view the descriptions here: http://www.healthdata.org/chtf
Established in 2007, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research center at the University of Washington in Seattle that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates strategies to address them. IHME makes this information available so that policymakers, donors, practitioners, researchers, and local and global decision-makers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources to best improve population health. For more information, visit www.healthdata.org.