Department of Health Metrics Sciences

February 12, 2019

Assistant Professor without Tenure Level – Vaccine Coverage and Vaccine Preventable Disease Burden

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and the
Department of Health Metric Sciences within the School of Medicine at the
University of Washington are recruiting to fill one full-time faculty position
at the Assistant Professor without tenure (WOT) level. *  Assistant
Professors in the Department of Health Metrics Sciences have an annual service
period of 12 months (July 1 – June 30) and is a multi-year appointment.
Anticipated start in July 2019.

The incumbent will identify ways to strengthen existing
national and subnational (including geospatial) estimates of vaccine coverage
and vaccine preventable disease (VPD) burden approaches through iterative model
improvement and methodological innovation in order to keep science as
cutting-edge as possible and take advantage of emerging technologies. This will
include for vaccine coverage: assessment and critique of data; adapting the
national and geospatial modeling frameworks to extend models to additional
vaccines and data sources (e.g., administrative data); decide which analytic
strategies to test and how best to deploy methods and coding techniques; and
will critique, refine, and finalize estimates in order to produce final results
and maps. On estimating disease burden this will include: modeling of causes of
death, non-fatal health outcomes, and risk factor exposures using data from a
multitude of sources and applying complex algorithms in novel statistical
applications developed at IHME. The incumbent’s duties will include generation
and critique of these results in light of trends in the available data and
epidemiological and clinical assumptions where appropriate, determine whether
adjustments to models or model assumptions should be made, and analyze results
in consultation with other faculty. Incumbent is expected to present the
results both internally and externally and to contribute to appropriate peer
reviewed journal articles and policy reports pertaining to them. The incumbent
is expected to contribute to the expansion of vaccine coverage and VPD research
for the Institute, including the expansion of network of collaborators.

Faculty members will also take on an important leadership
role in mentoring predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows working in the field of
health metrics. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching,
research, and service. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate
with experience.

*Faculty appointed WOT do not hold tenure because all or
part of their annual University-administered salary is derived from sources
other than regularly appropriated state funds. Except for this distinction, WOT
faculty members have the same rights, responsibilities, and obligations as
tenure-track and tenured faculty members at those ranks.


The successful applicants will have an MD and MPH or PhD in
statistics, spatial statistics, ecology, epidemiology, genetics, population
health, related field or foreign equivalent.  The successful applicant
will have a proven record of quantitative research in a health-related field
including statistical modeling using multiple and large data sets. Record of
quantitative research linked directly to vaccines is required.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief statement outlining research interests and a minimum of two letters of recommendation through Interfolio. Note that five letters of recommendation are required at the point at which a candidate advances to the final phase of consideration.

This position is open until filled. 

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