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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 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, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Costs and Cost Effectiveness; 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 is cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all IHME team members.
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a GIS Manager. The main purpose of this position is to provide support to IHME’s analytic work by leading the creation and management of shape files and central covariates that are used in small area modeling, routine display of IHME estimates, and in a variety of maps and related visual displays that make the results easy to understand and encourage uptake by a variety of audiences.
The GIS Manager must develop an understanding of data and mapping needs of small area analyses and related research areas and establish standards for the management and use of shape files. The position calls for dexterity working with complex databases and the ability to assess, transform, and utilize quantitative data using multiple coding languages (R, ArcGIS, and/or common GIS software skills are required). Position is contingent upon project funding availability.
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Bachelor’s Degree in GIS or related field and five years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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