We're always seeking extraordinary and creative individuals to tackle the challenging research problems in global health. The Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) is a highly dynamic organization with a work environment that is defined by innovation and collaboration. Our research and software teams are made up of a diverse and talented group of individuals attacking the complex problems found within global health to improve the world we live in. As part of Intellectual Ventures Global Good initiative, IDM is committed to improving and saving lives in developing countries through the use of quantitative analysis.


Research Scientist (Computational Modeling)

We seek a full-time Research Scientist to work as part of the IDM global development research team to collaborate on the development, refinement, and application of sophisticated models of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases for epidemiological research and eradication-campaign planning, focusing primarily on immediate applications to measles. The scientific responsibilities of this role will include a combination of: analyzing existing data on immunization and disease incidence; utilizing and refining IDM’s existing measles models; identifying promising new modeling approaches in the literature and implementing them; executing model-based experiments to investigate pressing questions in disease control and eradication policy; visualizing complex data and simulation outputs; and clarifying key dependencies and uncertainties in their results.

Research Statistician

We seek a full-time Research Statistician to work as part of the IDM global development research team to gather, analyze, and model data about healthcare delivery in countries with a high burden of communicable diseases. The statistician will focus on diverse data and problems related to the impact, effectiveness, efficiency, and measurement of healthcare delivery systems, e.g. health and demographic surveys, epidemiological studies, disease surveillance, clinical trials, and administrative data reported by healthcare systems and other disease control campaign efforts.


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Postdoctoral Research Scientist—Data, Dynamics, and Analytics

We seek a postdoctoral research scientist to join the IDM Data, Dynamics, and Analytics team for a 2-3 year period.  The researcher will be focused on applying modern data science, machine-learning, and statistical techniques to a wide-range of data sources including infectious disease data, household survey data, genomes, etc. 



For more information about IDM’s Summer Internship Program email recruiting@idmod.org.

IDM partners with selected universities, NGOs, government ministries, and other research and public health institutions focused on researching new ways to understand and combat diseases both locally and globally. If you are interested in learning more about collaborating with us, please contact recruiting@idmod.org.