Research Manager, HIV/TB

Location: Bellevue, WA, USA

Ref: rm20190606

Date Published: June 6, 2019


The Institute for Disease Modeling shapes global efforts to eradicate infectious diseases and to achieve permanent improvements in the health of those most in need. By developing, using, and freely sharing computational modeling tools, we advise policymakers, promote quantitative decision-making and advance scientific methodologies. IDM is a highly dynamic organization, composed of research scientists and software professionals, with a work environment that is defined by innovation and collaboration. As part of our work, we routinely collaborate with groups at the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, PATH, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ministries of health in the developing world, as well as universities and research institutes. IDM is an institute within the Global Good Fund, a collaboration between Intellectual Ventures and Bill and Melinda Gates.

The HIV and TB research programs at IDM provide analytical support to our strategic partners on population-level dynamics questions, including predictions of epidemic trends, impacts of intervention-targeting scenarios, target product profiles for specific use cases, and insights into risk factors and drivers of variability in epidemic patterns across demographic, temporal, and spatial scales. The HIV and TB Research Manager, reporting to the Director of Global Health Research, will work closely with the other software and research groups at IDM to develop and apply a reusable set of open-source modeling tools to address specific policy questions, while also advancing their use more widely in the community. The individual will assume an essential role in shaping the culture, tactical and strategic goals, and the overall success of IDM’s contributions to global health.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership based on a deep understanding of the problems their team works on and the techniques they use to solve them
  • Provide strategic leadership to align research projects with IDM’s mission
  • Reinforce best practices within team to enable them to deliver on complex projects efficiently
  • Develop project plans that make use of resources and set timelines to achieve goals
  • Work with stakeholders to set and manage expectations through lifetime of projects
  • Develop and maintain productive and engaging collaborations with strategic partners
  • Provide mentorship and career guidance to direct reports, building opportunities for their career growth
  • Resolve conflicts and balance competing priorities

Key Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Ph.D. in statistics, computer science, mathematics, epidemiology, or a related field plus 3-7 years of experience
  • 1-3 year’ experience managing research teams
  • Experience in managing complex projects involving multiple individuals, stakeholders, and timelines
  • Experience in a field of infectious disease epidemiology, especially HIV, TB, health systems, behavioral dynamics, trial design
  • Knowledge of public health issues in developing world settings, with preference given to first-hand experience
  • Ability to read & write data-analysis and disease-dynamics code in R or Python, as well as familiarity with C/C++
  • Experience working as part of a software development team is a plus
  • Must work well in a team
  • Must be a clear and effective communicator
  • Must be highly self-motivated and results-minded
  • Must have strong analytical skills

Joining our group provides unique opportunities to interact with global-health policymakers, to collaborate with world-class research laboratories and non-profit organizations, and to contribute to global and national disease control strategies.

We are an equal opportunity employer