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

 

Research Scientist (Machine Learning)

We seek a full-time Research Scientist to work as part of the IDM research team and collaborate on the adaptation of machine learning methods to the problem of calibrating infectious disease transmission models to pathogen genomic and epidemiological data, with immediate applications to seasonal influenza, RSV, and polio.

Research Scientist (Dynamical Modeling)

We seek a full-time Research Scientist to work as part of the IDM research team and collaborate on the development of infectious disease transmission models that incorporate pathogen evolution, with immediate applications to seasonal influenza, RSV, and polio.

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.

SOFTWARE

Positions filled

POST-DOCTORAL PROGRAM

 

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. 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Research Intern- Malaria Drug Delivery Model

As an IDM intern, you would collaborate with IDM research scientists, software engineers and health-economists to build a computational tool that projects real-time intervention coverages. Your goal will be to quantify and compute local community health workers movements using satellite imagery and local logistics to inform on intervention coverages in the short and long terms.

Research Intern- Malaria

We seek a summer intern who will work as part of the IDM Malaria team to help in the development and calibration of a novel within-host model of malaria infection and immunity. The primary purpose of this work is to explore the parameterization of this model across diverse reference settings such that the model performs with fidelity and accuracy to a wide range of transmission settings. Our aim is that model outputs can help to guide policy decision making with respect to the impact of interventions in high burden countries as well as settings approaching elimination.

Intern Software Test Engineer

IDM's Computational Model Test Team has automated statistical tests of our infectious disease model that run with our regular builds of our modeling software. Currently, these tests are executed through our regression testing scripts. This project is to get these tests adapted to run through the same simulation management software used by our Infectious Disease modeling teams.

Research Intern-Health Finance & Delivery

The intern will collaborate with IDM's health finance and delivery researchers. They will contribute to research into optimal strategies for investing in healthcare systems strengthening and capacity building.

Research Intern-Vaccination Coverage

As an IDM intern, you would collaborate with IDM research scientists, statisticians, and software engineers to analyze and model novel vaccinator tracking data from Nigeria, potentially offering a wealth of information about human mobility, accessibility, and intervention delivery.

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.