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Student Opportunity FW22-23 – Dahdaleh Institute Global Health Research Assistant

Student Opportunity FW22-23 – Dahdaleh Institute Global Health Research Assistant


Published on July 29, 2022

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Job ID: 46058

Application Deadline: Thursday, August 18, 2022 @11:59 p.m. EDT

Eligibility criteria.

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Hourly wage: $17 per hour

Hours per week: 6 hours per week

Start date: September 12, 2022

End date: April 27, 2023

Job description

Under the supervision of Prof. Wiktorowicz, the global health research RAY student (6 hours per week) will:

  • Help catalogue books, organize a bibliography, and collect global health academic literature of the past 3 years to focus on a new book with chapters on global health, planetary health, and international relations.
  • Create and maintain a digital research repository to be accessed by Dahdaleh Institute (DI) fellows, students, and researchers.
  • Design and deliver training and support programs (e.g., workshops and sessions) on various emergent technologies and research dissemination products.
  • Prepare meeting agendas and supporting documents, take minutes, record actionable items, and ensure appropriate follow-up.
  • Act as a representative of the DI at events as assigned.
  • Attend and actively participate in a weekly transdisciplinary seminar series and write up content and other notes for knowledge dissemination.
  • Provide event support, including administrative and logistical support for research projects.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Specific research activities the student(s) will be engaged in:

  • Gathering data from international government agencies and research organizations
  • Compiling and cleaning quantitative and qualitative data in Excel, Word, and other software
  • Creating and maintaining a structured and annotated bibliographic review of existing literature, organizing resources, projects, and individuals
  • Managing sources using reference management software
  • Participating in literature reviews and in writing and editing manuscripts summarizing research

Type of research experience the student(s) will receive:

  • Critical thinking
  • Conducting a literature review, creating an annotated bibliography, tabulating data
  • Preparing presentations and written outputs of research; editing and formatting drafts; corresponding with partners and workshop invitees
  • Professional communication, including international and cross-cultural professional interaction and communication

Type of training and support that will be provided to the student(s) in carrying out these research activities:

  • Methodological training in data analysis
  • Subject matter training in global health
  • Regular status meetings with your supervising full-time faculty member


  • Current undergraduate York student. Applicants from diverse programs of study are encouraged. The Dahdaleh Institute welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment.
  • Demonstrated interest in global health.
  • Demonstrated skills, experience, and familiarity with conducting literature reviews.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative and/or integrative).
  • Excellent analytical skills for understanding, sorting, and categorizing complex information. Skills and resourcefulness in drawing mind-maps and tabulating information is an asset.
  • Demonstrated note-taking, journal-keeping, and filing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, professional correspondence, and public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Excellent computer skills (word processing, email, database, spreadsheets, forms, and slides; facility with Office 365 Apps). WordPress editing skills are an asset. Social media communication skills are an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including international and cross-cultural communication. Ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team with researchers, students, and staff.
  • Eagerness to learn, support, and take initiative.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.

Application materials

  • Cover letter
  • Resume


Global Health & Humanitarianism, Global Health Foresighting, Planetary Health



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