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Student Opportunity FW22-23 – Global Health Research Dissemination and Design

Student Opportunity FW22-23 – Global Health Research Dissemination and Design


Published on July 29, 2022

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Job ID: 46061

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

Eligibility criteria.

Applications are only accepted through the Career Centre. Go to the Career Centre portal and search for the posting with the Job ID listed above.

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 Dr. Orbinski, the research dissemination and design assistant (RAY program, 6 hours per week) will:

  • Assist with all planning, editing and production stages for a new annual research publication by the Dahdaleh Institute
  • Solicit, curate, and edit content and images
  • Design attractive online and print layouts
  • Conduct interviews and collect data
  • Support authors
  • Attend, actively participate in, and keep detailed notes from editorial meetings
Specific research activities the student(s) will be engaged in:
  • Creating and maintaining a production schedule
  • Writing and editing copy
  • Interviewing contributors
  • Gathering data from Institute researchers and staff
  • Designing infographics
  • Sourcing images and photographing researchers
  • Researching print and online publication options
  • Design and layout
  • Attending and participating in meetings
  • Keeping clear records of publication processes and decisions
Type of research experience the student(s) will receive:
  • Critical thinking
  • Knowledge mobilization
  • Academic editing of drafts including substantive, stylistic, and copy editing
  • Formatting and layout of print and online research material
  • Conducting interviews and collecting data
  • Data visualization and corresponding software
  • Correspondence with researchers.
  • Professional communication, including international and cross-cultural professional interaction and communication
  • Project management throughout publication cycle

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

  • Supervision and support from professional academic editor
  • Subject matter training in global health and research dissemination
  • Regular status meetings with your supervisor and your supporting full-time faculty


  • 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.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills for managing complex timelines and multiple conflicting demands
  • Excellent judgment and tact
  • Excellent computer skills (design software; Word, including revision tools; email; and task management). Web design, graphic design, and 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.
  • An eagerness to learn, support, and take on initiative
  • An interest in global health, research communications, design, and publishing/editing

Application materials

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • You are also welcome to include a link to any similar editing or design work.


Global Health & Humanitarianism, Global Health Foresighting, Planetary Health



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