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Opportunity – Global Food Systems and Policy, Research Assistants

Opportunity – Global Food Systems and Policy, Research Assistants


Published on May 9, 2023

Two full- or part-time research assistant will be appointed for approximately 12 months, with the possibility of extension, to support research activities across a range of projects. 

As a research assistant, the candidate will work with Dr. Tarra Penney and her team to conduct a range of research activities in projects related to improving food systems for pandemic prevention and anti-microbial resistance; the role of colonial histories in shaping the food system; and the use of systems approaches for disease prevention.

Activities include qualitative data collection (i.e., interviews and workshops), analysis, system mapping, and evidence synthesis.

The candidate will receive training on systems approaches for disease prevention and the use of analysis software as necessary (e.g. Dedoose, Covidence etc.), and will be provided with the opportunity to contribute to other activities to further develop their research skills.

Position Title Research Assistant – Global food systems and policy - Qualitative
Two positions available
UnitGlobal Food System and Policy, School of Global Health, York University
Supervisor(s)Dr. Tarra L Penney,
Hourly Wage$18-26/hour - depending on degree status/experience
Hours per WeekFull or part time available
Start DateJune 1st , 2023
End DateMay 31st, 2024
How to ApplySubmit your application by May 19th, 2023 (link opens new tab)

Full Job Information (.pdf)

Application Deadline

Friday, May 19, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit the following documents:

i. A detailed cover letter explaining your suitability for the position;

ii. An updated CV with 2-3 references; and

iii. A writing sample of your choice.

Applicants should direct their questions about the position to Dr. Tarra Penney at by May 19, 2023


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