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Student Opportunity – Dahdaleh Institute Global Health Research Assistant

Student Opportunity – Dahdaleh Institute Global Health Research Assistant

Student Opportunity – Dahdaleh Institute Global Health Research Assistant

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Job ID: 41478

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 21, 2022 @11:59pm

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Hourly Wage: $17 per hour

Weekly Hours: 12 hours per week

Start Date: May 2, 2022

End Date: August 27, 2022

Job Description

Under the supervision of Mary Wiktorowicz, the Dahdaleh Institute Global Health Research RAY student (for up to 12 hours per week) will:

  • Create and maintain a digital research repository to be accessed by DI Fellows, Students, and Researchers.
  • Design and deliver training and support programs (i.e., workshops and sessions) on various emergent technologies and research dissemination products.
  • Prepare meeting agendas with supporting documents/ information including taking minutes, recording actionable items, and ensuring appropriate follows-up.
  • Act as a representative of the DI at events.
  • Attend and actively participate in a weekly transdisciplinary seminar series including writing up content and other knowledge dissemination notes.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support on selected research projects.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

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

  • 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
  • Participate in literature reviews and participate in the writing and editing of manuscripts summarizing research

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

  • Critical thinking
  • Conducting literature review
  • Creating annotated bibliography
  • Tabulating data
  • Preparing presentations and written outputs of research; Editing and formatting drafts
  • Correspondence 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 on data analysis
  • Subject matter training on global health
  • Regular status meetings with your supervising full-time faculty


  • Current undergraduate York student (we encourage applicants from diverse programs of study, including global health)
  • 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)
  • Demonstrated excellent analytic 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
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills: professional written and interactive correspondence, public speaking and presentation
  • Demonstrated excellent computer skills (word processing, email, database, spreadsheets, forms, and slides; facility with Office 365 Apps), WordPress and social media 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
  • Demonstrated an eagerness to learn, support, and take on initiative
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills

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.

List of applications materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume




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