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Student Opportunity: Disaster Health Emergency and Digital Global Health and Humanitarianism Research Assistant

Student Opportunity: Disaster Health Emergency and Digital Global Health and Humanitarianism Research Assistant


Published on 6 April 2021

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Job ID: 27564

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 18, 2021 @11:59pm

Eligibility Criteria:

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

Hourly Wage: $16.25 per hour

Weekly Hours: 20 hours per week

Start Date: May 10, 2021

End Date: August 27, 2021

Job Description

Under the supervision of Dr. Roger Keil , the Disaster Health Emergency and Digital Global Health and Humanitarianism RAY student will:

  • contribute to research projects including (but not restricted to): Health Emergency and Disaster working group, Digital Contact Tracing during COVID19, Digital Ethics and Governance of Health Data in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies, Digital Response to COVID-19
  • identify networks of academics and practitioners at the frontline of disaster risk management for training and research
  • reach out within the York University community, the GTA, Canada and internationally as directed by the HED-WG
  • conduct literature searches and prepare annotated bibliographies as requested, and maintain all files and documents in a shared OneDrive location
  • prepare draft documents, budgets, powerpoint presentations and excel spreadsheets as requested by the HED-WG
  • assist in writing and submitting grant proposals
  • provide events support including administrative and logistical support

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

  • Create a structured and annotated bibliographic review of existing literature;
  • Create a digital research archive of PDFs of identified papers;
  • Create a series of draft PowerPoint presentations that capture the core conceptual content.
  • 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
  • Preparing presentations and written outputs of research

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

  • Methodological training on data analysis and conducting literature reviews
  • Subject matter training on global health and design
  • Regular status meetings with your supervising full-time faculty


  • Current undergraduate York student (we encourage applicants from diverse programs of study). The Dahdaleh Institute is committed to a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment. Applications from all qualified individuals are welcome, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • Demonstrated interest in global health
  • Demonstrated skills, experience, and familiarity with conducting literature reviews
  • Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures
  • Excellent communication skills: professional email/phone correspondence, public speaking, and presentation proficiency
  • Excellent computer skills (word processing, email, database management, spreadsheets)
  • Demonstrates an eagerness to learn and take on initiative
  • Demonstrates organizational and time management skills
  • Ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team with researchers, students, and staff

List of applications materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume


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