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Student Opportunity FW23-24 - Global Health Research Dissemination and Design RAY Assistant

Student Opportunity FW23-24 - Global Health Research Dissemination and Design RAY Assistant


Published on July 19, 2023

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Job ID: 60004

Job Title: Global Health Research Dissemination and Design RAY Assistant

Application Deadline: Thursday, August 17, 2023 @ 11:59 p.m. ET

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: $17.50 per hour

Hours per week: 6 hours per week

Start date: September 5, 2023

End date: April 26, 2024

Job description

Under the supervision of Dr. Orbinski, the research dissemination and design assistant (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:
  • Methodological training on data analysis
  • Subject matter training on global health
  • Regular status meetings with your supervising 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Demonstrated an eagerness to learn, support, and take on initiative.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.

Application materials

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample

If you have any questions, please email James Orbinski


Global Health & Humanitarianism



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