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Student Opportunity FW23-24 - Perseverance Project Research Assistant

Student Opportunity FW23-24 - Perseverance Project Research Assistant


Published on July 19, 2023

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Job ID: 60000

Job Title: Perseverance Project Research Assistant

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

Eligibility criteria.

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Hourly wage: $20 per hour

Hours per week: 12 hours per week

Start date: September 5, 2023

End date: December 15, 2023

Job description

The Perseverance Project was created to explore how reliable, timely, gender-disaggregated data and related analyses can influence the ways in which health care workers collect data and health planners allocate resources in post-disaster, low-resource settings. In partnership with in-country partners in Zanmi Lasante (Partners in Health), we are digitizing and analyzing clinical outcomes of mobile response teams responding to a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti on August 14th, 2021.

Under the supervision of Dr. Poirier, the Perserverance Project RAY student (12 hours per week) will:

  • Support the data cleaning and aggregation process to allow for timely analysis of clinical outcomes.
  • Assist the data analysis and interpretation process to produce recommendations on ways to improve health equity and gender-transformative clinical data reporting processes in Haiti.
  • Provide support to report writing, administrative duties, and communications activities related to the Perseverance Project.
  • Attend and actively participate in occasional Global Strategy Lab meetings and seminars.
Specific research activities the student(s) will be engaged in:
  • Coding of clinical outcomes
  • Developing clinical coding framework
  • Verifying computer-generated clinical coding
  • Searching for academic literature, and extracting and synthesizing information to support report development
  • Supporting the presentation of findings to internal and external audiences
Type of research experience the student(s) will receive:
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Data management
  • Critical thinking
  • Conducting literature review
  • Reference management
  • Creating knowledge translation/communication materials
Type of training and support that will be provided to the student(s) in carrying out these research activities:
  • Methodological training in data collection and analysis
  • Subject matter training on clinical outcomes in a low-income setting
  • Producing policy and program recommendations
  • Regular status meetings with your supervising faculty and staff

The Global Strategy Lab is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment that celebrates people in all their diversity and encourages a variety of perspectives. We recognize that different experiences and viewpoints are a source of strength in collaboration, and the driving force behind innovative, creative, equity-minded, and globally oriented research.


  • Ability to read in French is required
  • Ability to write and speak in French is desirable
  • Current undergraduate York student (we encourage applicants from diverse programs of study)
  • Demonstrated interest in global health
  • Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds/cultures
  • Excellent communication skills: professional email/phone correspondence
  • 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

Application materials

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

If you have any questions, please email Mathieu Poirier


Global Health & Humanitarianism



Related Work

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