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Student Opportunity: Global Health and Humanitarian Response Research Assistant

Student Opportunity: Global Health and Humanitarian Response Research Assistant


Published on April 6, 2021

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Job ID: 27589

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

Eligibility Criteria:

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Hourly Wage: $16.25 per hour

Weekly Hours: 13 hours per week

Start Date: May 10, 2021

End Date: August 27, 2021

Job Description

Under the supervision of Dr. James Orbinski , the Global Health and Humanitarian Response RAY student will:

  • conduct a scoping study on the humanitarian health research landscape. The scoping study will map out operationally relevant knowledge gaps and research priorities in the humanitarian domain through a combination of literature review (grey and published) and key informant interviews;
  • map the humanitarian research funding landscape;
  • support in defining and accelerating a humanitarian health-related research agenda that leverages the world-leading expertise at York University in multiple domains (engineering, health, environmental studies, etc).

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

  • Create a digital research archive of resources that are organized in such a way that is user friendly;
  • Create a series of draft PowerPoint presentations that capture the core conceptual content.
  • Explore ways in which the research programs at the Dahdaleh Institute could be improved upon through analyzing user statistical data;

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


Global Health & Humanitarianism



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