Student Opportunity: Global Legal Epidemiology Research Assistant
Job ID: 27501
Application Deadline: Thursday, April 22, 2021 @11:59pm
Eligibility Criteria: sfs.yorku.ca/work-study-programs/how-to-apply-for-ray-positions
Applications are only accepted through the Career Centre. Go to careers.yorku.ca/online-system/ and search for the posting with the Job ID (listed above).
Hourly Wage: $18 per hour
Weekly Hours: 12 hours per week
Start Date: May 5, 2021
End Date: August 31, 2021
Under the supervision of Dr. Mathieu Poirier, the Global Legal Epidemiology RAY student will:
- Support the development of a global legal epidemiology study of tobacco control measures’ impacts in Europe over the last 45 years;
- Support the “Quasi-experimental equity evaluation of COVID-19 interventions in Latin American and Canadian cities” project;
- Provide support to grant applications, administrative duties, and communications activities related to global legal epidemiology;
- Develop skills needed for rigorous social science research on COVID-19 equity and tobacco control;
- Attend and actively participate in occasional Global Strategy Lab meetings and seminars.
Specific research activities the student(s) will be engaged in:
- Gathering data from international government agencies and research organizations;
- Compiling and cleaning quantitative and qualitative data in Excel, Word, and other software;
- Creating a structured and annotated bibliographic review of existing literature;
- Managing sources using Zotero reference management software.
Type of research experience the student(s) will receive:
- Critical thinking;
- Data collection and cleaning;
- Conducting literature review;
- Reference management.
Type of training and support that will be provided to the student(s) in carrying out these research activities:
- Methodological training on data collection and analysis;
- Subject matter training on global legal epidemiology;
- Regular status meetings with your supervising full-time faculty and staff.
- Current undergraduate York student (we encourage applicants from diverse programs of study);
- Demonstrated interest in global health;
- Demonstrated skills, experience, and familiarity with data collection and literature review;
- 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;
- Ability to read and/or write in Spanish, Portuguese, or other language would be considered an asset.
List of applications materials:
- Cover Letter
- Short writing sample
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