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Student Opportunity: Global Legal Epidemiology Research Assistant

Student Opportunity: Global Legal Epidemiology Research Assistant


Published on April 6, 2021

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Job ID: 27501

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 22, 2021 @11:59pm

Eligibility Criteria:

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Hourly Wage: $18 per hour

Weekly Hours: 12 hours per week

Start Date: May 5, 2021

End Date: August 31, 2021

Job Description

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
  • Resume
  • Short writing sample


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