Student Opportunity: Health Emergency and Disaster Research Assistant
Job ID: 18840
Application Deadline: Sunday August 9 @11:59pm
Eligibility Criteria: sfs.yorku.ca/work-study-programs
Applications are only accepted through the Career Centre. Go to careers.yorku.ca/online-system/and search for the posting with the JobID.
$16 per hour
5-10 hours per week
Start Date: September 7 2020
End Date: April 23 2021
Under the supervision of Dr. James Orbinski, the Health Emergency and Disaster Research Assistant RAY student will:
- support the Health Emergency and Disaster working group (HED-WG) by identifying networks of academics and practitioners at the frontline of disaster risk management for training and research
- conduct literature searches and prepare annotated bibliographies as requested, and maintain all files and documents
- develop platforms to enable data-driven strategies for disaster and health emergency management including operationally practical simulation and training capacity around defined scenarios (i.e. pandemics)
- reach out within the York University community, the GTA, Canada and internationally as directed by the HED-WG
- prepare draft documents, budgets, power point presentations and excel spreadsheets as requested by the HED-WG
- attend the HED-WG weekly meetings at the DIGHR to explore and define a vision, goals and operational plan for a national and international Center of Excellence in Health Emergency and Disaster Management Training and Research capacity at York University
- prepare weekly meetings agendas and background documents to be circulated one full week in advance of scheduled meetings
Specific research activities the student(s) be engaged in
- Create a structured and annotated bibliographic review of existing literature;
- Create a digital research archive of PDFs of identified papers;
- Create a series of draft PowerPoint presentations that capture the core conceptual content.
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
- Subject matter training on global health and humanitarianism
- Day-to-day supervision by DIGHR Research Fellow
- Regular status meetings with your supervising full-time faculty and DIGHR Director, Professor James Orbinski
- Current undergraduate York student (we encourage applicants from diverse programs of study)
- 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
|Global Health & Humanitarianism|
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