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Student Opportunity: Performance Accountability in Maternal Care Research Assistant

Student Opportunity: Performance Accountability in Maternal Care Research Assistant



Student Opportunity: Performance Accountability in Maternal Care Research Assistant

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Job ID: 27505

Application Deadline: Sunday, April 18, 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: $16.25 per hour

Weekly Hours: 14 hours per week

Start Date: May 3, 2021

End Date: August 20, 2021


Job Description

Under the supervision of Dr. Mary Wiktorowicz, the Performance Accountability in Maternal Care in Sub-Saharan Africa RAY student will:

  • Engage in a scoping review on the topic: Performance accountability in maternal care in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Support the development of a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal

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

  • Assist in research involving the development of a scoping review on the topic: Performance accountability in maternal care in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Work with the York University librarian to identify key words by reviewing research articles initially identified for potential inclusion in the scoping review to narrow the search for relevant articles to those most precisely aligned with topic;
  • Sort the articles to identify those that match the search criteria;
  • Use a template to document how articles were sorted by creating a decision-tree that indicates the number of articles identified, those excluded for a series of reasons (wrong jurisdiction, time period, or focus) and the number included;
  • Create a digital research archive of PDFs of identified included papers;
  • Become familiar with using EndNote for cataloguing articles, and use of EndNote for citation in the draft manuscript;
  • Review the included articles by summarizing relevant content;
  • Create a table that categorizes the articles according to sub-themes, type of study; population studied, and main findings;
  • Assist in the development of a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal by drafting a section of the scoping review results;
  • Create a draft PowerPoint presentation that captures the core conceptual content.

Type of research experience the student(s) will receive:

  • Critical thinking;
  • Conducting scoping reviews;
  • Preparing presentations and written outputs of research;
  • Using EndNote to catalogue articles, and cite them in the draft manuscript;
  • Contributing to the preparation of a draft manuscript.

Type of training and support that will be provided to the student(s) in carrying out these research activities:

  • Methodological training on conducting a scoping review;
  • Subject matter training on global women’s health and access to health care;
  • Regular status meetings with supervising full-time faculty.

Qualifications

  • Current undergraduate York student (we encourage applicants from diverse programs of study, including global health);
  • 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

Themes

Global Health & Humanitarianism

Topics

Infectious Disease

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