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Student Opportunity – Global Health Research Assistant

Student Opportunity – Global Health Research Assistant


Published on March 28, 2022

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Job ID: 41480

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 21, 2022 @11:59pm

Visit the following link for the Eligibility Criteria.

Applications are only accepted through the Career Centre. Go to Career Centre portal and search for the posting with the Job ID (listed above).

Hourly Wage: $17 per hour

Weekly Hours: 12 hours per week

Start Date: May 2, 2022

End Date: August 27, 2022

Job Description

Under the supervision of Dr. James Orbinski, the Global Health RAY student (for up to 12 hours per week) will:

  • Help organize bibliography, book/library, and global health academic literature of the past 3 years to focus on new book – by chapter: global health, planetary health, and international relations.
  • 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:

  • Compiling and cleaning quantitative and qualitative data in Excel, Word, and other software
  • Creating and maintaining a structured and annotated bibliographic review of existing literature organizing resources, projects, and individuals
  • Managing sources using reference management software
  • Participate in literature reviews and participate in the writing and editing of manuscripts summarizing research

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

  • Critical thinking
  • Conducting literature review
  • Creating annotated bibliography
  • Tabulating data
  • Preparing presentations and written outputs of research; Editing and formatting drafts
  • Correspondence with partners and workshop invitees
  • Professional communication, including international and cross-cultural professional interaction and communication

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
  • Regular status meetings with your supervising full-time faculty


  • 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
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative and/or integrative)
  • Demonstrated excellent analytic skills for understanding, sorting, and categorizing complex information Skills and resourcefulness in drawing mind-maps and tabulating information is an asset
  • Demonstrated note-taking, journal-keeping, and filing skills
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills: professional written and interactive correspondence, public speaking and presentation
  • Demonstrated excellent computer skills (word processing, email, database, spreadsheets, forms, and slides; facility with Office 365 Apps). WordPress editing skills are an asset. Social media communication skills are an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including international and cross-cultural communication
  • Ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team with researchers, students, and staff
  • Demonstrated an eagerness to learn, support, and take on initiative
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills

The Dahdaleh Institute welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment.

List of applications materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume


Global Health & Humanitarianism



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