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Student Opportunity – Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research Assistant

Student Opportunity – Global Antimicrobial Resistance Research Assistant


Published on 28 March 2022

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Job ID: 41486

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: $20 per hour

Weekly Hours: 12 hours per week

Start Date: May 2, 2022

End Date: August 27, 2022

Job Description

Under the supervision of Prof. Steven Hoffman and Susan Van Katwyk, the Global Antimicrobial Resistance RAY student (for up to 12 hours per week) will:

  • Support the Global Strategy Lab's efforts to combat global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by working on projects that will directly support real-time policymaking efforts
  • Learn about global health policy and to develop crucial research and policy analysis skills including conducting evidence syntheses
  • Developing an open-access database of evidence-informed AMR interventions that provide decision makers with high-quality evidence summaries on AMR policy
  • Explore ethical dimensions of AMR policies and interventions
  • Examine the implications of AMR policies and interventions using a sex- and gender-based lens

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

  • Compiling and cleaning quantitative and qualitative data in Excel, Word, and other software
  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Supporting evidence syntheses using standardized methodology
  • Creating figures and tables
  • Managing sources using reference management software
  • Generating data visualizations such as figures and infographics

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

  • Critical thinking
  • Conducting literature review
  • Preparing presentations and written outputs of research
  • Editing and formatting drafts
  • 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 antimicrobial resistance
  • Regular status meetings with your supervisor


  • 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 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 and social media 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


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