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Student Opportunity: Research Assistant, Health Emergency and Disaster

Student Opportunity: Research Assistant, Health Emergency and Disaster



Student Opportunity: Research Assistant, Health Emergency and Disaster

Job ID: 16849

Full Time Research Assistant

Eligibility Requirements: sfs.yorku.ca/work-study-programs

$16/per hour

30 hours/week

Start: May 11th

End: August 28th

Application Deadline: Sunday April 26th @11:59pm

Applications are only accepted through the Career Centre. Go to careers.yorku.ca/online-system/ and search for the posting with the JobID.

Description

Under the supervision of Dr. James Orbinski, Director, the Health Emergency and Disaster 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 in a shared OneDrive location
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Report full minutes of meetings within 24 hours of the meeting
  • 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
  • Assist in writing and submitting a grant proposal for the New Frontiers in Research Fund

Specific research activities the student will 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 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 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 Dahdaleh Institute Director, Dr. James Orbinski

Qualifications

  • 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

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