Student Opportunity: Research Assistant, Health Emergency and Disaster
Job ID: 16849
Full Time Research Assistant
Eligibility Requirements: sfs.yorku.ca/work-study-programs
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.
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
- 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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