Student Opportunity: Research Assistant, Modelling Health Impacts of Climate Change
Job ID: 16840
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 Modelling Health Impacts of Climate Change RAY student will:
- Support the development of a transdisciplinary strategy for planetary health and environmental research at the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research
- Support the “Modelling the Health Impacts of Climate Change in Malawi” project
- Support the “Ecological Footprint” project
- Assist in the development and submission of a grant proposal for “Modelling the Health Impacts of Climate and Salinity Changes in Bangladesh”
- Design appropriate tools, methods, and communication outputs for all planetary health and environmental research
- Attend and actively participate in a weekly transdisciplinary seminar series on planetary health and environmental research
- Provide events support including administrative and logistical support
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
Complex Adaptive Modelling of the Health Impacts of Climate Change in Malawi | Project, Research
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