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Student Opportunity: Research Assistant, Modelling Health Impacts of Climate Change

Student Opportunity: Research Assistant, Modelling Health Impacts of Climate Change



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

$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 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

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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