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Student Opportunity SU23 – Chronic Pain Management RAY Assistant

Student Opportunity SU23 – Chronic Pain Management RAY Assistant


Published on March 17, 2023

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Job ID: 56369

Job Title: Chronic Pain Management RAY Assistant

Application Deadline: deadline extended - Monday, May 1, 2023 @ 11:59 p.m. ET

Eligibility criteria.

Applications are only accepted through the Career Centre. Go to the Career Centre portal and search for the posting with the Job ID listed above.

Hourly wage: $18 per hour

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

Start date: May 1, 2023

End date: September 1, 2023

Job description

Under the supervision of Dr. Shital Desai, the RAY student will support the “Chronic Pain Management” project.

  • Design appropriate instruments, methods, for the data collection
  • Collect data using observation methods 
  • Analyse data using Noldus Observer XT
  • Assist in preparing a manuscript; Assist in documenting the methodology and findings.
Specific research activities the student(s) will be engaged in:
  • Recruitment of participants with chronic pain for data collection
  • Collect data with the participants in SaTS lab
  • Appropriate storage of data for analysis
  • Use of Noldus Observer for analysis of emotions mapping for people with chronic pain
Type of research experience the student(s) will receive:
  • Critical thinking
  • Data collection using Design Research methods; analysis software
  • Preparing presentations and written outputs of research; Editing and formatting drafts; 
  • Professional communication skills
Type of training and support that will be provided to the student(s) in carrying out these research activities:
  • Training on Design Research Method of Observation studies (both qualitative and quantitative) 
  • Use of Biopac sensor for quantitative data collection
  • Data analysis using Noldus Observer XT 
  • Regular status meetings with your supervising full-time faculty


  • Current undergraduate York student.
  • Demonstrated interest in Design Research methods.
  • 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 note-taking, journal-keeping, and filing skills.
  • 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 editing skills are an asset. Social media communication 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.

Applicants from diverse programs of study are encouraged. 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.

Application materials

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

If you have any questions, please email Shital Desai


Global Health & Humanitarianism, Global Health Foresighting, Planetary Health



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