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Student Opportunity SU23 – Social Science & Health Innovations for Tuberculosis (SSHIFTB) RAY Assistant

Student Opportunity SU23 – Social Science & Health Innovations for Tuberculosis (SSHIFTB) RAY Assistant


Published on March 17, 2023

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Job ID: 56366

Job Title: Social Science & Health Innovations for Tuberculosis (SSHIFTB) RAY Assistant

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 20, 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: $19 per hour

Hours per week: 20 hours per week

Start date: May 1, 2023

End date: September 1, 2023

Job description

Under the supervision of Prof. Daftary, the TB Initiative RAY student will:

  • Support website management for the SSHIFTB Centre, including curation of the social science literature on tuberculosis, and communication with featured researchers
  • Support planning of research events through administrative and logistical support
  • Attend and actively participate in a global health seminar series at the Dahdaleh Institute
Specific research activities the student(s) will be engaged in:
  • Gathering updates on social science research in TB from databases (eg, Medline, EMBASE), researchers and research organizations;
  • Organizing resources, projects, and researchers working in the TB social sciences;
  • Developing a reference library using software such as Endnote;
  • Developing knowledge dissemination materials through quarterly newsletters and social media, including through solicitation of original contributions from global researchers
Type of research experience the student(s) will receive:
  • Global health research
  • Intercultural and transnational communication and collaboration 
  • Literature review and professional curation
  • Knowledge dissemination and exchange 
  • Writing - professional and social media
Type of training and support that will be provided to the student(s) in carrying out these research activities:
  • Methodological training on data curation and synthesis
  • Subject matter training on global health, tuberculosis, social sciences
  • Regular status meetings with your supervising full-time faculty


  • Current undergraduate York student (any program, B+ or higher average, Year 2+). 
  • Demonstrated interest in global health.
  • Demonstrated excellent website editing and communication skills (eg, WordPress). 
  • Demonstrated excellent website and social media communication skills (eg, Twitter, MailChimp)
  • Demonstrated excellent note-taking, journal-keeping, and filing skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, especially written: professional written and interactive correspondence.
  • Demonstrated excellent computer skills (word processing, email, database, spreadsheets, forms, and slides; facility with Office 365 Apps).
  • Demonstrated skills, experience, and familiarity with conducting literature reviews.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research methods (qualitative or mixed methods).
  • 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 excellent interpersonal skills. 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.

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 (1 page maximum)
  • Resume (2 pages maximum; must be tailored to job description)
  • Transcript

If you have any questions, please email Amrita Daftary


Global Health & Humanitarianism



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