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Student Opportunity SU24 - Global Health Priorities Research Assistant

Student Opportunity SU24 - Global Health Priorities Research Assistant


Published on March 27, 2024

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Job ID: 67128

Job Title: Global Health Priorities Research Assistant

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 11:59 p.m. ET

Applications are only accepted through the Career Centre. Go to the Experience York portal through Passport York and search for the posting with the Job ID listed above. Note: applicants must be eligible to participate in the Research @ York (RAY) program, see eligibility criteria.

Hourly wage: $19 per hour

Hours per week: 11 hours per week

Start date: April 29, 2024

End date: August 30, 2024

Job description

Under the supervision of Dr. Godfred Boateng (Canada Research Chair Tier 2), the Global Health Priorities Research Assistant (for up to 11 hours per week) will support the following research initiatives:

  • Development of literature review
  • Data management
  • Manuscript development
Specific research activities the student(s) will be engaged in:
  • Gathering data from international government agencies and research organizations;
  • Compiling and cleaning quantitative and qualitative data in Excel, Word, and other software;
  • Creating and maintaining a structured and annotated bibliographic review of existing literature organizing resources, projects, and individuals;
  • Managing sources using reference management software.
  • Participate in literature reviews and participate in the writing and editing of manuscripts summarizing research.


  • Current undergraduate York student. 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.
  • Demonstrated interest in global health.
  • Demonstrated skills, experience, and familiarity with conducting literature reviews.
  • 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.

Application materials

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

If you have any questions, please email Godfred Boateng


Global Health & Humanitarianism



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Godfred Boateng, Faculty Fellow, Faculty of Health Active

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