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Research Analyst
Research and policy

(one-year term position)

Universities Canada is seeking a research analyst for our research and policy team for a one-year term position.

Universities Canada is a membership organization representing 96 Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities at home and abroad. We provide a forum for discussion and a framework for action at the federal level, facilitating the development of public policy on higher education. We also encourage cooperation among universities and among partners with whom we share interests.

Reporting to the manager and working closely with other members of the research and policy team, the incumbent conducts research on priority policy issues and is responsible for qualitative and/or quantitative data analysis, including survey data management and related tasks. In addition, the incumbent maintains databases on various higher education dimensions and responds to time-sensitive data inquiries from stakeholders such as member institutions, media and staff.

This candidate profile describes the “ideal” person for the position.


  • Graduate degree, preferably in public policy or a related discipline.


  • A minimum of one to two years of experience in a similar position.
  • Prior experience manipulating data sets.
  • Familiarity with the university system and environment.


  • Knowledge of key higher education and research issues.
  • Knowledge of sources of statistical information on higher education and research.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative research methodology, survey design and software (such as Qualtrics).
  • Knowledge of the federal government, especially Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, and Canada’s research granting councils.


  • Ability to synthesize, analyze and interpret information and data.
  • Very good communication skills in English and French, including the ability to write clearly in English.
  • Proven ability to undertake policy-relevant research projects.
  • Proven ability to set priorities, organize and plan the workload.
  • Ability to balance several ongoing initiatives/activities effectively.

This position is a developmental position within the research and policy team. The hiring salary range is from $57,523 to $66,117 commensurate with experience. Candidates who do not meet all the position requirements may be considered in an underfill capacity, in which case the candidates would be hired at a lower level than the position level.

Universities Canada is a National Capital Region’s Top Employer and offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes four weeks of vacation, an attractive pension plan, and life, disability, medical and dental care insurance. Click here to learn more about why Universities Canada is a National Capital Region Top Employer.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their curriculum vitae with a cover letter to the Human Resources Service, Universities Canada, 1710-350 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1 by May 31, 2018. Email address:

While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

Universities Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. All documents provided by Universities Canada can be provided in a format that takes into account the person’s disability.  

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