Research Analyst

R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. - Victoria, BC (30+ days ago)

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Malatest is a Canadian-owned and operated social research company with five office locations across Canada in Victoria, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto, and Halifax. Malatest data collection operations provide all five office locations with a competitive advantage out of Victoria, Edmonton and Ottawa.

Malatest is expanding our team of nationally recognized researchers with subject matter expertise in areas related to our ongoing research studies which includes: health, education, economics, employment and labour markets, housing, and transportation.

The position requires a highly analytical and detail-oriented person with a passion for research and a client focused business acumen. If you are curious, driven to continuously learn, love to work with data, and thrive in a fast-paced office work environment and you have superior writing skills, this opportunity is for you!

Malatest works hard to contribute meaningful research which informs decisions and opportunities for change all across Canada. Our continued success, based on 35 years of quality project outcomes, provides career advancement, continuous learning, professional development, and dynamic work experience opportunities.

Job Summary:

Our Research Analyst is responsible for researching, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data typically related to: health, education, labour markets, economics, housing, other information and transportation studies.

Work responsibilities are focused on internal project management, research report writing and quality project outcomes for our client-focused deliverables. As part of our research team, you will play an integral role in delivering strategic insights by analyzing data, providing valid observations and recommendations, by delivering the quality outcomes, reports and presentations that meet and exceed our client’s expectations.


· Supports research projects at all levels through to completion;

· Successfully executes research methods to produce quality results;

· Coordinates survey projects in collaboration with your team, including validating the questionnaire, coordinating field deployment, follow-up and validation of the pre-test, daily project monitoring, qualitative project follow-up (recruitment, incentives, etc.);

· Supports the research manager by providing timely and accurate information for effective project management work plans and ongoing communication updates with clients;

· Develops and designs project management tools, data collection frameworks, and research methodologies;

· Develops tools (moderator’s guides, questionnaires) that include survey data instructions, analysis plans, and integration of data from multiple sources (conducting primary research activities);

· Undertakes database development, sample planning and sample management, data validations and manipulation, quantitative and/or qualitative analyses and report-writing;

· Analyses results and writes research reports that present results and strategic recommendations;

· Writes, edits, and formats report content, and develops progress reporting tools;

· Participates in project launch, work flow monitoring of project hours and budget, and ensures quality control of projects within respected timelines; and

· As you progress and develop, you will be proactively contributing to the development and implementation of small to medium-sized research and evaluation projects, or components of complex research studies.


· University degree in the social sciences (e.g., sociology, psychology, education, or related discipline), Master’s degree preferred.

· 2 years of applied work experience in a client-focused environment with responsibility for multiple projects (from inception to completion).

· Eager to learn and acquire knowledge in the principles of research, program evaluation, research design and methodology in both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

· Ability to extrapolate results and translate the findings into strategic conclusions with knowledge in advanced statistical techniques (e.g., factor analysis, regression).

· Proficiency working with MS Office: (e.g., MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint).

· Proficiency working in at least one statistical program: SPSS, R, SAS, STATA, NVIVO.

· Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize to manage several projects at once.

· Excellent written communication skills.

· A condition of employment, candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada, obtain security clearance with the Industrial Security Directorate Division of Public Works and Government Services of Canada, and secure vulnerable sector and/or criminal record checks, as required.
Why Work for Malatest?
Malatest is a dynamic and fast-paced work environment. This position will support a variety of diverse projects simultaneously under the pressure of deadlines. Work in the office requires sitting for long periods of time with extensive use of a computer, but friendly access to subject matter experts and lots of learning and development opportunities!

Hours of Work: Full-time (40 hours per week); schedules may vary based on work requirements but typically Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm; flexibility to work other hours and/or overtime during busy times may be required.

Salary Range: $55,000.00 to $65,000.00 per year (based on qualifications), plus benefits and bonus.

How to Apply?

If you want to be part of a great team and you think you are the ambitious researcher we are looking for, submit a cover letter, resume, and application form to Pamela Toovey, CPHR of Human Resources. Please quote the competition number RAM – 20R No calls please.

Note: While we thank you for your interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $55,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year