Research Associate

Thompson Rivers University - Kamloops, BC (30+ days ago)

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Supports the Research Analyst team to provide accurate, timely, impartial and reliable information from internal and external sources to support planning and decision making at a variety of levels across the university.


Compiles data, enters data, performs basic statistical procedures, prepares research materials, finalizes and distributes research reports.
In collaboration with the Research Analyst team designs and administers web based surveys, key data, conduct analysis, compile and print reports.
Assists the Research Analyst team to conduct research projects and reports results with descriptive and inferential statistics and makes recommendations with regards to follow up research.
Conducts literature reviews and searches and summarizes relevant literature.
Examines documents, assists in data collection for various research and evaluation projects.
Assists with cleaning, analyzing, and reporting quantitative and qualitative data.
Manipulates complex databases required for research and reporting.
Conducts ongoing data validation to support institutional data integrity.
Assists in the production of institutional reports such as the TRU Fact Book and Accountability Plan & Report.
In collaboration with the Research Analyst team, prepares management information reports that communicate analyses and research findings to internal and external audiences in a manner that is clear, concise and appropriate to the audience, which may include the design and delivery of presentations.
Responds to data and information requests in collaboration with the Research Analyst team.

Director, Institutional Planning & Analysis


Grade 12 plus a degree in an appropriate analytical discipline (such as economics, sociology, management sciences, computing or accounting), with specialized courses in statistics and research methodology or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience


Two (2) years' related experience
Experience designing and conducting research, including survey methodology and knowledge of statistical techniques (quantitative and qualitative) and their application to educational and survey research
Demonstrated experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access in a windows environment at an advanced level
Experience in gathering, synthesizing, evaluating and interpreting information
Demonstrated experience with basic project management


Ability to plan, organize and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to work both as a team member and independently
Ability to be courteous, tactful and diplomatic in dealing with others
Ability to work with minimal supervision to coordinate a number of complex data management projects simultaneously
Record keeping and documentation skills
Ability to work with data dictionaries and use computer applications to manipulate data and produce statistical reports and analyses
Familiarity with survey software such as Voivici
Familiarity with analytical software such as SPSS
Knowledge of provincial post-secondary reporting and accountability systems
Understanding of BC higher education system
Knowledge of business intelligence tools
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing including the ability to design and deliver presentations
Familiarity with structured query language and HTML


Sitting at desk and computer for long periods of time; general office conditions
Please Note: If you are selected for interview, External Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview
The salary for the above position is determined by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4879, as it presently exists.
Pay Band
CUPE Grade 07 $26.71
Salary rate
Please Note: This position may be subject to a 90% salary for the first 560 hours of employment.
Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Organizational Unit
Thompson Rivers University -> Integrated Planning and Effectiveness

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.