Research Associate, Health, Healthcare and Wellbeing
The Conference Board of Canada
Ottawa, ON
Research Associate, Health, Healthcare and Wellbeing (12-month contract)


We are seeking Research Associate to join our Health, Healthcare, and Wellbeing research team. This role will be responsible for the quantitative and qualitative research analysis for the health, healthcare and wellbeing research portfolio.

The ideal candidate will bring exceptional writing, and quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, intellectual curiosity and passion and commitment to a culture that values high quality, creativity and thought leadership. The successful candidate will be part of a professional research and convening team and will undertake integrated, non-partisan, applied research for public policy and private sector decision-makers.

Reporting to the Director, Health, Healthcare and Wellbeing, this is a full-time 12-month contract position (with potential for extension/permanency) located in Ottawa and is available immediately.

Principal Duties

Undertake and contribute to research projects of varying complexity applying appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative research methods (e.g., literature reviews, interviews, surveys, comparative case studies, fieldwork, and statistical models).
Produce high quality, well written research reports, executive summaries, blogs, data visualizations, and proposals.
Analyze and quickly translate complex research results into key messages and visualizations for senior executives, decision makers, and the public.
Deliver excellence in product and customer service.
Develop and maintain systems to track progress of research projects and stakeholder outreach.
Work with the team to prepare research proposals.
Communicate effectively with team members, colleagues, research advisors, external stakeholders, and customers.
Actively contribute and participate in a dynamic and highly productive team environment.
Uphold the values of the Conference Board of Canada.
Collaborate with the team to identify and secure new business opportunities.
Support team and the organization with other responsibilities as required.
Commitment to producing high quality work and demonstrating professional values in all aspects of work and interactions with colleagues and customers.
Skills & Qualifications

A Masters’ degree in health sciences, public policy, economics or a related discipline.
A minimum of four years of experience in a professional applied research organization, handing complex research projects.
Sound understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
Advanced writing skills with the ability to write clearly, concisely, and quickly.
Demonstrated success in dealing with complex research issues in a multi-stakeholder environment.
An understanding of health care system policy and practices, including challenges and issues facing Canadian organizations in both private and public sectors.
Experience using SPSS or other statistical analysis programs.
A strong sense of teamwork, professionalism and customer focus.
Proficiency with MS Office applications.
Ability to set priorities, work under pressure, and deliver high quality products.
Demonstrated success in handling multiple responsibilities and deliverables.
A strong sense of teamwork, professionalism and customer focus.
Ability to travel within Canada.
Bilingualism is a major asset.