Assistant Quantitative Research Manager

University of Saskatchewan

The Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research (CHASR) is a unique university-based research support and consulting service. Operating on a cost-recovery basis, CHASR regularly engages and supports academic-based researchers from a variety of disciplines, backgrounds, and institutions, government (federal, provincial, and municipal) and NGO clients, and private sector firms. With a broad range of experience, expertise, and tools at our disposal, CHASR supports a diverse array of applied and social research. We support all phases of research, including data collection, data processing, data analysis, and reporting. Our in-house supports and tools enable us to lend unique and innovative approaches to all CHASR-supported research.

Primary Purpose: To assist the delivery of quantitative research support services across the Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research (CHASR). Acting as an administrative and project manager, the Assistant Quantitative Manager serves as a resource to the Quantitative Research Manager and Specialist, and other CHASR managers in support of new and ongoing research studies that utilize quantitative research approaches. The Assistant Manager conducts and provides support with quantitative data collection, analysis/interpretation and reporting as needed. The Assistant Manager also provides support overseeing the day-to-day operations and administration related to quantitative analyses and reporting services within CHASR, including preparing quotes, research service agreements (contracts), invoices, electronic job submissions, timesheet submission approvals, research assistants’ management (i.e., hiring, training, and performance evaluations), and project tracking and administration.

Nature of Work: Reporting to the Quantitative Research Manager and Specialist at CHASR, the Assistant Quantitative Manager supports research projects with a quantitative approach across the unit. The Assistant Manager works both independently and in a team environment with researchers from a broad array of disciplines, providing expertise and specialized support to ensure that quantitative data collection, analysis and reporting needs are addressed. It requires the establishment and maintenance of effective working relationships and collaborations with faculty and external partners in an environment of continuous change. The Assistant Quantitative Research Manager regularly works with managers and research staff across CHASR to ensure the unit remains a valuable resource for researchers at the University of Saskatchewan and beyond. The Assistant Manager must exhibit time and organizational skills and superior project management skills. The position may, on occasion, require long and/or irregular hours.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities:

  •  Supports the delivery of quantitative research services provided by CHASR, which include research design, quantitative data collection, analysis, and reporting, among others.
  •  Assists in managing and coordinating research projects, including tasks such as creating timelines, delegating tasks, monitoring progress, providing updates to clients, and ensuring project completion within set timelines and budget.
  • Assists in the development and delivery of training sessions and workshops on quantitative research approaches, methods, and techniques.
  • Provides administrative assistance to the Quantitative Research Manager in overseeing the day-to-day operations and administration of projects. This may involve preparing quotes, research service agreements (contracts), invoices, electronic job submissions, timesheet submission approvals, recruitment, hiring, training, and performance evaluations of students and other research assistants, project tracking and administration, and ensures relevant CHASR computers, software, and equipment are up-to-date and functional.
  • Increases awareness of the opportunities afforded by CHASR through effective communications and outreach strategies.
  • Develops collaborative professional working relationships, liaises, and partners with faculty, administrators, and staff, including the other CHASR managers; Research Facilitators; ICT; University Library; Human Resources; Financial Services; and respective groups at other universities.
  • Interacts with internal and external clients of CHASR.
  • Serves as a champion for quantitative research.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in social or applied sciences or related discipline (or equivalent degrees and experience).

Experience: Three years of related experience in managing and conducting quantitative research projects. Experience in a wide range of quantitative analyses, demonstrating proficiency in a variety of techniques and with a capacity to apply them across disciplines. Expertise in commonly used methods such as descriptive analysis, exploratory data analysis, inferential analysis, regression modelling is required. Competence in time series analysis, multivariate analysis, and network analysis would be considered an asset.

Experience or evidence of capacity to facilitate and manage projects, and to cultivate effective, cooperative, and collegial working relationships with a broad range of constituents in a complex environment are essential. Direct experience working in a research academic environment and experience with collecting quantitative data (i.e., surveys, social media, data repositories, academic databases, etc.), quantitative data analysis, and academic writing will be considered essential assets. Experience or demonstrated capacity to apply the following is required: SPSS, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. 


Skills: Demonstrated capacity to conduct and manage quantitative research projects is essential for this role. The ideal candidate should have experience in quantitative data collection, analysis/interpretation, and reporting; capacity to work across disciplines and sectors, and ability to support studies of varying sizes and complexities; proficient in using statistical packages such as SPSS (STATA, R, SAS), survey platforms such as Voxco (Qualtrics, SurveyMonkey), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Additionally, the candidate should possess excellent organizational and project management skills, with the ability to provide information and advice to professional staff and researchers in a range of disciplines; ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with faculty, staff, and students; ability to work independently and as a team leader and a team member; ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines; and excellent communication, presentation, organization, time management, problem-solving, troubleshooting, and interpersonal skills.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Ana-Maria Bogdan at [email protected].

Department: Can Hub Applied & Social Rsrch

Status:
Permanent

Employment Group:
ASPA
Full Time Equivalent (FTE):
1.0

Salary:
The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $50,780.00 – 79,344.00 per annum. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Salary Family (if applicable):
Specialist Professional

Salary Phase/Band:
Phase 1

Posted Date:
10/2/2023

Closing Date:
10/22/2023 at 6:00 pm CST
Number of Openings:
1
Work Location: May be eligible for hybrid work under the terms of USask’s Alternative Workspace Guidelines

The successful applicant will be required to provide the following current verification(s) where ‘Yes’ is indicated below. Further information is available at: https://careers.usask.ca/tips-for-applying.php

Criminal Record Check: Not Applicable
Driver’s License and Abstract Check: Not Applicable
Education/Credential Verification: Not Applicable
Vulnerable Sector Check: Not Applicable

The University is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous peoples to reflect the community we serve. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally, and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthen these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin taapwaywin tapwewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Successful candidates that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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