Quantitative Researcher

ONCAT Careers

Quantitative Researcher

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Type: Contract (1 year)

Location: Downtown Toronto location at University and Dundas, near St. Patrick Station, (180 Dundas West, Suite 1902)

Salary Range: $65,000 to $70,000

About the Employer

Established in 2011, the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) was created to enhance academic pathways and reduce barriers for students looking to transfer among Ontario's publicly funded colleges, universities and Indigenous institutes. As a member organization, we work with those institutions to develop transfer credit policies and practices to ease student mobility. As a non-profit organization created and funded by the Government of Ontario, ONCAT works with postsecondary education institutions to build a seamless system for transfer credit in Ontario and support student mobility.

ONCAT staff are currently working from home and plan to gradually return to the office in 2021 as we monitor Toronto’s COVID-19 cases.

About the Position

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Quantitative Researcher to join a passionate and insightful team at ONCAT. Reporting to the Senior Researcher, the incumbent will execute pre-determined transfer and student mobility analyses using large-scale survey data and other sources available at ONCAT. They will also perform multivariate analysis and write up methods/findings sections that will inform policy reports to be published by ONCAT. Additionally, they will support research activities, such as the evaluation of funding applications, and development of the Credit Transfer Accountability Framework (CTAF) related indicators for postsecondary institutions, metrics and reports.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs data cleanup and analysis of available survey and administrative data.
  • Drafts relevant sections (e.g., methods, findings) of policy reports.
  • Reviews relevant literature to inform/support the writing of reports.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, to support the ONCAT Senior Researcher and Research Data Analyst.

Education and Experience

  • Masters of Arts in a social science discipline (ABD-stage Ph.D. student preferred), with a background in education and knowledge of Ontario’s postsecondary system.
  • A track record of quantitative research published either in government/policy reports or peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience working with large-scale survey or administrative data.
  • Ability to work through the entire data analysis process with limited supervision.

Desired but not required

  • Experience working in an Ontario university or college institutional research office.
  • Security clearance to work within Statistics Canada’s Research Data Centers (RDC).

Application Instructions

Please email your resume and cover letter to careers@oncat.ca and use the position title as your subject line.  In your cover letter, please outline:

  1. Why you are applying for this position
  2. How your qualifications relate directly to the requirements of the position

The deadline to apply is January 29th, 2021 11:59pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted. Additional testing may be required.

ONCAT is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform ONCAT of your requirements.