University of Waterloo

  • Research Analyst

    Requisition ID
    Job Category
    1825 - Political Science
    Job Status
    Temporary Appointment (Contract)
    Hiring Range
    $11,390 - $14,237
  • Overview

    Term: 12 months


    This position is for a research associate to work on the project “Considering Education and Training in National Security and Counter-Terrorism in Canada and Australia”. The research associate will work with Dr. Veronica Kitchen in the Department of Political Science as well as other researchers on the project. The research associate will take a leadership role in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information related to the Canadian case study on the project. Up to 10 hours a week of work with a flexible schedule.


    This role is contingent on funding and is part-time, working 8.75 hours per week.


    Data Collection and Analysis

    • Collects and manages source documents, works with PIs to develop protocol for analysis
    • Qualitative analysis

    Writing and Knowledge Dissemination

    • Contributes to annotated bibliography
    • Contributes to writing of research reports and papers
    • Participates in knowledge mobilization activities including presentations, workshops and blog posts

    Research Management

    • Works with other members of the research team in Canada and Australia
    • Liaises directly with other research analyst(s) research associate and undergraduate assistant
    • Assists with other research management and logistical tasks as necessary


    • Master’s degree in Political Science or equivalent education and experience; PhD an asset
    • Managing a research project in political science or a related discipline
    • Conducting qualitative research in political science
    • Advanced research training in political science and qualitative methods
    • Intermediate computer skills and knowledge of software applications used in an office/lab setting, including Word and Google Docs
    • Proven aptitude for attention to detail and to ensure data integrity
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion and work independently with minimal supervision within a fast-paced, deadline driven multi-tasking environment
    • Primary communication with supervisor will be remote, with some face-to-face meetings on the UW campus


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