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Research Associate

Challenge Factory is a future of work company.

We believe people are not merely a company’s asset, they are
a company’s equity. To this end, we help our clients increase their
profitability by investing in their employees, tapping into today’s hidden
talent pool, and developing their workforce. We do this through research,
education and consulting.

Being part of our team means being truly valued as you do
meaningful work, learn and grow. We believe that everyone has infinite amounts
to contribute and that they simply need the right space to make it happen. The centre of our culture is being part of our
caring community, placing our people at the centre of our work. We can’t help our clients if we are not working
within a vibrant, open, and intentional workplace culture, ourselves.

Your Opportunity

You are smart. Having
completed your PhD or Masters in a Social Sciences or related discipline, you
now want to use your outstanding research skills for real-world research and
consulting projects that lead to practical tools that businesses, governments
and other organizations use. Being savvy
with technology and an exceptional communicator with strong writing and
analytical skills, you will be part of a team focused on project development, consulting,
literature reviews, market research, report writing, editing and knowledge

As an
organization, we spend our days focused on the Future of Work, Career
Development, and Revolutionary change. Check out some of the research work that we
have done in these areas – Within this scope, your days may

Literature reviews

      • Reviews existing
        body of knowledge on specific topic to provide foundation for current research
      • Accurately maintain
        a list of citations and sources.
      • Summarize findings
        and identify key learning relevant to current research studies.
      • Write up findings in
        final, publishable format.


      • Working as part of
        the team that uses your research to build projects that enable leaders and
        organizations to achieve their people strategies and organizational purposes.
      • Identifying and
        seizing new ideas, enhancing learning, and implementing changes.

Market Research
and Scans

      • Conduct interviews,
        focus groups and other market reviews to support current research study.
      • Conduct general
        market and/or customer research to support Challenge Factory growth and

Report Writing and Presentation Development

      • Create clear,
        powerful reports, presentations, and infographics (supported by our marketing
        team) to showcase key findings and highlight the results of research studies.

5. Knowledge Mobilization

      • Work with marketing
        and communications team members to ensure research findings, reports,
        publications, articles, and tools make their way to the intended audience.
      • Identify new
        opportunities to share Challenge Factory research in venues that amplify the
        impact of the work and awareness of the brand.


      • Provide quality
        editing skills for books to be published, reports, newsletters and other
        documents that display Challenge Factory research.

Special Projects

      • Complete special
        projects as assigned on time and on budget.
      • Identify any issues
        or ways to improve the assignment or Intern program.

description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties,
responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time
with or without notice.

Your Knowledge, Skills & Experience

You are smart, an
exceptional communicator with strong writing, research, and analytical skills. A
self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to develop strong
working relationships in a busy and virtual environment. Specifically, you

  • PhD or Masters in a Social Sciences discipline.
  • Research skills and experience focused on identifying
    trends, key learnings, innovation, and unmet needs.
  • The ability to present complex information to a
    variety of audiences.
  • Superior writing and editing skills.
  • Qualitative analysis skills and experience.
  • Networking and interpersonal skills to build
    effective working relationships with management and peers while working in
    remote and hybrid settings.
  • PowerPoint, MS Word, and Excel skills suitable
    to create and edit business documents.
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative
    research tools such as SPSS, Dovetail, etc.

In addition, it would be a bonus if you:

  • Have a background in data visualization and/or
    quantitative analysis.
  • Bring Project Management skills and experience.
  • Are Bilingual in English and French.


We would love to hear from you.

Please contact us by July 15,
at, including your resume and a cover
letter indicating your background, interests, and any other relevant
information you believe will help us to understand who you are.

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