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 Canfax Research Services: Research Analyst

 

Canfax Research Services: Research Analyst

Canfax Research Services (CRS) provides the Canadian beef industry with comprehensive statistical and market information on the domestic and global beef trends. Economic analysis is utilized for marketing, research, policy and investment decisions, supporting strategy and business plan development, as well as performance measurement. CRS monitors data sources from national statistics and develops new economic models to make annual outlooks and evaluate the impact of management decisions on cost of production. CRS maintains its independence as a third-party source of unbiased market information and analysis, maintaining operations through regular publications, long-term contracts and projects.

The research analyst position is responsible for database maintenance, background research, statistical and market analysis for regular publications and specialized research projects. The successful candidate will be involved in collaborating on existing contracts and specialized research projects in the areas of productivity, sustainability, policy, and global market development as they relate to the Canadian beef industry.

Location: Calgary
Status: Full-time; maternity-leave contract position with flexibility for an early start

Responsibilities:

  • Database management, statistical analysis, and model development in Excel
  • Access international online databases
  • Timely response to data inquiries
  • Solid research skills for literature reviews
  • Market analysis, technical writing, and PowerPoint development for several regular industry publications
  • Industry presentations

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a degree in agriculture, economics or business
  • Basic understanding of agricultural economics and economic modeling
  • Familiar with general database maintenance techniques and challenges
  • Familiar with the agricultural production systems
  • Ability to work independently with a strong self-motivation work ethic
  • Good time management with the ability to work on multiple projects at a time

Skills required:

  • Strong attention to detail, particularly in relation to data management
  • Chart development, editing and analysis
  • High standards for professional materials
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong written communication skills

Salary: Negotiable and dependent on qualifications and experience

If you are interested in this position, submit your cover letter and resume to: Brenna Grant, Manager at crs@canfax.ca.