Research Analyst - Ontario, Canada

North and East Research Team /
Full Time - Remote /
The Harris Poll is seeking a Research Analyst to work with Maru’s North and East Research Team on diverse research projects and to help solve clients’ business issues. The Analyst will work with a seasoned team of researchers, project managers and industry leaders and will be part of a highly energetic, driven, self-motivated team. This person's contributions to the team will help provide insights and guidance to help our clients across numerous sectors, including Financial Services, Not-For-Profit, Utilities and Telco. The ideal candidate has experience in market research across a variety of primary research methodologies including quantitative and qualitative research and is comfortable with survey platforms and project management.

We are looking for curious, collaborative, forward thinking individuals to work with our clients as a partner, a problem solver, and steward of high-quality research. The position requires a candidate who is goal oriented, possesses exceptional attention to detail, and has outstanding written and oral communication skills. It will also require the candidate to manage multiple projects simultaneously. The individual must have the ability to maintain strong working relationships across the company and build client relationships.


    • Support client research needs and contribute innovative ideas and relevant solutions that exceed client expectations upon delivery.
    • With advice and oversight from senior staff, participate in survey design, questionnaire and discussion guide development, and preparation of analytic reports.
    • Manage projects across multiple client accounts simultaneously and manage time accordingly.
    • Be a point person for research operations by making sure the project stays on schedule and provides regular updates regarding project status.
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of research projects and subject matter by conducting secondary research as part of informing each research engagement
    • Work across the research and project management teams to manage the fieldwork and data processing process end to end

Skills and Qualifications:

    • At least 1-2 years of survey or market research experience, client or supplier side 
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Experience with complex global research and/or tracking research a plus
    • Hands-on knowledge and understanding of the quantitative and/or qualitative research process 
    • Basic experience developing screeners, questionnaires, discussion guides and analytic reports
    • Adept with sound data visualization skills
    • Outstanding ability to think creatively, strategically, independently, and identify and resolve problems.
    • Strong organizational, project management, and problem-solving abilities.
    • Attention to detail a must
    • Results oriented. Strong analytic aptitude
    • Able to effectively multi-task in a deadline-driven environment
    • Excited to work in a collaborative work environment
    • Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and related computer software packages, SPSS a plus
The Harris Poll is a strategic marketing consultancy that delivers social intelligence for transformational times. Powered by data, insight, and research, we blend art and science to shape the brand, product, customer, and advertising strategy for many of the world’s biggest companies.
Harris operates as a stand-alone company within Stagwell, a challenger holding company built to transform marketing.
Though founded in 1963, today’s Harris embraces an entrepreneurial spirit and we look for creative, resourceful, ambitious and curious problem solvers that are eager to help build innovate and take risks in a lean and entrepreneurial environment.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.