The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Science and Research
Entry Level
$47,824.74 - $62,177.16 / year
Competition Number: #309-22.23

Closing Date: June 6, 2023 at 4:30 PM

New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training

At NB-IRDT we offer a creative, dynamic, and meaningful work environment where all team members are valued. The heart of MEKTU is investigating the quality, usefulness and effectiveness of policies, programs and practices and the process of moving research into practice. MEKTU is a partnership between NB-IRDT and the Government of New Brunswick (GNB). We are engaged in a wide variety of research/evaluation projects in health, education, and other social sciences sectors. Our team has a diverse academic background, including psychology, business, economics, criminology, health sciences, education, gerontology, and kinesiology.


Full-Time | 1 Year Term | Fredericton | Hybrid

UNB is committed to ensuring employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. As such, we're proud to support a hybrid work approach, which includes flexible hours and work-from-home options.

Standard Work Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8:15 am - 4:30 pm | 36.25 hours per week


Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Research Assistant will support the researchers in conducting in-depth literature searches, preparing comprehensive reviews, applying quantitative/qualitative research methodologies, supporting data analysis, and generating outputs, such as graphs and tables, suitable for incorporation into publications and reports.

  • Conduct in-depth literature searches and prepares comprehensive reviews.
  • Prepare drafts of research abstracts, statistical I charts and posters for presentation at local and national conferences.
  • Design data-collection worksheets for capturing study-specific data.
  • Extract data from local and national data registries and perform basic statistical analysis and data interpretations.
  • Undertake data analysis of survey and administrative data in the NB-IRDT and Research Data Center labs as well as data provided by research partners.
  • Participates in the planning, development and implementation of new research initiatives.
  • Liaise with research sponsors, funding agencies, Research Ethics Board (REB) and various other departments to ensure all necessary regulatory and logistical support is in place.
  • Prepares all regulatory and study-related documents for submission to REB.


  • University degree with a focus on strong statistical training in health sciences, economics or statistics.
  • Previous experience working in a research environment with large data sets.

Additional Strengths

  • A Masters in a related field is considered a strong asset.
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in preparing grant application for research studies.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and statistical software.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

A little bit about us

University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,200 full- and part-time staff, including faculty, support staff and students. UNB values people and we have proudly been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2023 and one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for 2023.

UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.

Are you interested?

Work With Us


UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.


This position is part of the non-union Administrative, Professional and Technical (APT) group.


The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.