September 11, 2019

Location: Ottawa, ON

Compensation: Salaried position with a salary range from $42,000 to $55,000 depending on experience

Term: 6-month contract with possibility of becoming permanent

Expected start date: October 2019


Abacus Data is expanding and we’re looking for someone who is excited to learn and grow in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. If you’re early in your career, curious to learn new things, thoughtful and quick, and most importantly, friendly, this could be a great fit for you.

As an ideal candidate, you have experience or education in research and you love to tell stories, explore new ideas, and serve our growing client list. You’re a team player excited about joining and growing with a small, intimate team that is the best in the business.


  • Manage research projects within timelines and budgets, working closely with the entire team.
  • Support the research team in all aspects of the research process including:
    • Questionnaire and discussion guide development
    • Conducting in-depth interviews and transcribing notes
    • Data analysis
    • Reporting – PowerPoint and written reports
  • Generate content to support marketing efforts and manage the weekly Abacus newsletter
  • Liaise with clients and be responsive to their needs.


  • Experience in a customer service job
  • Prior research experience is an asset, but not a requirement.
  • An analytical mind, comfortable with numbers and data.
    • Advanced math or data software skills are not required but would be an asset.
  • Clear evidence of being detail-oriented, with a focus on delivery and error-free work.
  • Able to create stunning presentations that tell the story in our data to our clients and potential clients.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • University or college degree/diploma in a related field.
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is not a requirement, but an asset.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Driven to succeed – self-starter, with a record of getting things done.
  • Detail-oriented – you are someone who is picky, relentless, and focused on delivering error-free, high-quality work.
  • Innovative – you think of interesting and alternative ways to improve the quality of the work we output.
  • Collaborative – you can work closely with the team to leverage expertise to improve the quality of the work we do.
  • Persistent – doing whatever it takes to get things done with integrity and without excuses.
  • Independent – you work well without constant supervision and cherish your freedom to achieve business and personal objectives.

About Abacus Data Inc.

Founded in 2010, Abacus Data is an innovative, fast-growing public opinion and marketing research consultancy. We use the latest technology, sound science, and deep experience to generate top-flight research-based advice to our clients. We offer global research capacity with a strong focus on customer service, attention to detail and exceptional value.

We work with brands and organizations such as Shaw Communications, the Canadian Bankers Association, the Mining Association of Canada, Food & Consumer Products of Canada, NAV Canada, the Canadian Real Estate Association, Teck, Imperial Oil, Google, the Air Canada Pilots Association, NUPGE, HealthPartners, the Paramedic Association of Canada, the Canadian Pharmacists Association, and the Canadian Health Food Association.

We also work closely with Summa Strategies Canada and spark*advocacy to deliver the highest quality, data-driven strategic advice in Canada and North America.

Our vision is to be Canada’s premier data-based strategy firm with a reputation for outstanding customer service, creative thinking, and innovative methods.  We will do that by working harder, being more creative, delivering more value to our clients, while doing it all with a smile.

For more information about Abacus Data, visit our websites at and

If you think you’re the right candidate for this task, please send a cover letter and CV to Ihor Korbabciz at by October 2 at 5pm ET.  Only those selected for the next round of the process will be contacted.

Good Decisions Require Good Data.