Application Deadline: 

February 28, 2020

Temporary, full-time position (from March 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021) – Guelph, ON


The Office of Institutional Research & Planning provides advisory and consulting services to the University of Guelph in academic activities and decision-making processes. Through quantitative analysis, collection and dissemination of data, the Office provides support and leadership to both academic and administrative departments in all aspects of planning, research, enrolment, and budgeting. As Statistician, you’ll play a key role in this regard by providing ongoing analytic and statistical expertise to projects and other work conducted.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice-President of the Office of Institutional Research & Planning, you’ll be responsible for mining and analyzing large amounts of institutional data from a variety of sources (e.g., Human Resources, Financials system, Registrar’s system, ATS, etc.). Your statistical analyses will support evidence-based decisions and involve using advanced techniques such as data mining, linear and logistical regression, principal component analyses, cluster analyse, etc. This position handles large amounts of sensitive and confidential data, such as HR, financial and student data as well as liaising with external organizations such Statistics Canada, government agencies, other Universities.

As part of a project team, you will also participate in research project design, data collection, and dissemination of project findings. In addition, we’ll count on you to take charge of the automation of standard data reports through advanced macro and algorithm coding required by the varied clientele of the Office (e.g., senior management, deans, faculty, staff, government, peer institutions, etc.) and assist in the preparation of internal publications and internal and external reporting.



To be considered for the position of Statistician, you must be a high-level analyst with the following strengths:

  • You hold a Master’s degree in Statistics, Math or related field and have previous related working experience.
  • You possess advanced knowledge of the data concepts, principles and practices associated with the collection, processing and dissemination of large-scale surveys (i.e., Statistics Canada).
  • You know how to use database programming, data mining and analysis tools to analyze various business data.
  • You bring advanced knowledge of SAS, R, SQL and programming languages (C, C++, JAVA), as well as MS Office.
  • You can develop, write, execute, test, debug, implement, modify and support new or existing statistical or mathematical software programs in support of research projects.
  • You can analyze data using statistical or mathematical software to generate descriptive statistics and develop statistical models and graphics.
  • You have what it takes to work both independently and as part of a team on a variety of different projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of Tableau or other data visual tools will be considered an asset.

The University of Guelph ( is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive comprehensive institutions, with a record of outstanding scholarship in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences. This is your chance to join us in our endeavour to improve life.


To view a detailed posting for the role of Statistician, including application instructions, please go to our website at Applications, quoting Hiring #2020-0040, must be sent to:


At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.