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Intelligence Analyst

City: Within a National Research Council Office across Canada

Organizational Unit: Knowledge, Information and Technology Services 

Classification: LIB-4 

Tenure: Continuing - This competition will serve to fill 2 available positions

Language Requirements: English 

The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 


NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.


We are looking for a Intelligence Analyst to support our Knowledge, Information and Technology Services Branch. The successful candidate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


Working for the Intelligence and Analytics (I&A) team in NRC’s Library and Information Management Services (NRC-LIMS), the incumbent of this position supports LIMS’s role as the National Science Library and provider of knowledge and information to NRC and the Canadian innovation community to ensure that clients have essential information for decision-making, opportunity identification, and world class research and technology development.

The successful candidate will be part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team where communication and teamwork are critical and interactions with clients and partners are frequent.

The Intelligence Analyst aligns the production of strategic intelligence, Research and Development landscapes, environmental scans, and other relevant insights with organizational and business objectives. This work informs the assessment of business opportunities, Foresight initiatives and strategic planning.

As an Intelligence Analyst, you will contribute to client success by performing R&D trend analysis using advanced data and text analytics tools and methodologies. You will expose research fronts and model the business and technical environments through deep-dive analyses of patenting and scientific publishing activity, within the context of industry and market activity. Using state-of-the-art visualization tools, the analyst identifies key clusters of expert networks and discovers new areas of application for emerging technologies.

The Intelligence Analyst is responsible for the promotion, and delivery of scientific, technical and industry analysis projects. These projects typically involve the assessment of client requirements, planning and leading projects, coordinating contributions from various collaborators, as well as the gathering, analysis and synthesis of competitive and technical intelligence, packaged into insightful deliverables.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies, preferably preceded by a degree in business, data analytics, science or engineering.


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency


  • Recent* experience in a professional or advisory role having a demonstrated impact on organizational decision processes, preferably in a business or industry environment;
  • Extensive experience in the provision and promotion of scientific, technical and business information services to senior management, executives and business advisors or R&D program leads;
  • Experience with cutting edge information analysis tools and methodologies applied to patent, scientific, technical and business information;
  • Significant experience in research, analysis and synthesis of S&T, business, industry information and in generating insights and recommendations;
  • Experience in managing projects and teams, and coordinating service delivery in a project-oriented, matrix environment;
  • Experience working in Data Analytics, Information and Communications Technologies, Engineering or Defense industry sectors, would be considered an asset.

* Acquired in the past four (4) years

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Strong needs assessment and negotiation skills to define and prioritize information needs, and respond creatively;
  • Ability to derive insights, conclusions and recommendations by combining primary and secondary intelligence;
  • Ability to collect, extract, synthesize, develop conclusions and present findings clearly and concisely verbally and in writing.
  • Vast knowledge of enhanced information retrieval, analysis tools and visualization software;
  • Significant knowledge of patent information and patent analysis for the purposes of competitive intelligence and business decision making;
  • Knowledge of statistics, data analytics, and bibliometric or scientometric methods would be an asset.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Communication (Level 3)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 3)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 3)
  • Management services - Client focus (Level 3)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Supervisor - Business understanding (Level 3)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Management Services; Supervisor


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Salary Range

From $88,379 to $104,312 per annum. 


  • Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as being from one of the following EDI groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.
  • This position is being advertised internally and externally simultaneously, however first consideration will be given to internal NRC applicants. 
  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (13602) to:


Telephone: 613-990-4498 

Closing Date: 1 October 2021 - 23:59 Eastern Time



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*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.


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