Associate Research Analyst

Halifax, NS, Canada Posted 10 days ago
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S&P; Global Market Intelligence

The Role: Associate Research Analyst – Metals & Mining.

Grade (relevant for internal applicants only): 9A.

The Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The Team: The Metals & Mining Research team is the foremost authority on global exploration and supply trends, producing a proprietary series of periodical and topical reports for clients. With a sharp focus on detail, our Halifax-based team provides leading analysis of current trends, allowing our clients to make informed business decisions.

The Impact: As a Research Associate, you will examine emerging exploration trends by documenting proprietary corporate data of mining companies, while also assessing the exploration potential of projects around the world. This research provides clients with tools to assess the health of the global mining industry, react to emerging trends, capitalize on business development opportunities, and benchmark their activities against peers.

What’s in it for you:

  • Learn from industry experts with decades of experience in the metals and mining industry.

  • Have the opportunity to travel to conferences, meet with clients and other thought leaders in the industry.

  • Provide valuable input to continue developing our research and power the markets of the future.


  • Metals and mining data research & collection: review sources and understand data processes in order to collect the most timely and accurate data available. Sources include internal databases, third party subscriptions and external public domain web sites.

  • Assist in the refresh of an annual corporate exploration budget database, company profile summaries and other proprietary data sets by leading data collection efforts.

  • Interact with sector-focused research analyst teams to understand project scope and resolve obstacles as they arise.

  • Interface with research operations leadership to define weekly goals and objectives. Report out on progress and elevate challenges and shifts in priorities accordingly.

  • Support the execution of various ad-hoc and process improvement initiatives by completing assigned tasks in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Training and development: participate in all relevant training sessions and complete all assigned training modules.

What We’re Looking For: "I'm looking for a candidate with a keen analytical eye that is motivated to expand their knowledge of the mining sector.  If you enjoy drawing insights out of data and are excited to learn about the sector, then I'd like to hear from you."

Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree in a relevant discipline (Geology, Earth Science, Mining).

  • Solid numeric analytic capabilities.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required; familiarity with PowerPoint and other Office products.

  • Strong problem solving ability.

  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, excellent verbal and written communication skills, particularly the ability to work in a global team and interact with colleagues in multiple geographic locations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Mining Analyst or similar role.

  • Knowledge of mine exploration and stages of development.

  • Experience with SQL, MS Access or other database systems.

At S&P; Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important—some of it is vital. Accurate, deep and insightful. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

S&P; Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P; Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit

S&P; Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.  Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person. 

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