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Post Doctoral Fellowship, Sport Biomechanics, Faculty of Kinesiology

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Job ID: 11985

Updated: April 17, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Area: Sport Biomechanics
Duration: One year – second year renewable
Start date: Immediately
Annual Stipend: $48,000

The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sport Biomechanics in the Human Performance Laboratory.

Job Description:

The primary focus of the work will be research and innovation related to athletic equipment. The successful applicant will be involved in various projects related to:

  • developing innovative products in the sporting goods and health/wellness industries
  • designing systems related to athletic equipment and performance
  • testing prototypes to assess changes in behavior or performance
  • providing general design recommendations based on results of exploratory research, development, and prototype testing.

Additional roles include leadership and active participation in project management activities including the administration of research projects, as well as some supervision of students.


  • PhD or equivalent in Engineering or Biomechanics
  • Expertise in human movement biomechanics research and strong technical experience in kinematic and kinetic data collection systems
  • Experience with Matlab and a working knowledge of Solid Works, CAD and FEM programs
  • Evidence of innovation
  • High level of effective organizational, time and personal initiative skills, teamwork, accuracy and strong attention to detail

Application details: 

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a curriculum vitae, a 1-page research/innovation statement and three references by email to:

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website.

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