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Post Doctoral Fellowship, Injury Prevention and/or Concussion: Wearable Technologies, Faculty of Kinesiology

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Job ID: 14349

Updated: February 13, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Area: Injury Prevention and/or Concussion – Wearable Technologies                    
Duration: Two years          
Start Date: January – June 2018    
Annual Stipend: $60,000 + benefits              

The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (one of 10 International Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health supported by the International Olympic Committee).

Job Description:

The Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC) has had ongoing support from interdisciplinary team grants [e.g., Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Alberta Innovates, Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, Integrated Concussion Research Program UCalgary] in the areas of sport injury prevention in youth sport and recreation, concussion, consequences of injury, and rehabilitation. This research is in alignment with the University of Calgary Strategic Research Themes including Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering, Brain and Mental Health, Human Dynamics in a Changing World, and Infection, Inflammation, and Chronic Diseases.  The Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering (BME) Research Strategy has funded the ‘Sensor Technology in Monitoring Movement (STiMM)’ research program.’ The STiMM and SIPRC research initiatives involve ambitious interdisciplinary ideas, with far reaching potential, and impact. We seek a Postdoctoral Fellow to integrate and work within these two groups.

You will lead a research project aligned with programs of research focused on the prevention of injury and concussion and their long-term consequences; be engaged as a research student mentor; and be involved in research KT activities associated the SIPRC and STiMM research programs. You will bring unique expertise in wearable technologies to this research program in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in alignment with injury prevention in youth sport and recreation, concussion, and/or rehabilitation.


The successful candidate will hold a PhD in or aligned with biomechanics, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or sport science and interests aligning with sport injury prevention, concussion, and/or rehabilitation. Experience with 3D accelerometry and/or wearable sensors is critical.  Someone who has expertise in Machine Learning or other advanced mathematical methods (e.g., Fractal Scaling Analysis, Neural Network, PCA) and approaches to pattern recognition and identification of complex associations amongst different sets of variables would be a significant asset.

Application details: 

Please submit your expression of interest, CV, examples of 3 publications, names of three references, and a one-page research statement to by December 15, 2017.

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. For more information about the Faculty of Kinesiology visit Careers in the Faculty of Kinesiology.

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