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Biomechanics Research Coordinator, Faculty of Kinesiology

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Job ID: 15883

Updated: July 13, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Human Performance Lab in the Faculty of Kinesiology invites applications for a Biomechanics Research Coordinator. This Part-time (0.4 FTE) Fixed Term position is for approximately 8 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Human Performance Lab (HPL) is located in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. The areas of research within the lab vary from nutrition, muscular/skeletal functioning, High Performance sport training, injury recovery and prevention, as well as improving quality of life for those with debilitating diseases. As a research facility staff and clients may be exposed to bio and chemical hazards.

The Biomechanics Research Coordinator will be working under the day-to-day supervision of Dr. Darren Stefanyshyn. The primary focus of the work will be coordination and management of a research program related to athletic equipment.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Research Planning

  • Assist in the development of research projects including proposing appropriate methodology
  • Aid in grant writing

Coordination of Research Program

  • Manage University requirements (e.g. prepare and submit ethics applications, assist in contract preparation with Research Services)
  • Recruit appropriate subjects

Oversee Research Data Collection

  • Oversee data collection sessions that may consist of the use of the 3D Motion Analysis System, pressure measurement system, timing lights, mechanical testing machines, etc.
  • Be an available resource to help organize testing sessions if required

Data Analysis

  • Interpret and synthesize results into pertinent conclusions and recommendations
  • Run appropriate statistical analyses on data

Data Presentation

  • Prepare initial drafts of scientific manuscripts
  • Write technical reports
  • Prepare powerpoint presentations of research results for clients

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • PhD degree in Kinesiology
  • Five years experience with biomechanical research related to athletic equipment
  • Extensive experience in coordinating industry research projects
  • Experience in managing scientific research staff
  • Advanced skills with Matlab
  • Technical expertise with biomechanical data collection methodology including motion capture, pressure measurement, EMG, accelerometry, IMU based motion capture technology, ultrawideband radio frequency tracking systems, body scanning
  • Extensive experience writing scientific manuscripts and technical reports

Application Deadline: July 12, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist / Advisor Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Kinesiology visit Careers in the Faculty of Kinesiology.


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