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Post Doctoral Fellowship in Sport Biomechanics in the Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology

Job ID: 17489

Updated: February 7, 2019

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Area: Sport Biomechanics
Duration: One year – second year renewable
Start date: May 1, 2019
Annual Stipend: $60,000 plus benefits

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 role of the applicant will be coordination and management of a research project incorporating wearable sensors to monitor and collect data on athletes during sport. The applicants primary focus will be:

  • Coordinating the distribution of wearable sensors to a large sample of athletes and promoting continued use of the sensor by athletes
  • Organize/coordinate data collection and storage of the large amounts of data recorded by wearable sensors

Secondary requirements of the applicant will be:

  • Organization of testing sessions in the Human Performance Lab as well as potential off-site locations with various coaches/athletes/participants in order to complete high performance sport-related testing
  • Leading personnel responsible for data collection sessions that could consist of the use of the 3D Motion Analysis System, pressure measurement system, timing lights, and other equipment
  • Performing data analysis and assisting in the writing and presentation of scientific results


  • PhD or equivalent in Engineering, Biomechanics, Computer Science or a related field
  • Expertise in biomechanical research related to athletic equipment
  • Experience in coordinating large scale research projects
  • Experience working with large data sets
  • Expertise with Matlab
  • Expertise in data analytics, IMU data processing, algorithm development related to human movement is not required but is beneficial
  • Strong technical experience in kinematic and kinetic data collection systems
  • 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:

Application deadline is February 22, 2019.

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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The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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