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Post Doctoral - Biomechanics, Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology

Job ID: 24524

Updated: November 25, 2021

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

Postdoctoral Scholar position

Area: Biomechanics
Duration: One year, with possibility of renewal
Start date
: January 7, 2022
Salary: $50,000 CAD per year, plus Alberta Blue Cross Plan C Health Insurance benefits

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

Job Description:
This position provides biomechanical, technical, engineering, and mathematical support to a variety of ongoing industry and academic research projects. In addition, a key aspect of this role is to provide advice and mentorship to students, technicians, and interns. The incumbent will be working on a variety of research projects at the same time with multiple complex issues which will require good time management, the ability to adapt to continuous changes and shifting in priorities and the ability to learn new technologies and data analysis methods as needed.

Work will primarily be carried out on industry projects consisting of biomechanical data collection, analysis, and report/manuscript submission. There is a strong focus on the sporting goods industry. The projects typically involve the use of human subjects but are sometimes restricted to dealing with mechanical systems. There is a strong mathematical component to the work as data analysis involving vector based and time series analysis are a pre-requisite for this position. This is a full-time position that may occasionally require working evenings and/or weekends.

Specifically, to this position, expertise in neural networks, pattern recognition, and machine learning will be required/preferred. Additionally, experience working with Inertial Measurement Units, and the ability to code and develop algorithms will also be required.

The successful candidate will have a PhD with specialization in Biomechanics, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or related fields.

Application details:
BSHR – Biomechanigg Sport & Health Research Inc. ( is a company that works out of the Human Performance Lab ( at the University of Calgary. Our group consists of about 10 individuals, including Technicians, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Graduate Students, administrative staff, and faculty members. Our objective is to be the global leader in research related to movement, exercise, and sport and to support our clients throughout the complete product development life cycle from ideation to commercialization. Some of our current clients include adidas, Dr. Scholl’s, adidas, Kinetyx and CCM. From an employer perspective, our mission is to prepare everyone who comes to BSHR for their next stage in life.

Please email your application as a single .pdf document on or before December 15th, 2021 via email to Dr. Benno Nigg (c/o Juliana Cyr [email protected])

All applications must include:
• a letter of interest including date of availability, suitability and motivation for the role, including a brief summary of past, current and future research interests and accomplishments
• a current curriculum vitae (CV);
• official or unofficial copy of diploma(s)/university certificate(s);
• a copy of two recent, peer-reviewed journal/chapter publications or conference presentations, and;
• the name and contact information including email addresses for at least two (2) referees who have knowledge of your research and academic experience.*

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted further. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada, although others are encouraged to apply.

Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines ( for more information prior to applying for this position.


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