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Post Doctoral Fellowship, Sport Biomechanics, Faculty of Kinesiology

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Job ID: 13728

Updated: November 27, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Area: Data Scientist – Sport Biomechanics
Duration: One year – second year renewable
Start Date: Immediately
Annual Stipend: $48,000 plus benefits

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

Job Description:

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

  • designing systems related to athletic equipment and performance
  • analyzing large data sets
  • developing algorithms for wearable technology
  • developing innovative products in the sporting goods and health/wellness industries

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, Biomechanics, Computer Science or a related field
  • Expertise in data analytics, IMU data processing, algorithm development related to human movement
  • Experience working with large data sets
  • Expertise with Matlab
  • 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:

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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