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kmcquade75
04-17-2007, 02:26 AM
Title: Senior Biomechanist - Footwear



Brooks Sports, Inc., a premier manufacturer of performance running footwear and apparel, is seeking a Senior Biomechanist to lead and manage our internal biomechanics and gait analysis laboratory. The Senior Biomechanist will be responsible for generating and applying ideas regarding biomechanical and engineering principles while providing expertise and guidance to our product creation team in the research and development of new products, systems, materials and processes. He/She will work with cross-functional product teams to design, analyze, and test new product concepts, ideas and theories as they are applied to footwear and apparel. The successful Candidate will have an excellent understanding of the mechanics of human motion and a diverse knowledge of athletic training, exercise science and heath/ physical education.





Basic Responsibilities:

1) Oversee the Brooks Biomechanics and gait analysis Lab. This involves evaluating the current lab for areas of improvement, supervising the testing equipment, writing of custom software modules, approving of protocols and standard operating procedures, and effectively implementing the results from the program into the in-line product process

2) Perform and lead experimental and theoretical research, development and validation studies in biomechanics while creating new protocols and research methods as they apply to the mechanics of human motion

3) Act as an evangelist to communicate the Brooks' biomechanics perspective to the biomechanics, medical and scientific communities, our sales force, distributors and licensees, retailers, consumers and internal stakeholders. This would include, for example, presenting findings to groups about new ideas at conferences, seminars, trade shows and sales meetings

4) Plan, research, engineer, and deliver a consistent long-term (2-5 year) flow of innovative concepts based on Brooks' vision and the footwear department's strategic plan. Assist in the implementation of these ideas into the in-line product process.

5) Initiate, cultivate, and grow relationships between Brooks Sports and outside resources that might assist in the research, validation, or development of innovative product concepts (i.e. universities, laboratories, domestic and international organizations).

6) Participate in all phases of research from conceptual through to design and final implementation and formal publication of results

7) Provide clinical, technical, and educational support to internal and external stakeholders

8) Hire, lead, motivate, manage and supervise the Brooks biomechanics laboratories and resources

9) Establish and conduct research of international standing in the field of Biomechanics

10) Create and lead a plan for the establishment of appropriate in-house product innovation resources such as a biomechanics literature library

11) Participate in requirements definition (standards) and implementation of them in the development and manufacturing process.



Requirements:

1. The desired candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Biomechanics or a related degree in Physiology, Kinesiology, or Engineering with 3+ years of experience directing a laboratory setting

2. Demonstrated ability to conduct outstanding research through advanced laboratory and management skills

3. Good standing in the biomechanics community with a proven track record of collaborative research and a solid publication record

4. Experienced with Motion Analysis, PEDAR, AMTI force plates, Visual 3D, and FEA modeling, or other related systems

5. Strong organizational and technical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work both indecently and within a multidisciplinary team are essential

6. Ability to work professionally and efficiently with all departments that make up Brooks Sports, Inc., including Design, Sales, Marketing, Production, and Operations



Reports to: V.P of Research and Development

Department: Footwear

Position Classification: Exempt



To apply go to www.brooksrunning.com or send resume, application and cover letter to jobs@brooksrunning.com.