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    New Balance has a history of 100 years of enduring performance and is still running strong today. Part of what makes New Balance so unique is our commitment to making products that not only provide performance, but also superior fit and comfort. The same attention that is placed on our athletic shoes and apparel is also placed on our associates. New Balance thrives because of the passion and dedication of the people we hire. We rely on our associates to match our enthusiasm for the business and to help drive consumers to move further, faster and more frequently. We seek associates who are always on the move. Associates who push themselves forward and are motivated to move New Balance forward. Ask yourself: Are you ready to move the world?

    As a Sports Research Engineer, you will be responsible for all research and testing related to the Global Business Units supported. You will design and carry out large scale research experiments in our world class research facility with the goal of increasing both the companies and the consumers knowledge of performance, injury, comfort, fit, and others. You will also serve a vital role in validating and maximizing the impact of your Business Unit’s products through a both advising and testing. You will integrated into multi-disciplinary innovation teams and have the opportunity to work with product managers, marketing, engineering, design, and product developers. In addition, you will work with a diverse team of scientists to further laboratory infrastructure to help improve efficiencies and effectiveness. We place a high value on creativity problem solving and the tremendous benefits that come from it. We need you to help us achieve the strategic corporate initiative of bringing provably superior products to market

    Detailed Responsibilities:

    • Research
      • Lead both applied and basic biomechanical, physiological, and material science research projects
        • Design and perform data collections utilizing:
          • Motion capture
          • High speed video
          • Ground reaction force
          • In-shoe pressure
          • Metabolic cart
          • EMG
          • Mechanical testing equipment

        • Independently perform data analysis utilizing:
          • Visual 3D
          • Matlab
          • Labview
          • R

        • Create clear and concise summary of research findings for a variety of both internal and external audiences.
          • Internal: Marketing, Design, Development, etc.
          • External: media, scientific community (conference proceedings, scientific journals, etc.)

    • Product Validation

    • Oversee product performance validation testing including Biomechanical Testing, Perception Testing, Mechanical Testing, Fit Testing, Wear Testing
    • Oversee documentation of testing results.
    • Work closely with marketing, design, and development to provide recommendations on future iterations of product based on experience and testing results.

    • Supervising Product Validation Analyst
      • Assist and mentor through product validation process
        • Help make sure all testing is completed in an accurate, repeatable, and timely manner.
        • Help in communication to marketing, design, and development teams.

      • Facilitate learning through mentoring on new testing and research
        • Teach any testing unfamiliar to Analyst
        • Teach any tools required for research assistance

      • Develop Analyst through career mentoring

    • Assist team in development of infrastructure (processes, software programs, protocols and procedures) for Sports Research and Product Validation focused on applying analytical data to the design and engineering of performance based products.

    • Contribute to:
      • brainstorming sessions on research by being a catalyst for performance based solution to complex problems.
      • product ideation sessions and concept reviews by acting as the end-user and performance advocate utilizing knowledge gained from Product Performance Validation process relevant/related products.

    • Perform lab tours and media responsibilities with accuracy and enthusiasm


    • MS degree or PhD in Biomechanics or Kinesiology, Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering, or similar with a minimum of 3-5 years of related experience.
    • Major experience with independent data interpretation, statistics, and the creation of summary of results.
    • Demonstrated creativity professionally or personally.
    • Publication history related to running a plus.
    • Supervisory experience a plus.
    • Programming knowledge, data visualization techniques, or other interesting skills a plus
    • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and time management skills with ability to work independently and in a team environment on many projects simultaneously.
    • Some local and national travel may be required (up to 5%).

    We believe our associates are meant to grow through the development of their talents and to capitalize on opportunities to share their passion for the business. New Balance rewards associates with generous, industry-leading benefit and development opportunities, which support our associates' health, wealth and overall well-being. In addition to a comprehensive medical and vacation benefit package, we offer: Development Programs, Discounted Health Club Membership, Fitness Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Tuition Reimbursement, Corporate Gift Matching and 5 % Matching 401 K Program.

    New Balance provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

    Please apply using the link below or visit

    Trampas TenBroek, Ph.D.
    New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
    Last edited by Trampas TenBroek; June 12, 2015, 10:22 AM.