The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (1 of 10 International Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health supported by the International Olympic Committee).

Job Description:
The Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC) has had ongoing support from interdisciplinary team grants [e.g., Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Alberta Innovates, Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, Integrated Concussion Research Program UCalgary] in the areas of sport injury prevention in youth sport and recreation, concussion, consequences of injury, and rehabilitation. This research is in alignment with the University of Calgary Strategic Research Themes including Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering, Brain and Mental Health, Human Dynamics in a Changing World, and Infection, Inflammation, and Chronic Diseases. The Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering (BME) Research Strategy has funded the ‘Sensor Technology in Monitoring Movement (STiMM)’ research program.’ The STiMM and SIPRC research initiatives involve ambitious interdisciplinary ideas, with far reaching potential, and impact. We seek a Postdoctoral Fellow to integrate and work within these two groups.

You will lead a research project aligned with programs of research focused on the prevention of injury and concussion and their long-term consequences; be engaged as a research student mentor; and be involved in research KT activities associated the SIPRC and STiMM research programs. You will bring unique expertise in wearable technologies to this research program in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in alignment with injury prevention in youth sport and recreation, concussion, and/or rehabilitation.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in or aligned with biomechanics, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or sport science and interests aligning with sport injury prevention, concussion, and/or rehabilitation. Experience with 3D accelerometry and/or wearable sensors is critical. Someone who has expertise in Machine Learning or other advanced mathematical methods (e.g., Fractal Scaling Analysis, Neural Network, PCA) and approaches to pattern recognition and identification of complex associations amongst different sets of variables would be a significant asset.

Application details:
Please submit your expression of interest, CV, examples of 3 publications, names of 3 references, and a one-page research statement to by December 15, 2017.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes.’

To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

About Calgary
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

Area: Injury Prevention and/or Concussion – Wearable Technologies
Duration: 2 years
Start date: January – June 2018
Annual Stipend: $60,000 + benefits