Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biomechanics, Human Performance Lab, Faculty of Kinesiology

Position Description
Area: Biomechanics
Duration: One year, renewable

Start Date: January 7, 2019
Salary: negotiable

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.


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 15 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, Mizuno, Salomon and CCM. From an employer perspective, our mission is to prepare everyone who comes to BSHR for their next stage in life.

Please submit your letter of interest and CV to Dr. Benno Nigg (c/o Paula Michetti ( by November 30th, 2018.

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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