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Biomechanics Laboratory Manager - SSC Dublin - Full time

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  • Biomechanics Laboratory Manager - SSC Dublin - Full time

    The SSC is looking for a Biomechanics Laboratory Manager -

    About the SSC

    The Sports Medicine department and its stand-alone "SSCLab" building is a 14,000 sq ft facility seeing over 40,000 outpatients a year and is at the forefront of clinical and applied research in the fields of return to play and rehabilitation in athletic groin pain, anterior cruciate ligament injury, shoulder reconstruction, running injury and low back pain. The SSC has three 3D motion capture laboratories, two with indoor turf floors to assess athletic groin pain and anterior cruciate ligament injury, and a multi-functional lab (run3D and shoulder laboratory). The laboratory sees over 1,500 patients each year across a 6 day week.

    The Laboratory Manager is responsible for coordinating all matters related to biomechanics research projects and service conducted on behalf of the Sports Surgery Clinic (SSC) including roles in planning, execution, publication and presentation. Principally, the position is responsible for coordinating and maintaining laboratory standards, data management and records and staffing of the three-dimensional motion capture laboratories at the Clinic as well as staff training.

    Primary Job Responsibilities:
    • Delivery of high-quality data collection / processing and reporting for multiple concurrent clinical and research activities, including the development of new services and protocols.
    • Responsibility for laboratory technical equipment - including troubleshooting, system checks, organising servicing/repair as needed and managing stock levels of consumables.
    • Biomechanical data integrity, reliability, accuracy, storage, record-keeping and access management.
    • Line management, training of laboratory research assistants and interns.
    • Organisation of staffing to ensure appropriate cover as per operational requirements.
    • Coordination and delivery of relevant training and CPD to staff, interns and students.
    • Collaboration on research projects with other departmental staff.
    • Maintenance of previous developed GUI's and databases.
    Role Requirements:
    • Master's degree in a related scientific discipline required with prior work experience in biomechanical data capture.
    • Competence and first-hand experience in Matlab/Python and optical motion capture.
    • Analytic and decisive thinking with the ability to prioritise, manage time and communicate to staff key objectives necessary to achieve institutional goals.
    • Knowledge of statistical principals (t-test, ANOVA, regression and clustering) is a strong requirement.
    • Previous experience in CMAS accredited laboratory (desirable).

    The successful candidate must be adaptable to unexpected changes and possess strong organisational, interpersonal, verbal and writing skills. Research experience and practical knowledge of research principles is required whether through previous internship or work experience.

    Working knowledge of universal precautions and safety guidelines. Ability to handle confidential information and to represent the Sports Surgery Clinic in a professional manner and to translate the organisation's vision and values into day-to-day activities, behaviours and decisions.