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  • Biomechanics Data Scientist Position

    Springbok Analytics ( is seeking a dedicated and analytical data scientist to conduct medical image processing using artificial intelligence (AI). Springbok’s business model is focused on the processing and analysis of multi-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data to develop advanced analytics of skeletal muscles throughout the body to inform precision medicine and provide clinical decision support tools for injury management and performance optimization programs for large, diverse populations. The successful Biomechanics Data Scientist candidate will have a strong work ethic, substantive data analytics skills, and the ability and interest to work with a team to develop and implement medical image processing algorithms using AI for registration, segmentation and analytical tasks. In addition, the Biomechanics Data Scientist will work closely with software developers and clinical collaborators to develop commercial products that can be used in clinical workflow.

    • Contribute to the technology breakthrough in AI and medical imaging applications.
    • Work to ensure the accuracy and robustness of the core AI algorithms.
    • Support the product development and clinical workflow integration for the algorithm.
    • Draft patents to protect the intellectual property.
    • Engage with clinical collaborators to understand the need for the algorithm in specific application and workflow
    • Engage with Springbok’s advisors and consultants to assist with technical validation efforts on an as needed basis.
    • Engage with Springbok’s customers on an as needed basis in order to ensure customer satisfaction and retention, especially with respect to technical support.
    • Prepare and present conference and journal publications to increase the scientific value and impact of the developed technology.
    • Adhere to and encourage Springbok’s core values.

    • PhD or MS with 3+ years’ experience in Biomedical Engineering or related field.
    • Prior experience in, or substantive knowledge about, musculoskeletal biomechanics.
    • Research experience in medical image processing using AI with publication records.
    • Strong programming skills for robust and efficient algorithm implementation in one or more of Python, C, C++ and Matlab, etc.
    • Familiarity with one or more open source or proprietary deep learning and medical image processing frameworks.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Exceptional work ethic and the ability to "roll up your sleeves" and work with team members in hands-on capacity.
    • Highly motivated, positive attitude. Results-oriented personality with strong desire to succeed.
    • Data and process driven individual.
    • Interact effectively and professionally with a diverse group of people.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Be able to work independently within a team environment.
    • Respect and maintain confidentiality in all interactions with and on behalf of Springbok’s customers.
    • Willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
    • Ability to work diligently and succeed in a remote working environment.

    Additional desirable skills
    • Experience in skeletal muscle imaging
    • Experience in sports analytics
    • A strong applicant will be able to prove their performance and show improvement in their skills over time.
    • We are looking for a good cultural fit. We work hard and expect professional results, however, we have a casual tech startup culture.

    Location: Springbok is based in Charlottesville, VA but we have a distributed work model, so we are flexible about where you are based.

    Salary: Commensurate with experience.

    Springbok’s core values
    • Customer Insight —Listen actively and engage in a way to establish rapport and gain client insights.
    • Lead & Follow - Lead with recommendations while at the same time being willing to adapt and support the consensus.
    • Exceed Expectations - Seek to elicit a “wow” with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Positive Attitude - Treat others as you would like to be treated.
    • Responsible Community Member - Be a responsible and respectful citizen of the communities of which you are a member, respecting the health, safety and needs of others and of the environment.
    How to apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to: