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  • Applied Biomechanist, Performance Science, Tampa Bay Rays

    The Tampa Bay Rays Baseball organization is seeking an Applied Biomechanist to join the Performance Science team. We are looking for someone who is driven to improve player development and performance, readiness, resiliance, and enhance player well-being. This person will translate their education and expertise in biomechanics into actionable insights on-field and in the lab. This role provides the opportunity to integrate biomechanics and other performance science data sources that will ultimately elevate the performance and well-being of players across the entire Tampa Bay Rays organization.

    Please note – if you have already applied to the Biomechanics Analyst position, you do not need to re-apply to this role.

    • Collect, analyze, and report on data from on-field and lab-based biomechanical data sources for performance and injury risk assessment, performance monitoring, and athlete well-being assessment.
    • Utilize integrated data sets including biomechanics with other performance science and in-game data sources to aid coaching, sports medicine, performance staff, and front office staff in the optimization of individualized player performance plans.
    • Interact and communicate with a diverse team of individuals from performance science, sports medicine, coaching staff, R&D, scouting, and front office personnel.
    • Implement other sport science and sports medicine research initiatives at the major league level.
    • Perform internal research integrating a variety of performance science and injury data to optimize athlete performance and wellness.
    • Assist in various other performance science, nutrition, and sports medicine focused duties across the organization, as necessary.
    • A graduate-level degree or 3+ years of experience in biomechanics is required. Degree or course work in sports medicine, exercise physiology, athletic training, motor control, or other closely related field is desired.
    • Demonstrated experience with biomechanics research and data collection processes. Examples include but are not limited to: markered or markerless motion capture, IMU’s, force plates, computer vision, and/or camera AI technology.
    • Research and/or applied experience in an elite performance science role is strongly preferred.
    • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with a diverse team of individuals across the organization including performance scientists, sports medicine, coaching staff, analytics staff, front office personnel, and scouting staff is crucial.
    Location: St. Petersburg, FL

    Application Instructions:

    To apply, please provide the following documents via the Teamwork Online application link.
    • A short statement describing your experience in biomechanics and performance science and how it would complement the Rays organization. Please limit your response to 150 words or less.
    • Please describe a biomechanics project you have implemented in the past or a passion project that you would like to bring to life in your future career. Please limit your response to 150 words or less.
    All offers contingent on a satisfactory background check.

    Statement: All applicants for employment are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections, or who are pregnant, may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.

    Acknowledgement: (Yes/No) I understand that if offered a role and by accepting a role with the Tampa Bay Rays or Rowdies, I will be participating in COVID-19 community risk mitigation practices including wearing masks in common areas and being vaccinated against the virus.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

    For additional information and to apply, please use the following link:

    Note: We are accepting applications until October 4, 2021. If there are issues with the link, please search for the position on, or contact Mike McNally below.

    Please address questions regarding the positions to:

    Michael McNally, PhD
    Biomechanist, Performance Science
    Tampa Bay Rays Baseball
    Last edited by Mike McNally; September 24, 2021, 06:43 PM.