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  • Running Research Position - New Balance Athletics Inc.

    If you have demonstrated expertise and passion for doing cutting edge running biomechanics and energetics research, please read below!


    The New Balance Sports Research Team is a multidisciplinary group of innovators focused on pushing the boundaries of human performance through scientific exploration. We deliver authentic, performance focused insights to New Balance teams focused on creating best in class products and experiences. We utilize our brand new, state of the art 17,000 sq foot research space, locating within a functioning track and field center, consisting of running tracks, turf surfaces, court surfaces, body scanners, environmental chamber, high speed force treadmills, and much more.

    Who We Are Looking For

    We are seeking a Researcher who loves all aspects of human movement to help shape the vision, strategy, and implementation of our performance research portfolio. The researcher should have experience and get satisfaction from working with athletes at all levels. A desire to learn new things and understand and control equipment is required.

    Primary Accountabilities -The Researcher Will
    • Execute and contribute to the SRL vision, strategy, and implementation of our foundational research portfolio.
    • Creative scientist evaluating new technologies, methods, and analysis techniques.
    • Interpret and present insights, internally and externally, while working with various teams focused on performance products and experiences for our consumers.
    • Continually seek new pertinent research in the academic literature.
    • Contribute to our entrepreneurial and innovative culture.

    A Successful Candidate Will Demonstrate at An Expert Level
    • Help shape and execute the SRL research roadmap that will help New Balance push the boundaries of athletic performance.
    • Independently conduct/interpret novel research focused on human performance
    • Evaluate a wide variety of human performance data to draw holistic insights (biomechanics, physiology, motor control, mechanical testing, etc.).
    • Use knowledge and creativity to uncover novel problems and solutions.
    • Ability to seek out and/or create new technologies and/or testing methods.
    • Educate and mentors staff on equipment, methods, analysis and interpretation techniques.
    • Identify key research partners around the world.
    • Independently operates equipment including motion capture, force plates, pressure systems, etc.
    • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to work independently on many projects simultaneously.

    What You Bring
    • Master’s Degree in human movement science, engineering or related field.
    • Ability to utilize biomechanics, kinesiology, motor control, engineering, biomedical engineering, ergonomics information to form holistic insights.
    • Proven track record conduction scientific research
    • Experience applying evidence-based research to product is desirable.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to do physical labor – lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis.
    • Some local and national travel may be required (up to 5%).

    Our Benefits:

    Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. New Balance offers a comprehensive traditional benefits package including three options for medical insurance as well as dental, vision, life insurance and 401K. We also proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks – opportunities like online learning and development courses, tuition reimbursement, $100 monthly student loan support and various mentorship programs – that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. You’ll also enjoy a yearly $1,000 lifestyle reimbursement, 4 weeks of vacations, 12 holidays and generous parental leave, because work-life balance is more than just a buzzword – it’s part of our culture.

    Learn more about our Benefits

    Flexible Work Schedule:

    New Balance is committed to creating a culture that allows our associates to do their best work. Our corporate work-from-home policy does not mandate an arbitrary number of days in-office. Instead, we’ve designed a flexible hybrid model that empowers individual teams by letting the type of work dictate where it will most effectively be performed. We are capitalizing on this unique opportunity to evolve how we work based on efficiency, productivity, and the well-being of our associates.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.



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