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  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomechanics - University of Calgary

    Postdoctoral Scholar Position
    Area: Biomechanics
    Duration: One Year, renewable
    Start date: January 2023

    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:
    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. From an employer perspective, our mission is to prepare everyone who comes to Biomechanigg for their next stage in their careers. Please submit your letter of interest and CV to Dr. Benno Nigg (c/o by Nov 30th, 2022.

    About the University of Calgary
    The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

    About Calgary
    Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.
    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.
    Last edited by EmilyMatijevich; October 20, 2022, 12:55 PM.