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. 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 with inertial measurement units will be required/preferred, as well as the development and programing of algorithms with respect to IMU’s.


The successful candidate will have a PhD with specialization in Biomechanics or related fields.

Application details:

BSHR – 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 15-20 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. Our current clients include adidas, Mondo, Dr. Scholl’s and the US military. From an employer perspective, our mission is to prepare everyone who comes to BSHR for their next stage in life. Please submit your letter of interest and CV addressed to Dr. Benno Nigg (c/o Juliana Cyr by November 30th, 2017.

About the University of Calgary:

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and ground-breaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes.’

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.