With the recent acquisition of the Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer Club by the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball organization, we are excited to announce a sports science internship position that will bridge the two sports, creating a unique opportunity to contribute to a soccer performance science focused on performance enhancement, injury prevention, and enhancing player well-being through sports science. Because of the partnership between the Rowdies and Rays, this position becomes an integral team member of a larger Performance Science department across both organizations.

Implement and maintain various sports science, nutritional, and sports medicine research initiatives across the Rowdies organization.
Data collection and analyses of a variety of sports science data sources, for the purpose of player evaluation, injury risk assessment, athlete well-being assessment, decision analysis, etc.
Effectively interact and communicate with a diverse team of individuals from all across the Rowdies and Rays organization including sports science staff, sports medicine personnel, registered dietitians, front office personnel, and coaches.
Exploration of new sports science technologies that may provide novel, impactful value to the organization.
Assist with data integration into our current databases of all sports science and medical assessment data sources.
Various other sports science, nutrition, and athletic training focused daily duties across the organization, as necessary.

A strong foundation in sports science including, but not limited to biomechanics, sports medicine, exercise physiology, athletic training, and/or neuromuscular control. Graduate level education in these areas is desired.
Demonstrated experience and coursework in statistics, computer science, and/or engineering is beneficial.
Demonstrated experience in conducting soccer performance science related research is desirable.
In addition to working closely with the broader Soccer Performance Science team, we desire candidates who will challenge the status quo and explore new research opportunities. Previous interns have developed ideas that have changed the way the organization approaches important challenges.

Ideal candidates will possess:
Trustworthiness and the ability to maintain the confidentiality of work materials and processes.
Strong work ethic and attention to detail.
Open-mindedness and respect for others opinions.
Desire and aptitude to develop new skills.
Ability to develop and execute advanced research study designs to evaluate complex questions.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences.

Application Procedures:
Please apply for the position at:

Please address questions regarding the positions to:
Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC
Director: Baseball Performance Science
Tampa Bay Rays Baseball