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    Research Scientist, Brooks Running, SEATTLE, WA

    As a Research Scientist on the Brooks Research Team, you will conduct research and direct development of our footwear and apparel products. This will include conducting research projects to collect biomechanics and biometric data with the goal of developing running gear that best benefits runners. As a creative scientist, with the capabilities to question methods, analyses, results and applications, and think creatively to find innovative solutions to advance our products and further our understanding of runners, you’ll master this role. You will continuously find ways to improve the lab’s capabilities by bringing online new data analysis techniques, equipment, and experimental protocols. You will lead projects that will require collaborative work with the innovation, design, development, wear test, and product assessment teams to translate data into novel technologies.


      • Develop analysis methods to further our understanding of runners and their interaction with running products.
      • This will involve processing and analyzing various data types (e.g., kinematics, kinetics, muscle activity, plantar pressure)
      • and developing statistical models to better understand the relationships between these data, runner groups, and products.
      • Develop novel, intuitive, data visualizations to help various partners from the Footwear Team and beyond interpret scientific results and direct the design and development of new products.
      • Explore new research ideas and develop studies that enhance our products regarding fit, feel, ride, performance, and injury prevention.
      • Lead projects that are cross departmental including the innovation, design, and development teams.
      • Execute and lead biomechanics lab testing with human subjects (e.g., 3D motion analysis, EMG, high speed video, plantar pressure systems) including subject preparation, data collection, data analysis and development of reports.
      • Oversee mechanical lab testing of polymeric materials, components, and product (shoes and apparel), providing hands on support when necessary.
      • Participate in training and mentoring lab interns.


      • Graduate degree (PhD preferred) in a human movement science (e.g., biomechanics, kinesiology, ergonomics, physiology) combined with a strong background in data science, or a degree in computer science with passion and experience in a human movement science.
      • 3+ years of relevant work experience, including:
      • Proven experience leading experiments involving human subjects with application to sports performance and/or product
      • design/development including experimental design, data collection, processing, analysis, and data interpretation.
      • Research experience in applied statistical modeling.
      • Strong ability to explore and organize large data sets, identify important information, develop hypotheses and novel metrics, and
      • interpret findings for various audiences.
      • Experience in writing code to analyze biometric or biomechanical data (e.g., MATLAB, Python, R).
      • Experience using machine learning analysis techniques.
      • Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of recent advances in statistics and machine learning.
      • Advanced knowledge and experience in use of systems for collecting and processing biomechanics data (3D motion capture systems, EMG, plantar pressure systems, Visual 3D)
      • Thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics of running, running performance and injury mechanisms.
      • Detail-oriented yet driven to achieve results in a timely manner.
      • Demonstrated ability to show initiative and thought leadership while advocating creative solutions within a cross-functional team.
      • Excellent social-skills that inspire and build trust resulting in effective working relationships across the company.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating effective listening through concise, clear verbal and written communication.
      • Computer proficiency with office software; MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
      • Passionate participation in Brooks’ sports activities a plus, overridden by the ability to understand and empathize with the runner to develop loyal, engaging relationships with our customers and the Brooks community.
      • Embraces and lives the Brooks values!

    • Apply:

    Last edited by cindyhuffman; 02-12-2019 at 03:08 PM. Reason: Title change

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