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Biomechanist, Performance Science - Detroit Tigers

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JOB SUMMARY:
The Detroit Tigers are currently seeking a full-time Biomechanist in the Performance Science Department.  This role will assist with the delivery of performance science solutions within Baseball Operations. The biomechanist will be responsible for translating biomechanical data into applied, actionable outcomes to be used by staffs to optimize performance.  This role will work closely Baseball Analytics, Player Development, Strength and Conditioning, and Sports Medicine.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.     Collect, analyze, and report on data from various sources, including in-game biomechanical data.
2.     Maintain data quality and integrity for all biomechanical data.
3.     Collaborate with coaching staffs and external consultants to design and develop metrics and reports aimed at maximizing player performance. 
4.     Work closely with the Director, Performance Science to develop and disseminate information from performance science initiatives.
5.     Assist with data management, organization, and integration into the organization’s athlete management system.
6.     Assist with implementation and maintenance of existing performance science initiatives across the organization, including data collection, analysis, and reporting.
7.     Assist with the design, development, testing and support of new performance science initiatives.
8.     Effectively collaborate and communicate with player development, coaching, sports medicine, strength and conditioning and front office staff.      
9.     Review research and technology updates relevant to baseball performance.
10.  Perform exploratory performance science research projects and analysis as directed.
11.  Assist with the maintenance, calibration, and upkeep of performance science related equipment.
12.  Other duties as directed by Director, Performance Science



MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1.     A graduate level degree or 3+ years of experience in biomechanics or performance science is required. 
2.     Demonstrated experience with the following technologies preferred: Force plates, IMUs, motion capture, GPS tracking. 
3.     Demonstrated experience with modeling and analyzing 3D motion capture data required. Experience with OpenSim a plus. 
4.     Research or applied experience in professional sport strongly preferred. 
5.     Experience using an athlete management system.
6.     The ideal candidate must have excellent computer skills. Proficiency in R highly desirable.  
7.     The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills. Candidate must be able to convey complex performance science findings to relevant staffs.
8.     The ideal candidate must have excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
9.     Previous experience working with professional athletes and coaches a plus.
10.  The ideal candidate must be willing to work longs hours, including days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
11.  The candidate must be available full-time.
12.  Willing and able to relocate to the Lakeland, FL area or Detroit metro area.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS:
1.     Office environment
2.     Evening, weekend, and holiday hours required



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.