Posted by Editoress on 04/15/15
The purpose of this role is to provide world-class support to targeted National and Provincial Sport Organizations in the area of Performance Science, focusing specifically on performance analysis of individual skills and tactics and team strategy. The primary role of the Performance Scientist is to support identified sports and athletes, while helping to continuously expand and further develop this service area at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO).
Duties include working closely with coaching staff to investigate and implement equipment/software for the analysis of technical and tactical performance, research into techniques and strategies for 'optimal' performance, summary and reporting of analysis results, assisting physiologist(s) to conduct physiological assessments, design yearly training plans, manage recovery and collaborate with the Integrated Support Team (IST) in order to achieve a holistic approach to athlete development.
Application Deadline: April 17, 2015
• In collaboration with the coaching staff, develop and deliver world-class performance science (performance analysis & physiology) support in the daily training environment
• Able to attend and provide comprehensive support at identified competitions and training camps
• Expected to use objective data (including video) and information to influence and impact performance decisions and enhance knowledge
• In collaboration with coaching and physiology staff, deliver physiological assessments and manage recovery methods in order to optimize physiological adaptations and performance
• Work with coaches and IST lead to design and develop effective yearly training plans that enhance performance
• Evaluate current research to broaden knowledge of the sport as well as general knowledge of trends and findings in the discipline
• Conduct, commission and collaborate in research and innovation projects in an effort to further the discipline
• Foster effective working relationship with sport coaches in order to understand coaching philosophy and sport program goals
• Provide comprehensive feedback (presentations, publications, reports) of analysis results and interpretation to athletes and coaches
• Work collaboratively with the coaching staff to enhance athlete's technical skills and tactical strategies, at times challenging their perspectives by providing factual data and information
Integrated Support Team
• Communicate effectively on a regular basis with other IST members to provide a holistic approach to athlete performance
• Work using a collaborative approach to tackle sport specific challenges and questions
• Attend and contribute to sport specific IST meetings
• Consult and refer specific athlete issues to relevant practitioners within the IST
• Maintain an accurate record of work conducted
• Be an active member of company by participating in staff meetings, other meetings and seminars as required
• Adhere to any professional codes of conduct appropriate to your profession or other codes of conduct that might be deemed applicable to sports science and sports medicine practitioners in general
• Maintain a proactive approach to personal Professional development
• Present workshops, lectures and seminars as required by Lead, Biomechanics & Performance Analysis (including but not limited to, Advanced Coaching Diploma, Coaching Conferences, National Sport Science & Medicine Advisory Committee meeting)
• Undertake any other reasonable duties for Lead, Biomechanics & Performance Analysis and other colleagues as requested
• IST Members
• National and Provincial Sport Organizations
• All CSIO Employees
• High performance culture
• Time sensitive work environment
• Outcome driven
• Continuously evolving industry
• Rapidly growing organization
• Opportunity for growth and development
• Supportive environment
• Advanced degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in performance analysis, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, or related field.
• Ideally minimum of 5 years' experience working in a high performance sport environment (including National and International Competitions).
• Demonstrated aptitude for technology
• Familiarity with various performance analysis tools (i.e. video analysis software, force plates, accelerometers, motion tracking).
• Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) or ability to attain within 6 months
• Phlebotomy trained to take finger and venipuncture samples or ability to attain within 6 months
• Knowledge of the Canadian Sport System an asset
• Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Bilingualism is an asset.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of independence and initiative.
• Good team building skills and the ability to be flexible and adjust to changing priorities.
• Ability to apply various methods of observation in the field
• Ability to build trusting relationships
• Keen interest in continuous learning and development
• Experience collaborating with others to conduct research
Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to:
Search Committee, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario is an equal opportunity employer.
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