Sports Science Specialist (Maternity Cover - 8 Months)

Closing date
1 Jan 2024

Job Details

As a Sport Science Specialist, you will design and carry out a wide range of mainly human centred tests to support the optimisation of human and product performance. You will also serve a vital role in validating and translating the results into recommendations for new product development. You will be integrated into the multi-disciplinary innovation team and have the opportunity to work with PM's, developers, engineers and designers. You have curiosity for science and engineering along with a passion for making insights in the field of sport.

Your Mission

- Plan and perform all kinds of physical performance oriented product tests as well as human perception tests in a sport science lab environment and in the field within the given timelines and according to the latest testing standards
- Work closely with product management, design, development and the innovation team to provide recommendations on future iterations for products based on experience and testing results
- Design and perform data collections utilising High speed video, ground reaction force, in-shoe pressure, IMu's, Mechanical testing equipment and Motion capture
- Independently perform data analysis utilising: Matlab, VBA and visual 3D
- Make sure all testing is completed in accurate, repeatable and timely manner
- Assist in communication to marketing, design and the development teams
- Facilitate learning through providing guidance on new testing and research; teach any testing unfamiliar to analysts; teach any tools required for research assistance
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Perform statistical analyses when necessary to support findings
- Prepare concept and results based reports and presentations, communications to technical and non-technical audiences (internal: design, development, management; external: Product launch, media)
- Stay connected to relevant current and upcoming research, technologies, methods, and industry trends. Build an effective information network
- Contribute to product ideation sessions and concept reviews
- Create and maintain network of testers based on consumer's profiles

Your Story

- Master's degree in biomechanics, physiology, sport science, (bio)mechanical engineering or equivalent
- 2+ years of progressive working experience
- Comfortable with independent data interpretation, statistics and the creation of summary results
- Demonstrated creativity professionally and personally
- Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- Excellent time management, prioritisation skills and ability to balance short term tasks with long term goals
- Excellent soft skills and the ability to make people feel welcomed and appreciated with the ability to handle all kinds of characters
- Fluent English, written and verbal

Meet The Team

On's Innovation team is responsible for On's future innovation, out-of-the-box thinking and the outstanding athlete-informed technology that differentiates On footwear from all other footwear product in the market. By joining the On Innovation Team, you will have the opportunity to be part of an agile and interdisciplinary team of experts in the areas of engineering and sports science.

What We Offer

On is a place that is centered around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically - to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose.

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.


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