Looking for a Job in sports technology …here are a few offerings

1. New Product Development Engineer, W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore), US

2. Research Fellow and Postdoctoral Researcher positions in computer vision and wearable sensing for bio-motion analysis, Ireland

 

1. New Product Development Engineer, W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore)

Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork.  Through our product leadership, we’ve been changing lives and changing industries, including medical devices, fabrics, electronics, and manufacturing, for more than 50 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit gore.com/change-life to find out.

Best known as the manufacturer of GORE-TEX® fabrics for garments and footwear, Gore manufactures a wide range of high-performance fabrics engineered to protect wearers in the most demanding environments from explorers on the North Pole to firefighters, soldiers, and emergency workers. We are looking for a New Product Development Engineer to join our Technical Footwear team in Elkton, MD.

If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we’re looking for you. In this role, you will help drive new product development and commercialization of military and law enforcement footwear into business segments.

 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about developing and commercializing products that are the highest quality in their class
  • Be energized by working for a world-class manufacturer and collaborating on cross-functional teams
  • Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships

 

Required Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’ s or master’s degree in engineering
  • At least 5 years’ experience in product development or applications engineering in the footwear industry
  • Demonstrated experience in project leadership/project management
  • Demonstrated successful leadership of small, cross-functional teams
  • Proven track record of driving projects to closure within budget and time constraints
  • Proven problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for converting new technologies into products
  • Proven ability to prioritize appropriately
  • Ability to recognize deficiencies in our current
  • Uniform Footwear offerings
  • Ability to travel up to 30%, both domestically and internationally

 

Desirable Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Biomechanics, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience working with customers to define needs
  • Knowledge of/experience with statistical principles and analysis

Interested candidates should contact:

Heidi Flannery, The Art of Work, LLC

heidi.flannery@theartofworkcreates.com

443-567-8678

 

2. Research Fellow and Postdoctoral Researcher positions in computer vision and wearable sensing for bio-motion analysis, Ireland

Post Durations: Up to 3 years

CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Dublin City University

As a result of recent research funding success, the CLARITY centre at DCU seeks both a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Research Fellow to work in the areas of computer vision and wearable sensors for motion capture and reconstruction. CLARITY is an SFI-funded CSET (Centre for Science Engineering and Technology), a research centre that focuses on the intersection between two important research areas – Adaptive Sensing and Information Discovery. It is a partnership between University College Dublin, Dublin City University and the Tyndall National Institute. CLARITY employs over 100 researchers including PhD students, postdoctoral researches and administrative staff, across the three sites and has over 40 ongoing research projects funded by SFI, Enterprise Ireland, Marine Institute, Environmental Protection Agency, EU FP7, European Space Agency, and directly by our industry partners.

The position is funded as part of 3-year EU FP7 project that will investigate low-cost approaches to motion capture and synthesis/reconstruction for traditional sports and games using both computer vision and wearable inertial sensors.

The multidisciplinary project consortium features both academic and industrial partners with world-class expertise in computer vision, graphics, motion capture and multimedia information retrieval, along with high-profile end user partners. Working closely with sport science researchers in the School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University and collaborating with national sporting organizations around Europe, research will target novel forms of motion capture for both elite and non-elite athletes.

The successful candidate should have completed a PhD in computer vision / pattern recognition or wearable inertial sensing or a closely related discipline and have an interest in human motion analysis, video tracking, body sensor networks and information fusion. Candidates’ publication records will be carefully considered as part of the selection process. Candidates will be expected to work closely with other project partners including traveling to partners’ sites to represent DCU’s contribution to the project. Experience in international collaboration and research management would be an advantage.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to his/her Principal Investigator the Research Fellow will:
· Conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator
· Support the PI and research group in the design and development of the research programme
· Substantially contribute to the identification of external funding sources and assist in the writing of grant proposa
· Mentor, assist and supervise postgraduate research students and junior research staff as required
· Assist the PI in the management / co-ordination of key aspects of the research programme (e.g. financial management, reporting, equipment management etc.)
· Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which he/she is engaged to the wider research community with the support and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator
· Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, the School or Research Centre, or the University.
· Engage in teaching and teaching support as assigned by the Head of School under the direction of the Principal Investigator
· Engage with internal and external stakeholders including academic and industry partners/collaborators as appropriate
· Carry out administrative work associated with the programme as necessary

Reporting to his/her Principal Investigator the Postdoctoral Researcher will:
· Conduct a specified programme of research under the supervision and direction of the Principal Investigator
· Assist in identifying and developing future research and funding initiatives
· Engage in the dissemination of the results of the research in which he/she is engaged with the support of and under the supervision of the Principal Investigator
· Supervise and assist undergraduate students working in this area with their research
· Engage in appropriate training and development opportunities as required by the Principal Investigator, the School or Research Centre, or the University.
· Engage in teaching and teaching support as assigned by the Head of School under the direction of the Principal Investigator
· Liaise with both internal and external stakeholders including industry and academic partners/collaborators
· Carry out administrative work associated with the programme of research as necessary

Minimum Criteria:
Applicants for the position of Research Fellow must have a PhD in a relevant discipline. Applicants should have a minimum of 4 years relevant postdoctoral research experience or equivalent at Level 1 of the Research Career Framework. In addition, it is desirable that applicants have experience in the areas mentioned earlier in describing the role for the positions.

Applicants for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher should have a PhD in a relevant discipline. In addition, it is desirable that the candidate has experience in the areas mentioned earlier in describing the role for the positions.

Salary Scale:
EUR 37,750 – EUR 46,255 (Postdoctoral Researcher)
EUR 42,394 – EUR 56,442 (Research Fellow)
Subject to experience and qualifications

Closing Date: 12th November 2012

Informal enquiries:
Candidates are encouraged to contact Prof Noel O’Connor, CLARITY, DCU, Dublin 9 (Noel.OConnor@dcu.ie) for informal discussion before submitting an application

Application forms are available from:

www.dcu.ie/vacancies/APPLICATION_FORM_8pg.doc and from the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 1 700 5149; Fax: +353 1 700 5500 Email:hr.applications@dcu.ie

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About Daniel James

Dan has been working with technology ever since he discovered he had opposable thumbs. Along the way he worked in sports technology, radio physics, glaciology, IT in banking, cognitive psychology and sports science. Before parenthood took over he enjoyed playing classical music, adventure sports and dabbling in martial arts. Today AFK finds him camping and wrestling with his boys.

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