//Researcher in Sport Science – Performance technology

Researcher in Sport Science – Performance technology

16 October 2020

We are looking to recruit a researcher in the area of applied sports performance with emphasis on technology in biomechanics and physiology. This is a 2-year position that will primarily involve working on the SINTEC EU Horizon 2020 project (www.SINTEC-project.eu). The research will focus on testing newly developed sensor technology and testing elite and recreational athletes in different environments targeting to monitor their performance- and health-related parameters.

Key Requirements:

  • An MSc and/or PhD in one of the following fields: sports sciences, sports engineering or physics/mathematics/computer sciences with proficiency in sport or sport-related projects
  • Knowledge in biomechanics and physiology
  • Basic knowledge in Matlab
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • The capacity to work in an international team (project consortium) and to work independently

 Additional experience: 

  • Experience in performing indoors and outdoors testing
  • Experience in sensor development

Terms of employment: Temporary position for 2 years with initial probation period.

Location of occupation: Östersund

Some work will be placed in Ljubljana, Slovenia with occasional travels within the EU depending on the needs of the work.

First day of employment: According to agreement

Salary: Individual basis

Further information is available from the professor. Matej Supej, matej.supej@miun.se,  Matej.Supej@fsp.uni-lj.si, +386 (0)68 161 271, and the Head of Department Sture Espwall, sture.espwall@miun.se, +46 (0)10-142 7993,

The application documents should include a letter of interest (maximum of one A4 page, arial font size 11, single-spaced), a two-page Curriculum vitae with a description of your education, research merits, sports involvement, potential experience working in the industry.

Please submit your application through our recruitment system no later than 2020-11-15.

Mid Sweden University works actively for equal opportunities and strives to embrace the qualities that diversity and equality bring to the organization.

  • Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Contract type: Full time
  • First day of employment: According to agreement
  • Salary: Individual basis
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Working hours: 100%
  • City: Östersund
  • County: Jämtlands län
  • Country: Sweden
  • Reference number: MIUN 2020/2219
  • Union representative
    1. Per Bergman, Fackförbundet ST, 010-142 83 71
    2. Gertrud Olauzon, Saco, 010-142 83 58
  • Published: 2020-10-15
  • Last application date: 2020-11-15

Mid Sweden University is a place where people meet, find inspiration and think innovatively. Our campuses are situated in Sundsvall and Östersund, and we offer a wide range of courses and education, both on-campus and distance education. Our good relations with society ensure well-supported research and education, not least in the region.

Faculty of Human Sciences:

The Department of Health Sciences is situated at Campus Sundsvall and Campus Östersund. It offers courses, programmes and research in the fields of Public Health Science, Sports Science and Rehabilitation Science.

Description of the SWSRC: The Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre was established in 2007 within Mid Sweden University, on the Östersund campus. The SWSRC carries out research primarily on winter sports at both national and international levels and has a strong focus on interdisciplinary monitoring of the physiological responses, biomechanics and performance of athletes. The SWSRC is the Olympic test centre for winter sports in Sweden and researches in close collaboration with individuals participating in both elite and recreational sports. As part of the Department of Health Sciences at Mid Sweden University, the SWSRC has strong, extensive and well-established interactions with the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in sports science.

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