Full-Time

Run Performance Research Scientist II

Brooks Running

Brooks Running

1,001-5,000 employees

Running shoes and apparel

Consumer Goods

Mid, Senior

Seattle, WA, USA

Requirements
  • Ph.D. with a background in biomechanics, kinesiology, engineering and/or exercise science or equivalent analytical field and 1+ years of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of education, experience and training (e.g. Masters and 3+ years or Bachelors and 5+ years)
  • Expert knowledge of anatomy, physiology, running biomechanics, running performance and injury prevention
  • Expert knowledge of experimental design, analysis techniques and statistical methods
  • Significant experience with coding languages (MATLAB, Python, etc.)
  • Significant experience with data visualization tools such as Tableau
  • Proven experience leading research projects related to performance athletic product
  • Understanding of running shoe design features and components and how they influence biomechanics, fit, feel and ride required
  • Advanced experience working with human subject data collection (3D motion capture, kinematic and kinetic models, EMG, plantar pressure systems, V02 max) required
  • Proven ability to lead and influence in a collaborative, cross-functional group to meet strategic objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to develop highly productive relationships with individuals and teams that are made up of diverse disciplines and cultural backgrounds resulting in effective working relationships across the company
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an advanced ability to communicate a point of view concisely and functional expertise within project teams and to external stakeholders
  • Keen attention to detail. Time management skills with the ability to plan, organize and execute tasks with short timelines
  • Demonstrated ability to develop highly productive relationships with individuals and teams that are made up of diverse disciplines and cultural backgrounds resulting in effective working relationships across the company
  • Lead with an independent work ethic and demonstrate the ability to know when to reach out for support
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Curious and open minded - be open to a challenge and always looking to improve our products and processes
  • Demonstration of innovation and initiative - always looking at improving our products and processes while also displaying a willingness to dive into the details and help wherever necessary
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to plan, organize and execute tasks with short timelines are a must
  • A positive attitude that embraces and lives the Brooks values!
Responsibilities
  • Lead human performance research projects for multiple products and concepts throughout the creation process, from first prototype through commercialization
  • Lead human performance research projects with external academic collaborators, innovating for the runner. Partner with our academic collaborators to further advance your understanding of biomechanics and human movement, enabling creative problem solving and identification of innovative product solutions that maximize the run performance
  • Display an in-depth understanding of study design with the ability to modify the testing procedure in order to advance and achieve new data collection, visualization, and analysis techniques that improve the overall performance of the product
  • Conduct research projects that relate to human performance. Use these learnings to identify product and service opportunities for the runner that will maximize running performance
  • Own and advance data analysis for human performance research. Using your advanced experience with data analytic tools, identify and implement innovative, efficient, and visually impactful methods to analyze the influence of product on human performance data (kinematics, kinetics, muscle activity, physiology, etc.)
  • Effectively translate human performance testing results into articulate, persuasive, and actionable guidance for product improvement to ensure human performance needs are met or exceeded. Presentations will be given to a cross functional team with a variety of backgrounds, including senior level leadership
  • Own conclusion regarding the influence of product on human performance. Using your advanced knowledge of product construction and its influence on human performance metrics, identify solutions for any potential concerns with the product. Provide your human performance go, no go conclusions with product teams
  • Ensure on time delivery of conclusions regarding human performance research projects or product evaluations in accordance with critical calendar deadlines to enable on-time delivery of product to the market and transfer of innovation technology to inline product teams
  • Initiate and lead meetings with product creation teams (Development, Product Line Management, Merchandising, Design, Engineering and Color) during various phases of the product development process to discuss research findings related to human movement, how they impact current and future iterations of a product, and key upcoming calendar dates for future iterations of product
  • May manage up to 1 direct report, instilling in them the ability translate research findings and concepts into tangible and actionable product suggestions
  • Ability to independently answer the “why” behind suggested product changes
  • Understands the Brooks point of view as it relates to the product line and ability to not only identify but also solve problems
  • Ensure participant recruitment aligns with product objectives using your advanced knowledge of human movement, anatomy, and physiology
  • Lead and manage research projects that relate to human performance, independent of product. Using your advanced knowledge in human movement, biomechanics, anatomy, and physiology, design studies that will quantify human movement, in the lab and on the road with the runner. Use these learnings to identify product and service opportunities for the runner that will maximize running performance
  • Keep abreast of market trends with competitor product and how it relates to human movement and biomechanics. Use your connections with other communities (academics, running, health care, coaching) to keep a pulse on what the runner wants and needs
  • Other responsibilities as required
Desired Qualifications
  • - in addition to base pay, Brooks employees may also be offered an annual based on company performance

Brooks Running's goals are simple: everyone who wants to run feels welcome to run, and everyone who runs has a place to do it. They're working toward meaningful change the same way we run — by tapping into the limitless positivity of the run and then putting one foot in front of the other.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Seattle, Washington

Founded

1914

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

1%

1 year growth

9%

2 year growth

22%

Benefits

Comprehensive medical and dental coverage

PPO and high deductible health plan options

Life insurance

401(k) with company match

Generous paid time off

10 paid holidays + your birthday

Parental leave

INACTIVE