Biomechanist

Baseball Operations Peoria, Arizona


Description

Job Title:              Biomechanist

Department:         High Performance

Reports to:             Director, Sports Science  

Status:                   Exempt

 

Primary Objective: Responsible for improving athlete performance and augmenting player development using specific tools and principles originating from biomechanics to quantify baseball mechanics.  This role will help drive and support sports science initiatives by collecting and analyzing critical data and creating tools that can help the organization form a better understanding of the role of biomechanics in player development, longitudinal tracking, and performance optimization.

 Essential Functions:

  • Develop and support biomechanical testing and assessments across all player positions and competitive levels.
  • Collect and analyze biomechanics data using both on- field and off-field technologies to support performance initiatives, injury risk assessments, and monitoring initiatives.
  • Participate in the creation of new laboratory tools, methods and procedures that will streamline data acquisition and cross-functional initiatives.
  • Optimize research and lead the data collection process.
  • Facilitate and collaborate on technology validation and testing.
  • Collaborate with various internal teams to create screening and reporting tools that facilitate athlete performance, development, injury prevention, and rehabilitation initiatives.
  • Translate the data collection and testing results into direct and actionable applications across various departments within Baseball Operations.
  • Support and assist in the development of a robust program to investigate athlete insights and authenticate athlete performance benefits.
  • Support other sports science initiatives across the organization.
  • Process biomechanics data and integrate it into internal databases.
  • Will perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master's degree preferred.  
  • Three (3) years of experience in biomechanics, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related field required.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):

  • Strong technical skills and experience with biomechanical equipment and data management along with proficiency in collecting data on human subjects. Including but not limited to: markered and/or markerless motion capture, force plates, inertial sensors, musculoskeletal modeling, camera tracking/AI, and EMG.
  • High level proficiency in taking complex test data and distilling it into useful and meaningful information.
  • A high level of proficiency and experience with coding (R, Matlab, Python, SQL, Labview, or other coding languages).
  • Experience using OpenSim, Visual3D, and other relevant biomechanics software.
  • The ability to effectively present technical information and respond to questions from non-technical groups.
  • Shares and expresses thoughts in a clear and effective manner through verbal and written communication skills. Exhibits effective listening skills and builds positive relationships with all team members, vendors, and guests.  Is diplomatic, tactful and professional in all forms of communication.
  • Understands and supports the team and is quick to volunteer to assist others. Others view most interactions as being positive with a willingness to achieve common goals.  Effective in working with others to cooperatively solve problems.  Workplace behavior is consistently respectful of others.
  • Takes personal responsibility for getting things done in a way that positively and professionally represents the organization.
  • Demonstrates through their actions and interactions with others a commitment to Mariner Purpose, Mission and Values.
  • Competent in required job skills and knowledge. Completes work assignments thoroughly and completely in an accurate, and prompt way. Identifies and corrects errors.  Is careful, alert and accurate, paying attention to details of the job.

Physical Activities and Working Conditions Necessary to Perform Essential Functions:

  • Night, weekend, & holiday work is occasionally required
  • Travel is occasionally required
  • Located in Peoria, AZ