Biomechanical Engineering Co-op
Do you have what it takes to intern at the best bike company in the world?
Our Spring Co-op provides you an inside look to your potential career path, providing you the opportunity to put your coursework to use in practical applications! You’ll be exposed to the day-to-day tasks and long-term strategies required in your department while creating valuable relationships working alongside experts in the field. Give us your best, and we’ll give it right back. Sound pretty sweet? Then come join us!
A bit about us:
Trek is an awesome place to work! We build only products we love, provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes. When you’re on our team, you’re taken care of, encouraged to learn and grow, and given lots of opportunities to do so.
Trek’s Performance Research Team is seeking an intern looking to hone their skills in a research lab setting by collecting and analyzing data from biomechanical engineering test equipment.
The intern will work in a cross-functional environment, collaborating with product development teams (frames, components, accessories, etc.) to evaluate prototypes from a rider-focused test perspective. The ideal candidate has had coursework or research experience that includes developing test protocols, administering studies working with human subjects, and/or analyzing biomechanical data by way of writing MATLAB scripts.
Our Spring Co-op is a 6-month program, from January - June 2022. This is a paid internship ($15.00/hour), that's right; we're paying you to spend time with us, get some work done, and have some FUN while doing it! This Co-op will take place at our awesome Headquarters, based in Waterloo, Wisconsin.
- Work with Senior Biomechanical Engineer to administer biomechanical engineering-focused studies for the Trek Performance Research team
- Develop new biomechanics protocols based on the needs of various product development teams (frames, components, accessories, etc.)
- Collaborate with product development teams to analyze study data with action-focused conclusions
- Write code to read and analyze raw biomechanical data
- Minimum third-year student pursuing B.S. in one of the following:
- Biomechanical Engineering
- Human Factors Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Science
- Sports Science
- Graduate students and post-grad professionals will be considered
- Proficiency in Excel
- Experience working with human test subjects in a research/coursework setting. This may include test equipment such as EMG, IMUs, Pressure Mapping, etc.
- Working knowledge of MATLAB and/or similar
- Experience with bike fitting
- Excellent written and communication skills
- Prior internship experience
- Experience working at a bike shop
- Sport science and/or bicycling research experience
- Flexible and fun company culture
- Employee discounts on all product
- Ride the trails on lunch break!
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