Job Title:  Sport Scientist

FLSA Status:Exempt

Department:  Athletic and Personal Development (APD)

Position Summary:  Delivery of sport science projects and best practices at IMG Academy


Position Responsibilities

Sport Science Delivery & Implementation

  • Support the Head of Sport Science to build a sport science program at IMG Academy that delivers the company’s mission to help athletes realize their potential
  • Under the direction of the Head of Sport Science, lead and deliver sport science projects
  • Conduct projects, make interventions and interpret data in relation to athlete development and communicate findings to athletes, coaches and other support staff
  • Assist in designing training programs to maximize development for athletes training at IMG Academy
  • Monitoring and test athletes
  • Educate and advise athletes and coaches on areas such as heart rate monitoring, recovery techniques, overtraining and acclimatization


Team & Culture

  • Collaborate with sport coaches and APD staff to drive continuous education and program improvement through sport science projects
  • Work with sport coaches and APD to promote the merits of sport science


Data & Technology

  • Support the implementation of an athlete management system that supports the core business activities at IMG Academy and results in a systemized approach to data collection, analysis and implementation
  • Lead data collection and analysis as directed by Head of Department
  • Provide benchmark physiological information to enable long-term athletic development
  • Keep up to date with ongoing research


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Master’s degree or higher in sport science or related area (e.g. exercise physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, sports nutrition, sports medicine, etc.)
  • Minimum of 2 years of sport science applied experience
  • Knowledge of sports science and medicine disciplines and their impact on training and performance of elite athletes.
  • The ability to analyze, organize and communicate data relevant to athlete development
  • The ability to apply scientific ideas and principles to athlete development pathways
  • Experience in conducting scientifically underpinned assessment, monitoring and evaluation procedures.
  • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills with the ability to interface with a variety of audiences
  • Highly organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced organization
  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • A superior work ethic

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of sport, technology and innovation
  • Ability to perform sport science research and apply that research
  • Experience with working with the developing athlete

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Ability to lift, move, push and pull equipment or boxes in excess of 40 pounds
  • Ability to handle outdoor temperatures for a reasonable period of time
  • Ability to move around large campus including gym, turf, fields, etc.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to include nights, weekends and holidays

Background Requirements

  • Requires a background check upon offer
  • Requires a drug check upon offer

EEO Statement:

EOE, Veterans & Disabled

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