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Sports Scientist & Data Analyst

Working with athletic organizations and their data to provide performance insights through dynamic dashboards


Sports Scientist & Data Analyst




Job Description: 

The primary focus of this position will be to analyze and interpret client’s data to provide human performance enhancement insights in the form of data visualization in order promote health and improved performance. The Sports Scientist and Data Analyst is responsible for performing data cleansing, data analysis, evaluating key performance metrics/indicators for coaches, trainers, dietitians, other stakeholders, and clients and translating these into a dynamic dashboard visualization. The position may involve direct contact with athletes, coaches, support staff, owners, and other types of customers. The ideal candidate for this position has previous applied sports science knowledge, worked with a variety of sport technology companies, analytics experience, or a strong statistics background, is detailed oriented, and has a diligent work ethic. 

*Please note that Bear Cognition currently does not sponsor any work visas* 

*Position is located in Charleston, SC 

*Covid-19 Policy: All Bear Cognition employees are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination status. 



· Undertake identified high priority sport science projects that address key performance questions on an athlete-specific level. 

· Conduct sport science activities with the objective of supporting human health, wellness, and performance. 

· Collaborate with other team members on sports science applications that inform working practices and provide expert solution to technical priorities and needs that are research based 

· Generate reports and data feedback mechanisms that promote the dissemination of data and performance insights that are easily digestible by clients, coaches, and stakeholders 

· A willingness to entertain new ideas, seize challenges that arise in a positive frame of mind, and an open mindedness to facilitate innovative approaches to sport science. 

· Support the ongoing development of our growing and new product 

· Responsible for products that are accurate, efficient, and well documented. 

· Research and development of latest human performance principals 

· Front line in communicating with coaches and staff 

· Use optimization tools to guide decision-making for teams, coaches, and athletes from all backgrounds 

· Create dashboards and reports that use descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics as well as statistical models 

· Develop APIs with common sport science technology in the market 

· Exceptional communication skills and ability to work with management at every level 

· Develop and maintain analytical reports in Tableau and Excel to monitor key performance metrics/indicators at different levels of details 

· Provides detailed analysis of customer data that can easily be translated into visual representations. 




· Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology Data Science, Statistics, or a related field 

· Experience working with a collegiate or pro team 

· Experience working with data analytics, directly manipulating complex player-data sets, and creating reports with statistical analysis 

· Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations 

· Strong knowledge in load management, injury risk, return to play protocols, 

· APPLIED sports science skills with wearables, force plates, VBT, and more 

· Strong organizational skills with the ability to pivot & multi-task while under pressure and ability to deliver within fixed deadlines 

· Strong analytical skills, user interface design skills, work ethic, critical thinking, problem solving ability, effective communication skills, and overall positive attitude 

· Strong Experience with Data Visualization software such as Tableau, Power BI and Google Data Studio 

· Ability to create advanced formulas and dynamic dashboards 

· Knowledge of relational databases 




· Master’s degree in Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology Data Science, Statistics, or a related field 

· 2+ years of relevant and applied work experience in the athletic/human performance setting 

· Understanding of HIPPA compliance 

· Advanced in Statistical Analysis 

· Strong mathematical knowledge (Queueing Theory, Linear Programming, Game Theory, Probability, Poisson Distributions, etc.) unsure if needed exactly but cool to keep it too 

· CSCS, CPSS, or other appropriate certifications 

· Experience using Python or R for statistical analysis 



We are committed to giving you: 

· A competitive starting base salary 

· Training and Ongoing support 

· Advancement opportunity 

· A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage as well as the opportunity to participate in our 401(k) program 


Bear Cognition is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Bear Cognition strives to make employment decisions on the basis of merit, seeking the most qualified individuals in every job. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or ancestry, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other status protected by law. All employment decisions will be based on valid job requirements or other legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons. Bear Cognition offers reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in the job application and hiring process. If you would like to request such an accommodation, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources for Bear Cognition. 

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