Sport Scientist

3 weeks ago
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Want to love what you do in an environment that values learning and growth alongside other high performing individuals? If you answered yes, IMG Academy is hiring.


Our unique campus is dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders, champions and influencers.  We believe that each day is an opportunity to achieve dreams and inspire greatness.  As part of the IMG Family, we prepare our student-athletes to succeed, taking on life with confidence and preparedness.  Through our integration of elite academics, athletics and character development, our student-athletes are prepared to rise up to their full potential – whether that’s on the field, in the classroom or in life.

We are seeking curious, caring individuals who align with our core values:

  • Passionate Soul: Love what you do
  • Open Mind: Never stop learning and growing
  • Champions Spirit: Strive for greatness
  • Helpful Heart: Lift up those around you
  • Absolute Integrity: Always do the right thing


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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