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The Sports Scientist / Data Analyst will work directly with the first team and be the primary lead in data collection and analysis. To be successful, candidates will show a passion in progressive thinking using soccer and performance data analysis, demonstrate a desire to research in health & performance science to find competitive edges and be an excellent communicator to key stakeholders across the club including the Head Coach, Head of Sports Science & Medicine, Director of Analytics, and GM. In collaboration with others in the Performance Department, individuals will play a key role in monitoring player health and performance needs of athletes at the club.

Responsibilities

  • Manage collection, analysis, and reporting of performance data sets, including but not limited to readiness to train, wellness, training, fatigue monitoring, physical performance and match performance data.

  • Optimize player performance through the use of data analysis by facilitating informed and educated decision making with key medical, performance, and coaching stakeholders.

  • Deliver insight and findings to key stakeholders within the performance department and coaching staff related to data analysis.

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders about innovative and progressive findings in the field of health and performance science.

  • Ideate strategies to increase physical key performance indicators and decrease injury risk.

  • Manage integration of current analytical tools into a central data management system.

  • Regularly research and present scientific factors that influence player performance and injury risk.

  • Experiment with our datasets to find new relationships between physical data and performance on field.

  • Develop new models/dashboards/reports to analyze physical health of the players throughout the course of the season.

  • Manage the department of Fellow Data Analyst staff for the first team, second team and academy – ensuring the leadership, alignment and flow of all sports science data.

  • Ability to integrate and cover other aspects within the Performance Department – i.e. fitness and strength sessions.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Sports Science & Medicine or Director of Analytics.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Data Analytics, or related fields, required.

  • Master’s Degree in related field, or working towards, preferred.

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification by the NSCA, or equivalent by UKSCA, preferred.

  • Passion for Sports and Data Analysis, soccer experience, preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in collecting and analyzing large data sets.

  • Competency with programs such as Excel and Tableau.

  • Experience with performance systems preferred (StatSports, Vald, Oura).

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and experience working in collaborative environment.

  • Must be willing to travel for business – weekend work and travel is necessary.

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