The Stanford University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a Research Technical Manager to provide management and coordination of administrative and operations related functions for the Stanford Injury Prevention and Pitching Performance Lab.
The Stanford Injury Prevention and Pitching Performance Lab aims to be a destination center for throwers of all ages and competition levels. The pitching lab will engage in developing, advancing and applying sciences, engineering and technical research with an emphasis on both optimizing pitching and throwing performance while emphasizing an impact of minimizing the risk of injury in pitchers and throwers of all ages. While the facility will initially be designed to focus on baseball players, it will have the potential to study additional types of overhead throwing athletes, and will leverage Stanford's vast resources in sports medicine and research. The lab will be built on trust, integrity and respect for the individual, and managed in accordance with the highest of ethical standards.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for baseball, understand human biomechanics and research principals/practices, and drive to establish the lab's reputation as a destination for top professional and NCAA-level athletes.
Study and develop performance improvement through the testing of youth, high school and college baseball players.
Study and develop injury prevention and injury recovery through the testing of youth, high school and college baseball players.
Manage the daily operations of the pitching lab, which include the opportunity to recruit and train Stanford Lab staff - Physicians, Pitching Coaches, Hitting Coaches, Performance Coaches, Lab Technicians, Scientists.
Monitor scientific, engineering, and/or technology trends and evaluate emerging technologies to recommend for adoption and implementation.
Communicate operational objectives to constituents (e.g., MLB & NCAA investors, fellows, players, coaches, and engineering collaborators), and ensure compliance with established University administrative policies and procedures.
Create opportunities for Stanford orthopaedic residents and sports medicine fellows, as well as, Stanford University undergraduate and medical students, to conduct research projects and write theses and/or dissertations.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Masters in Engineering or Kinesiology.
Demonstrated experience in human biomechanics.
Passion for baseball.
Signal processing proficiency.
Ability to take concept or mathematical equation and rewrite or make actionable.
Ability to troubleshoot and understand consumer based and research grade equipment.
Collaborate with other sports.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Experience leading or overseeing the work of technical staff.
Understanding of relevant scientific, engineering, or technical disciplines.
Ability to problem solve.
Ability to synthesize and articulate technical and scientific methodologies, specifications, and information.
Experience leading scientific, engineering, or technical research projects or programs.
Knowledge of emerging technologies, trends, methodologies, and resource management principles.
Ability to work and communicate effectively with others.
Strong customer relationship and consensus building skills.
Ability to influence and establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment.
Ability to resolve issues quickly and make decisions that meet university objectives in a collaborative culture.
Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh to ten pounds.
Occasionally sit, use a telephone or write by hand.
Rarely kneel, crawl, climb, twist, bend, stoop, squat, reach or work above shoulders, sort, file paperwork or parts, operate foot and hand controls.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May require extended hours, evenings and weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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