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Nike Sports Research Lab Researcher

Nike Sports Research Lab Researcher

Portland | Oregon | United States

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Advanced Innovation, Product Development

Nike, Inc. Product Development is key to making next-level products. The first spark of an idea puts the team in motion, ultimately transforming a designer's sketch into a commercially viable product. The teams of developers, testers, engineers and designers collaborate on refining each product's construction, fit and style. Using advancements in technology and sustainable design, the Product Development teams accelerate innovation while reflecting the soul of sport.

Innovation is oxygen for Nike, Inc., and the company depends on its talented, global workforce to breathe originality and curiosity into everything they do. The Nike Advanced Innovation team strives for lighter, faster, bigger, smarter, smaller, more efficient, more sustainable and more personal. They imagine, research, analyze and invent the next industry-changing technology to advance athletic performance. In roles that span research, design, materials and manufacturing, the Advanced Innovation team looks to the future and focuses on making the seemingly impossible, possible.
Description

As a Researcher in the Nike Sport Research Lab (NSRL), you will be responsible for executing applied and basic research aimed at delivering validated performance insights that will lead to technologically innovative apparel. You will serve as a full time member of the Product Creation Process, interacting with Principal / Senior Researchers and Product Innovators in all phases of research to provide a holistic evaluation of innovation concepts. In addition, you will become a resident authority for all of the physiological research tools used by the NSRL staff. You will participate in the development of new tools, methods, and procedures that will streamline data acquisition. Finally, you will demonstrate Nike's commitment to product performance research by communicating research findings and insights to diverse audiences and attending scientific conferences.

This Researcher position is part of the Applied Apparel Research Team (within the NSRL), whose mission is to drive apparel innovation through knowledge and insights gained by scientifically understanding athletes and their environment. This position will primarily focus on athletic apparel created for use in thermally challenging environments and during recovery.

The Researcher position will excel in all aspects of the R&D process, including literature review/topical summary, study design and execution, data interpretation and summary, expert opinion/analysis for Nike groups external to the Lab, developing external partnerships, continued scientific development, and scientific analysis of product claims.


Qualifications
  • Graduate education (Master's degree) in exercise physiology, kinesiology, exercise science, ergonomics, or a related field
  • Proficiency in all aspects of the scientific process (study conception, study logistics, protocol development, data collection, statistical analyses, and scientific communication)
  • Proficiency in computer programming (e.g. Matlab, R, or Python)
  • Experience with relevant scientific tools (e.g. environmental chambers, body temperature measurement, hydration indices, ergometers, ultrasound, perception indices)
  • Previous experience managing multiple projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Statistical or thermoregulatory modeling experience is helpful
  • Apparel or product research experience is helpful
  • Experience with thermoregulatory and/or recovery research is helpful
  • Experience operating a thermal manikin is a plus
  • Field research experience is a plus


NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

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