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Sports scientist for MLS club, United States

  • Role: Cientifico Deportivo
  • Level: Professional
  • Salary: To be agreed
  • published 208 days ago


The Sport Scientist utilizes player health and performance data with the goal of supporting player health and safety and improving performance on the field. The Sports Scientist will leverage knowledge within the sports science, data science, and data visualization fields to facilitate conversations, create insights and develop programming for players in the performance, injury prevention, medical, and return to play areas. 


Who You Are: 

We are looking for people that want to hustle big.

Hustle: Having the desire to authentically connect people, willing to always show up for our fans, and having an innate pride in their work.

Big: Devoted to quality in all aspects of the job, not afraid to swing big, and own the result.


Educational Experience: 

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Sports Science or related field.

Preferred: Master’s degree or higher in sports science or a related field.

Knowledge of, and experience in, utilizing sports science technologies (e.g., GPS, Optical Tracking, Internal Load Monitoring), Physiologic Testing, Strength/Power testing equipment, and current Athlete Monitoring System (AMS) platforms. 

Proficiency in Microsoft applications and data visualization platforms. 


Licensure or Certifications: 

Minimum: Certified Performance Sports Scientist (CPSS) certification by NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association)

CPR and AED certification 

HIPAA compliant Course and Health Information Certification.

Preferred: GDPR compliance certification. 

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification by NSCA and/or Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) certification by the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) 


Work Experience: 

Minimum of 3 years of experience in a sports environment, preferably with soccer, at an elite level (collegiate, professional, Olympic). 

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively using a variety of media with diverse audiences. 

Proficiency in Microsoft applications, Data Science Skill sets (collecting, cleaning, filtering, analyzing, visualizing and presenting data), knowledge of current technologies and commitment to remain up to date with industry best practices. 

Preferred: Experience with industry-standard data visualization and management systems 

Job position
Cientifico Deportivo

To be agreed


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