CSIO – Sport Science Apprentice

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Service Delivery
• Foster effective working relationships with sport coaches to understand coaching philosophy and sport program goals
• Plan, deliver and evaluate the provision of physiology and strength training services to identified athletes
• Support decentralized athletes with programming and consultations
• Support coaches in the periodization and planning of their daily training environment
• Leverage a strong understanding of sport science disciplines to determine how to best improve athlete performance
• Coach athletes in one on one or small group scenarios to teach proper lifting techniques, to ensure maximum adaptations and a safe environment
• Implement thorough monitoring, tracking, and testing process to ensure that athletes are making the desired progress
• Evaluate current research to broaden knowledge of the sport as well as general knowledge of trends and findings in the discipline
• Conduct and collaborate in research and innovation projects when required
• Supervise open training hours at CSIO headquarters located within the Toronto Pan Am Aquatic Center (TPASC)
• Attend and contribute to sport specific Integrated Support Team (IST) meetings
• Consult and refer specific athlete issues to relevant practitioners within the IST
• Maintain an accurate record of work conducted
• Adhere to any professional codes of conduct appropriate to your profession or other codes of conduct that might be deemed applicable to sports science and sports medicine practitioners in general

Physical Testing
• Assist the Lab Coordinator with equipment calibration procedures and quality assurance of equipment and ensure electronic records are kept up to date
• Assist the Lab Coordinator with developing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures of field tests and equipment
• Assist Performance Services staff with preparing and conducting performance testing within the Sport Lab and in the field
• Support in the management of performance data and ensure such is secure and accessible
• Provide comprehensive feedback (verbal, dashboards, presentations, publications, reports) of results and interpretation for practitioners, athletes and coaches
• Support targeted research and innovation projects

Mentorship and Development
• Support sport science practitioners with data collection, processing, analysis, and reporting in the daily training environment and remotely
• Actively participate in CSIO professional development programs and processes
• Present at workshops, lectures and seminars as required
• Work with mentors to identify technical gaps and actively engage in skill development in all sport science disciplines (physiology, strength training, biomechanics, data science)
• Maintain a proactive approach to personal professional development
• Demonstrate an understanding and respect of all sport science and medicine service areas
• Adhere to professional codes of conduct
• Maintain an accurate record of work conducted
• Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested


Required Experience, Qualifications and Skills
• Advanced degree (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in physiology, kinesiology, sport science, or related field
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a performance sport environment
• National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification or ability to obtain in first 3 months
• Certification as an exercise physiologist (CSEP-CEP or equivalent) or able to obtain in first 3 months
• Strong understanding of physiological and mechanical principles related to sport performance
• Demonstrated success in applying scientific principles for performance enhancement
• Strong coaching and communication skills
• Experience with database software and basic data management procedures
• Able to perform metric, tool and protocol validation
• Able to think critically about data sources, calculations and interpretations
• Able to interpret and communicate data collection, analysis and results
• Eligible to work in Canada

Desired Experience, Qualifications and Skills
• Trained in phlebotomy
• Defined programming abilities in one or more of the following languages (R, Python, Julia, Labview, Matlab)
• Understand and perform descriptive, and inferential statistics
• Familiarity with sport performance laboratory will be considered an asset
• Background as a high performance coach or athlete is an asset
• Experience working with youth athletes (12-18 years) in an asset
• Knowledge of the Canadian Sport System is an asset
Position Attributes and Behaviors
• Tackle both mundane and challenging tasks with eagerness
• Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of independence and initiative
• Good team building skills and the ability to be flexible and adjust to changing priorities
• Service and results orientated with the ability to balance sport needs and goals with those of CSIO
• Personal credibility, honesty, integrity, and ability to handle pressure and stress appropriately
• Excellent organizational and planning skills

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter (in one PDF document) to:
Search Committee,
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
E-mail: careers@csiontario.ca

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