Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

Sports Scientist / Data Analyst

Country

Role Type

USA

Analyst

Posting Date

Nov 23, 2022

Role description


Overview

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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