The Luxembourg Institute for High Performance in Sports (LIHPS) recruits the Sports Scientist with a specialisation in biomechanics ( full time permanent contract )


Main tasks:

  • Cover all biomechanical topics in the day-to-day operations of the LIHPS, including testing and advising on best practices based on scientific principles to maximise sports performance

  • Provide support and advice to athletes and coaches on sports science topics, particularly in combat and racquet sports

  • Coordinate LIHPS support activities for the above-mentioned sports categories

  • Provide biomechanical expertise in the areas of strength & conditioning, return to sport and injury prevention
  • Reinforce the teams involved in testing and evaluating the individual abilities of the athletes to improve performance and individualise training and prevention programmes
  • Work as an integral member of a team of dedicated LIHPS experts in all relevant areas of high performance sport

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in sports science with a specialisation in biomechanics or a similar field related to high performance sports
  • 5 years of professional experience in high performance sports, preferably in sports biomechanics or a similar field
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in collecting and analysing in-lab and field-based biomechanical data (e.g., motion capture, force plates, IMU, EMG, etc.) of elite athletes
  • Advanced programming skills (Matlab or similar) for the analysis of biomechanical data
  • Continued professional development in a sport and exercise science related field
  • Knowledge and experience in the above-mentioned sports categories is an advantage
  • Certification as a sports coach is an advantage
  • Fluency in English and French or German is required, Luxembourgish is an advantage
  • Flexibility and excellent communication skills

    Interested candidates are requested to send their applications with CV, cover letter and copies of certificates and diplomas by 24 June 2022 to:

    Luxembourg Institute for High Performance in Sports

    M. Alwin de Prins
    3, route d'Arlon
    L-8009 Strassen