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Sports Scientist, China


Before the launch of Catapult and its ground breaking technology, monitoring elite athletes was predominantly laboratory-based, relying on participants using gym equipment, which, because these conditions did not mimic that of “in competition” demands, the athletes were not physically exerting themselves in the same way they would during competition.

The development of wearable sensors by CRC meant that this monitoring became more accessible to athletes, and more routinely deployable. Catapult was born out of the AIS and the cooperative research centres bringing together sport and science.

Catapult is now the global leader in athlete analytics, protecting thousands of elite athletes at the intersection of sport science and analytics.

In order to support the rapidly growing client base throughout China, Catapult requires the services of a field-based sports scientist to provide customer education, demonstrations, support and consultancy. They also expect this role to contribute to Catapult’s extensive research and development program and their sports specific advisory team(s).

This role will report to Senior Sports Scientist based in Melbourne, and will work with BD manager in China to assist Pre/Post sales activities. At Catapult, this person will be on the ground floor of a developing team. His/her attitude and character will shape the global brand and will make a difference in the lives of athletes and the Catapult team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Expert knowledge of all Catapult products.
  • Training and interpretation of Catapult data for client use.
  • Provision of product demonstrations to professional sporting clubs and elite sporting institutes.
  • Customer service initiatives, follow-up calls, visits, emails and communication central to creating a great customer experience.
  • General representation of Catapult at international and domestic conferences.
  • On-site training for customers and prospective customers throughout the region.
  • On-going remote support to our growing customer base on Catapult’s entire range of athlete monitoring hardware and software solutions.
  • Based in China, with extensive travel within the region and occasional visits to our Australian headquarters.

Skills & Experience Required

  • A minimum postgraduate qualification in Sports Science.
  • Applied customer support experience within the elite sports arena.
  • An understanding of a range of athlete monitoring technologies and analytical applications.
  • Fluency in Mandarin and English.
  • Have the general IT competency and preparedness for troubleshooting and provision of technical support to our customer base.
  • Proficiency and experience of using technical products within an applied sports science context
  • Effective communication skills and demonstrate highly developed relational and interpersonal skills.
  • A self-motivated and directed individual.
  • The ability to demonstrate a history of working within a team to over achieve planned targets.
  • Ideally have established a network of professional sports contacts within China

Tagged as: China, Sporting Goods, Sports Scientist

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