Careers

JOB OPENINGS

The Institut national du sport du Québec offers a multidisciplinary workplace that leverages a number of different professional, technical and scientific fields. Within a dynamic, open and constantly evolving context, team members are called upon—like their clientele—to strive for excellence. If you would like to take on a unique professional challenge working with Québec’s top high-performance athletes and coaches, please see the positions we are looking to fill below.

We wish to thank all the candidates for the interest shown in our organization. However, please note that we will communicate only with the candidates selected for the next step. Please do not phone.

Sport physiotherapist | 2018-05-24
Strength and Conditioning Coach / Overseeing of the training room | 2018-05-22
Program Agent « Jouez gagnant! » (temporary position – maternity leave replacement) | 2018-05-11

Interested in joining the INS Québec team but don’t see any job openings that match your experience and expertise?

You can still submit your CV to us, along with an explanation of how you could help us achieve our mission to provide high-performance athletes and coaches with support and an environment to rival the best practices in the world.

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Internships

The sports sciences department regularly accepts interns from a variety of backgrounds. Students who are interested may submit their CV and state their reasons for applying. Applications are considered each semester, based on needs.

Internship offers available

Data collection and programming
Title: Data collection and programming of signal processing to monitor neuromuscular performance in high-performance athletes, particularly using jump tests on force plates

Description:

The candidate will assist in producing utility software to analyze neuromuscular performance in high-performance athletes. Using the literature and knowledge developed at INS Québec, the intern will program kinetic, kinematic and electromyographic data processing solutions. The candidate will work with an integrated team comprised of a sport biomechanist, a strength and conditioning coach and therapist from INS Québec.

Tasks:

–        Program interfaces for collection and processing signals from biomechanical sensors, particularly force plates

–        Develop a feedback process for staff involved

Requirements:

–        Canadian citizen or permanent resident

–        Student enrolled in a M.Sc. or Ph. D.

–        Skilled in various biomechanical measurement technologies (e.g. force plates, accelerometer, motion capture, etc.)

–        Experience in programming for gathering and processing large volumes of data (Matlab, R or equivalent)

–        Experience in signal processing (filtering, integral calculus, cycle detection) and in user interface design (via Matlab, C++ or equivalent)

–        Basic statistical knowledge

–        Knowledge of high-performance sport and biomechanics, an asset

We wish to work with a candidate who has experience with signal processing methods and managing large volumes of data.


Duration: 30 weeks

Hours of work: 14 hrs/week

Hourly rate: $22 (subject to obtaining a grant)

Start date: Immediate

Workplace: 4141 Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue, Montreal, QC  H1V 3N7 (https://goo.gl/maps/7VzH9icu9L62)

Application: Cover letter and CV emploi@insquebec.org

 

 

Literature review: identify methods and key variables for neuromuscular performance
Title: Literature review: identify methods and key variables for neuromuscular performance monitoring in athletes, particularly using jump tests on force plates

Description:

The candidate will assist in highlighting methods to analyze neuromuscular performance in high-performance athletes. Based on the literature and the knowledge developed at INS Québec, the intern shall document state-of-the-art methods and propose measurement solutions applied to the field. These measure should quantify motor strategies and the effects of fatigue on lower limb performance. The candidate will work with an integrated team comprised of sport biomechanists, an exercise physiologist and a strength and conditioning coach from INS Québec.

Tasks:

–        Review sport science literature (mainly biomechanics) on the methods and variables for longitudinal neuromuscular lower limb performance monitoring, particularly after using force plates

–        Report and present the literature review

–        Integrate reviewed research reports into the INS Québec’s resource bank

–        Collaborate with the programmer to create signal collection and processing interfaces

–        Develop a feedback process for staff involved

Requirements:

–        Canadian citizen or permanent resident

–        Student enrolled in a M.Sc. or Ph. D.

–        Skilled in biomechanical measurement technologies

–        Expert in literature search tools

–        Expert in resource management software (e.g. Zotero or Endnote)

–        Basic statistical knowledge

–        Knowledge of high-performance sport and biomechanics, an asset


Duration: 12 weeks

Hours of work: 21 hrs/week

Hourly rate:  $20 (subject to obtaining a grant)

Start date: Immediate

Workplace: 4141 Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue, Montreal, QC  H1V 3N7 (https://goo.gl/maps/7VzH9icu9L62)

Application: Cover letter and CV emploi@insquebec.org

Statistical analysis of high performance group training databases
Title: Statistical analysis of high performance group training databases to identify high-risk injury situations

Description:

The candidate will assist with analyzing training data gathered daily from high performance Canadian athletes who train at INS Québec. The main objective of these analyses is to explore the relationship between the various training or fitness markers and events, such as injuries and chronic pain. This is part of “load monitoring,” which aims to identify situations with a high risk of injury in order to prevent them. The goal of this project is to continue to improve the performance of Canadian athletes while ensuring their health is maintained. The candidate will work with an integrated team comprised of exercise physiologists, sports analysts and senior strength and conditioning coaches.

Tasks:

—Data engineering:

·       Data cleaning and correction

·       Structuring and cross-checking information available

·       Prepare data for modelling

—Statistical modelling

·       Develop calculation engines for various training load indices

·       Compare training load indices and injuries to identify the impacts on each other

·       Calculate risk of injury based on training load

·       Machine learning approach

—Data visualization

·       Develop feedback tools to better account for the impact of training load on injuries

Requirements:

–        Canadian citizen or permanent resident

–        Student enrolled in a M.Sc. or Ph. D.

–        Sound knowledge in statistical modelling, forecasting and machine learning

–        Knowledge of high-performance sport, an asset


Duration: 40 weeks

Hours of work: 14 hrs/week

Hourly rate: $22 (subject to obtaining a grant)

Start date: Immediate

Workplace: 4141 Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue, Montreal, QC  H1V 3N7 (https://goo.gl/maps/7VzH9icu9L62)

Application: Cover letter and CV emploi@insquebec.org

Performance analysis in track and ice sprint in women's hockey
Description:

As sprint speed is a key factor of ice hockey performance, monitoring the training state of high-performance hockey players requires baseline data in straight-line sprint and with change of direction, on both track and ice. The intern will:

  • Analyze the relevant scientific literature;
  • Actively participate in collecting training data from high-performance hockey players (including: sprint performance and change of direction on track and ice, lower limb explosive power);
  • Structure databases;
  • Conduct the appropriate statistical tests.

This work pertains to the monitoring of the training state. It will help enhance the hockey training program. The intern will be accompanied by a team of physical trainers, exercise physiologists, biomechanics and sports analysts.

 

Tasks:

  • Review and report of literature in the field
  • Plan training data collection sessions
  • Collect and manage training data
  • Statistical analysis
  • Research report

 

Requirements:

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Student enrolled in an M.Sc. or Ph. D.
  • Knowledge of strength and conditioning
  • Knowledge of scientific methods
  • Knowledge of statistics
  • Knowledge of high-performance sports, an asset

Duration: 12 weeks

Hours of work: 14 hrs/week

Hourly rate: $20 (subject to obtaining a grant)

Start date: September 2018

Workplace: 4141 Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue, Montreal, QC  H1V 3N7 (https://goo.gl/maps/7VzH9icu9L62)

Application: Cover letter and CV emploi@insquebec.org


Develop a database to monitor performance
Description:

The intern will primarily participate in the creation and management of a database to monitor the performance of high-performance athletes and create a user-friendly environment that provides easy efficient access to data collected from high-performance boxers. The interface must allow users to perform simple or more complex searches that result in a report that makes it easier to consult and interpret metrics. The intern will be mentored by a sports biomechanist and other members of the Institute’ staff, as well as by specialists from the Boxing Canada training group.

Tasks:

  • Develop and manage a database
  • Program a user-friendly interface
  • Create information reports

 

Requirements:

  • Student in the third year of B.Sc. or in M.Sc. In the fields of health sciences, information technology, management or engineering
  • Ability to use various technologies with ease
  • Ability to design and manage databases
  • Programming skills to process big data (SQL, Access, Matlab, R or equivalent)
  • Asset: experience with a business program (Qlikesens, Microsoft Power Bi or other)

Duration: 12 weeks

Hours of work: Minimum of 14 h/week

Compensation: Nil

Start date: Immediate

Workplace: 4141 Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue, Montreal, QC  H1V 3N7 (https://goo.gl/maps/7VzH9icu9L62)

Application: Cover letter and CV emploi@insquebec.org