Principal Researcher, Sensory Explore - Nike Sport Research Lab Behavior and Experience Team
Posted on: January 18, 2023
WHAT YOU BRING
+ I have a Master's degree or higher in sensory science, sensory
neuroscience or related field or combination of relevant education,
experience and training.
+ Experience in creation of a vision and strategy with respect to
implementation of sensory science insights, capabilities and
knowledge to product or service.
+ An understanding of, and experience and comfort with, applying
existing and developing new, innovative technical measurement tools
and approaches (e.g., EEG, fMRI, fNIRS, BP, HRV, quantitative
+ Experience in implementing research agendas, with specific
expertise in the scientific method, including: observation,
formulation of testable hypotheses, experimental design,
statistical methods, data analysis and interpretation of
+ Experience driving impactful research aimed at understanding
product and service levers through an enhanced sensory or
+ Experience leading and mentoring researchers.
+ A proven track record of applying scientific knowledge and
insights to products or services. Willing to jump in and get
"hands-on" with product and prototyping.
+ Creative scientist, with experience or skills for acting as a
catalyst for new product innovation. Open and able to work
effectively with creative and technical product teams across NXT
+ Skilled and experienced in communicating scientific research, and
insights and story telling internally with both scientists,
non-scientists, and externally facing at conferences and with the
+ Bonus: knowledge, experience and comfort in cognitive
neuroscience, or behavior science.
Innovation is oxygen for NIKE, Inc., and the company depends on its
passionate, global workforce to breathe originality and curiosity
into everything they do! The Nike Advanced Innovation team strives
for lighter, faster, bigger, smarter, smaller, more efficient, more
sustainable and more personal! They envision, research, analyze and
invent the next industry-changing technology to advance athletic
performance. In roles that span research, design, materials and
manufacturing, the Advanced Innovation team looks to the future and
focuses on making the seemingly impossible, possible.
The Nike Sport Research Lab (NSRL) is a multidisciplinary team of
researchers, innovators, and scientists who lead with science to
make athletes* measurably better. We deliver validated insights and
innovative capabilities to drive the future of Nike products and
services. As diverse as our athletes* are, our evidence-based
solutions meet the constantly evolving demands of sport and life.
We apply scientific methods and research results to drive new
concepts and platforms across multiple innovation teams.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We're looking for a Principal Researcher, Sensory Explore. This
role leads the implementation of a sensory explore research program
at Nike - defining a vision, strategy, aligning partners, and being
a creative catalyst for new innovation - through a portfolio of
evidence-based research programs in the Nike Sport Research Lab.
Whether for performance, experience, modifying behavior, or
stimulating the senses, your research will aim at understanding the
product and service levers that can provide measurable and palpable
benefits for athletes across gender, sport and geographies.
Our team seeking a candidate who is an applied, creative expert in
the areas of sensory science, sensory-motor neuroscience, or
related field and has the ability to lead a team of scientists and
influence product teams across Nike.
WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON
+ As the Principal Researcher, Sensory Explore, you will build a
vision and strategy for implementation of a sensory explore and
sensory neuroscience research capability at Nike. You will also
build the opportunity landscape, with recommendations for where
Nike should focus.
+ Serve as a driver of a robust portfolio of research sought at
stimulating and influencing the body's sensory system to provide
enhanced experiences and performance with products and services,
with a focus across gender, sport, geographies and abilities. You
act as the Principal Investigator, ensuring that all processes and
procedures are followed (e.g., IRB, Informed consent).
+ A creative catalyst for new product innovation, who will help
guide different innovation teams to creative solutions by apply
scientific knowledge and insights to new products and services.
+ The knowledge-based expert at Nike in the area of neuroscience
and sensory science as it applies to the opportunities for
+ As the Principal Sensory Researcher, you will represent Nike at
external conferences and with media.
+ As a technologist, you will drive the use of and development of
new and creative measurement / technical tools and work
cross-functionally with Nike tech teams.
WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH
+ As an applied expert you will influence creative product teams
across NXT and Nike.
+ You will engage with teams at different points in the spectrum of
concept development, from those looking to understand athlete
sensory science opportunities, to teams that have ideas and
solutions in mind.
+ "Hands-on" with product "solutioning" in collaboration with a
number of teams including innovation, product development, and
+ You will report on and share storytelling of program progress and
impactful insights with a variety of Nike leaders.
+ You will mentor, guide and lead researchers on the team in a
portfolio of work.
+ You will also work with researcher experts in the field and
around the world to help inform and implement your portfolio of
NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified
applicants will receive consideration without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, or
disability. NIKE is committed to working with and providing
reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If,
because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable
accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call
+1 503-671-4156 and let us know the nature of your request, your
location and your contact information.
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