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Sports Scientist Intern

De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Job Type

Full-time, Internship



About the Role


📢 Are you a student or young graduate looking to learn and gain experience in sports science in an innovative startup based in the heart of Amsterdam?

Do you want to work in a sports-tech company aiming at helping pro athletes & sports clubs maximize performance, improve recovery, and prevent injuries?

In order to help us with our research & product development initiatives, PULSE is looking for its next Sports Scientist Intern!

📌 Location:

  • Based in Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Office located in Zuidas, inside the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam).

💼 Employment Type:

  • Unpaid internship

  • On-site (with possibility for Hybrid work)

  • Minimum 6 months (we value longer term)

  • Possibility to start as soon as possible.

📚 Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Support the research and development team in creating evidence-based protocols for athlete health & performance monitoring.

  • Assist in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting athlete performance data.

  • Contribute to the development of predictive models and strategies to prevent injuries.

  • Participate in the enhancement of our AI-driven analytics with the latest sports science research findings.

  • Work closely with our interdisciplinary team to integrate sports science principles into our platform's user experience.

📝 Hard Skills Required:

  • Strong foundation in sports science, physiology, psychology and related fields.

  • Familiarity with data collection and analysis in a sports context.

  • Familiarity with health & performance monitoring KPIs (External/Internal Loads, Energy Expenditure, etc.) and Technologies (GPS, Heart Rate, EMG, etc.).

  • Familiarity with Sports Psychology concepts and their implication on physical health & performance.

  • Basic understanding of statistical analysis and research methodologies.

  • Interest in the application of wearables and AI technologies in sports performance and health.

🧑‍🎓 Educational Background:

  • Minimum requirement: Bachelor's obtained in Sports Science, Human Movement Science, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Exercise & Health, or a related field.

  • A higher educational level will be prioritised (e.g., Master's degree), but we recommend all levels to apply

🧠 Soft Skills Required:

  • Strong communication.

  • Willing to learn.

  • Commitment.

  • Autonomy.

  • Creativity.

About the Company

PULSE redefines Athlete Health and Performance Management through advanced software and AI technology. Our solution, based on sports physiology and psychology, monitor Mental Health, Physical Health and Team Environment, providing Athletes and Sports Organizations with personalized recommendations to improve performance, decrease injuries, nurture athlete development and strengthen team dynamics.

Interested or want to know more?
Click on ''Apply Now'' and send your question(s) or motivations!

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