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2 Research assistants (amanuens): AI pacing assistance for recreational runners, Sports Science – Oct 2021

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Chalmers University of Technology looking for two student research assistants (20% of full time) to take part in an exciting project in collaboration with University of Gothenburg, Sweden – Oct 2021

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General Info

Position: Student research assistants
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: October 18, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Chalmers University of Technology
University of Gothenburg
Chalmers University of Technology (CUT)

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Qualification Details

The position is open for students currently enrolled in studies at university. The position requires you to be physically present in Gothenburg (no remote work). If you are a final year MSc student, it is a merit if you are also willing to do your MSc theis project on this topic.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The student research assistants will work primarily on data analysis on historical results data from Göteborgsvarvet.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: 20210461
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

The application should be marked with Name, Ref 20210461  and be attached as PDF files, as below:

  • CV
  • Personal letter

Other documents (optional):

• Copies of completed education, grades etc. Two references that we can contact should be provided at a possible interview.

About the Project

Every year around 50 000 runners participate in Göteborgsvarvet. Most of these are recreational runners, using the event as a motivation for including regular exercise in their daily life. Many are of course also further driven to improve on their personal record or hit a certain target time. Some might have trained very well and structured before the event, while other just turn up on the day. However, some participants will inevitably end up having an unpleasant experience, sustaining injuries, “hitting the wall” or in extreme cases even collapsing. There might be many reasons for this, but commonly the runner simply gets carried away and opens the race at a higher pace than they can sustain. As a result, the runner will at some point hit the wall, resulting in a significant drop in speed, perhaps having to resort to walking, or worse, having to abandon the race altogether.

Our goal is to develop an AI coach to help recreational runners with their pacing during the race. This will assist them in staying within a manageable pace and finishing the race as a pleasant experience, with less risk of injury or collapse. In the longer term, this work will be part of a larger planned project coordinated by GoCo in collaboration with Göteborgsvarvet and several researchers at Chalmers and Gothenburg University.

About the Employer: Chalmers University of Technology (CUT)

Note or Other details

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

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Contact details

Moa Johansson, Docent, CSE,

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