Senior Research Scientist, Labs (18 Month Contract)

Region: Canada

Bundesland: British Columbia

Stadt: Vancouver

Business Unit: Store Support Centre (SSC)

Zeittyp: Full-time

Beschreibung & Anforderungen

Senior Research Scientist, Labs

Who we are
lululemon is an innovative performance apparel company for yoga, running, training, and other athletic pursuits. Setting the bar in technical fabrics and functional design, we create transformational products and experiences that support people in moving, growing, connecting, and being well. We owe our success to our innovative product, emphasis on stores, commitment to our people, and the incredible connections we make in every community we're in. As a company, we focus on creating positive change to build a healthier, thriving future. In particular, that includes creating an equitable, inclusive and growth-focused environment for our people.

About this team
The lululemon labs team is a core contributor to the Product Innovation engine at lululemon. Leading with the Science of Feel, the team supports with human performance and perception testing to drive actionable and effective feedback into mainline and Advanced Concepts products. In our state of the art lab, the Workshop, we go beyond classic research and development methodologies and into the realm of possibility for both body and mind within all of the places that our guests & lululemon choose to play together. We need you to elevate product creation through the very best in testing services and knowledge generation across Product Innovation and the wider business. 

A day in the life
  • To work closely with cross functional partners in product (PD, Design, Fits, Product Education, Advanced Concepts) to understand stakeholder needs and strategically steer our work to optimize impact for within GTM and off calendar projects  
  • You spend time hands on, in the lab, testing real product on real people because this is what we lead for the business and you are the best in the business.
  • Recruit, onboard and manage interns.
  • Facilitate the alignment of key priority future areas of development for the team to continue to lead in the space of research for product innovation, e.g. the evolution of a protocol from one piece of equipment to another. 
  • MSc/PhD preferred or equivalent depth of experience demonstrated in applied research enviornment, e.g. high performance sport. 
  • 5+ years experience in fast-paced corporate environments with athletic products and/or human performance 
  • Experience in mentoring applied researchers and interns.
  • Strength in communication and listening with crossfunctional partners from different expertises, e.g. Design, Development, Fits, Product education, Elite athletes, external research partners.   
  • Based in Vancouver, CA, some travel required 

Must haves
  • Acknowledge the presence of choice in every moment and take personal responsibility for your life.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovate to achieve great results. 
  • Communicate with honesty and kindness and create the space for others to do the same. 
  • Lead with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure. 
  • Foster connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships. 
  • Integrate fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take yourself too seriously.