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Perception Researcher I

Become a Part of the NIKE, Inc. Team

NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Nike, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Advanced Innovation, Product Development

Nike, Inc. Product Development is key to making next-level products. The first spark of an idea puts the team in motion, ultimately transforming a designer’s sketch into a commercially viable product. The teams of developers, testers, engineers and designers collaborate on refining each product’s construction, fit and style. Using advancements in technology and sustainable design, the Product Development teams accelerate innovation while reflecting the soul of sport.

Innovation is oxygen for Nike, Inc., and the company depends on its talented, 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 imagine, 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.

As our NIKE Sport Research Lab (NSRL) Researcher I, you will be responsible for executing research projects (both applied and basic research) aimed at delivering performance insights that will lead to technologically innovative footwear, apparel and equipment that are globally relevant. You will participate in the development of new instruments, methods and procedures that will streamline data acquisition. In addition, you will become a resident expert for all of the Sensory Perception research tools used by the Nike Sport Research Lab staff. You will serve as a full time member of the Product Creation Process, interacting with Senior Researchers and Product Innovators in all phases of research to provide a holistic evaluation of innovation concepts. You will demonstrate Nike's commitment to product performance research through attendance at scientific meetings, clinics and conferences, and by communicating research findings and insights to diverse audiences.


  • MSc in Sensory Sciences or related field including Food Sciences, or BSc with 2 years of experience in research
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of Sensory Perception, experimental designs and basic statistical procedures
  • Must have experience performing Sensory Perception research with human subjects (scientific publications highly desired)
  • Good communication and people skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Previous experience with apparel testing is preferred
  • Knowledge of footwear, apparel, and equipment product creation processes is a plus

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

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, veteran status, or disability.

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