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The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) delivers a number of programs in partnership with National Sporting Organisations, State Institutes and Academies of Sport, Sate Departments of Sport and Recreation, just to name a few.

There are many opportunities for careers in sport in Australia. This page includes information on current sporting employment opportunities which are not at the ASC.

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Australian Institute of Sport – Department of Sports Medicine - PhD opportunity

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), is seeking a PhD candidate to undertake a PhD research program on “The role of dietary collagen in the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal overuse injuries”.

The AIS contributes to elite athletic performance at a national and international level by providing evidence-based and innovative sports medicine support to Australia’s high performance athletes. The Department seeks applicants with an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent to support a study investigating the role of dietary collagen in the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal overuse injuries. The successful applicant will have the benefit of a supervisory team made up of experts from AIS medicine, nutrition and physical therapies as well University support.

How will it work?

This PhD opportunity will see the successful candidate undertaking a research program targeting the association between dietary collagen intake and injury risk. Furthermore the candidate will study the effect of collagen supplementation and exercise on the structural properties and pain perception within tendons.

The successful applicant will be embedded within the department of Sports Medicine at the AIS, working closely with (para) medical staff on a daily basis. The program will comprise both a comprehensive literature analysis and experimental research that will involve highly novel and innovative imaging modalities. The program will also incorporate development of new pain perception tests and validation of novel ultrasound techniques, as well as evaluation of their value in the prevention and treatment of tendinopathy.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for this opportunity you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen and possess a relevant degree in a field related to the project. You must also be able to demonstrate relevant experience working with athletes, either in (sports) medicine, physiotherapy or physical training techniques. Preferably you should also have an interest in sports nutrition.

This PhD is funded for a scholarship grant that will contribute $5,000 per year towards the stipend of an APA student for a period of three years. Project costs will be covered by an existing grant. The nature of the scholarship will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. Only applicants with an Australian Postgraduate Award are invited to apply.


Dr Stephan Praet (AIS Sports Medicine), Professor Gordon Waddington (AIS Sports Medicine and Physical Therapies), and Professor Louise Burke (AIS Sports Nutrition) as well as an appropriately qualified supervisor from the awarding University.

Enquiries and How to Apply:

Application: Please send your CV and an expression of interest to by Thursday 1 October 2015

Enquiries: Send all enquires to or call (02) 62141111.


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