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Jobs in sport

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.

University of Canberra

University of Canberra and Australian Institute of Sport PhD Opportunity

Research Field: Strength & Conditioning

A unique and exciting research opportunity is available for an academically strong applicant with a passion for strength and conditioning sport science and an ambition to work in elite sport. Overall, the primary aim of the PhD research will be to reveal knowledge as it pertains to unique aspects of Strength and Conditioning that is applicable across multiple Olympic sports. The PhD scholar will be part of the AIS Strength and Conditioning team supporting Australia’s elite athletes.

Highly motivated strength and conditioning coaches or scientists with an Honours or Masters degree, a strong academic record and an interest in muscle physiology and strength training adaptation are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will need to blend academic rigor with emotional intelligence and the ability to work well within small focused teams.

More information, including how to apply can be found here.

Applications close Friday, 31 October 2014

 

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Edith Cowan University and Australian Institute of Sport PhD Opportunity

Research Field: Strength & Conditioning

A unique and exciting research opportunity is available for an academically strong applicant with a passion for strength and conditioning sport science and an ambition to work in elite sport. Overall, the primary aim of the PhD research will be to reveal knowledge as it pertains to unique aspects of Strength and Conditioning that is applicable across multiple Olympic sports. The PhD scholar will be part of the AIS Strength and Conditioning team supporting Australia’s elite athletes.

This joint Edith Cowan University (ECU) Centre for Exercise and Sport Science Research (CESSR) / AIS, Strength and Conditioning research directive is titled: “quantifying accentuated eccentric training load and maximizing the adaptive response”

Highly motivated strength and conditioning coaches or scientists with an Honours or Masters degree, a strong academic record and an interest in muscle physiology and strength training adaptation are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will need to blend academic rigor with emotional intelligence and the ability to work well within small focused teams.

More information, including how to apply is available here.

Applications close Friday, 31 October 2014

University of Canberra

University of Canberra and Australian Institute of Sport PhD Opportunity

Research Field: Sport Science - Muscle Physiology

A unique and exciting research opportunity is available for an academically strong applicant with an interest in strength and conditioning sport science and an ambition to work in elite sport. Furthermore a strong interest and understanding of mathematical investigative constructs and statistics will be highly regarded. Overall, the primary aim of the PhD research will be to reveal knowledge as it pertains to unique aspects of Sports Science, in particular muscle physiology and the concept of neuromuscular training readiness that is applicable across multiple Olympic sports.

This joint University of Canberra (UC) Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Science (RISE) / AIS, Physiology research directive is titled: “understanding and quantifying neuromuscular training readiness: implications for athlete programming and the adaptive response”, and is directly immersed within the AIS culture servicing national and international Australian athletes.

Highly motivated strength and conditioning coaches or scientists with an Honours or Masters degree, a strong academic record, an interest in muscle physiology and strength training adaptation and statistics are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will need to blend academic rigor with emotional intelligence and the ability to work well within small focused teams.

More information, including how to apply is available here.

Applications close Friday, 31 October 2014

 

University of Canberra

University of Canberra and Australian Institute of Sport PhD Opportunity

Research Field: Sport Science - Recovery

The University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) are looking for a highly motivated candidate to undertake a PhD investigating ‘The effect of post-exercise recovery strategies on central fatigue’. The successful applicant will be part of the AIS Physiology discipline based in Canberra, while spending some time at the University of Canberra as needed for research. Your research will focus on furthering our understanding of how post-exercise recovery techniques may be used to reduce central fatigue and will be applied in nature.


You must have a strong academic record with well-developed knowledge and research skills in exercise physiology or another academic field relevant to recovery of elite sports performance. In addition you must be able to demonstrate relevant experience working with athletes, specifically in exercise physiology and recovery, and have a desire and willingness to pursue excellence in elite athlete preparation. The successful applicant will need to blend academic rigor with emotional intelligence and the ability to work well within small focused teams.

More information, including how to apply is available here.

Applications close Sunday, 26 October 2014

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