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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

 


Hockey Australia

Personal Excellence Program Adviser - Hockey Australia

  •  High profile sporting organisation
  • Part-time (flexible hours)
  • Perth location

Hockey Australia (HA) in partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is seeking to recruit a Personal Excellence Program Advisor (0.6FTE) to be based in Perth at the HA High Performance Unit. 

This role will drive and support the holistic development and personal excellence of Hockey’s Australia’s Winning Edge athletes, playing an integral role working with the National Men’s and Women’s Head coaches as our teams prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.  

If you believe that you are suitably qualified, please submit your application providing the following:

  • Cover letter of introduction and intent
  • Address the selection criteria, providing examples of understanding and relevant experience
  • Attach a CV with verification of appropriate qualifications, previous work experience and referees

A position description for this role is available here.

Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting the HA High Performance Executive Assistant anne.konrath@hockey.org.au.

Applications should be addressed to the Hockey Australia High Performance Director Tricia Heberle, and may be submitted electronically to anne.konrath@hockey.org.au .

Applications close at 1700 WST on Friday, 7 November 2014


Senior Coordinator - Athlete and Service Performance Planning - NSWIS

This is an exciting new role which would suit an experienced sport scientist or coach wanting to take the next step in their career. The position is responsible for two areas: developing and integrating individual athlete performance planning expertise across NSWIS, and the successful implementation and maintenance of systems for integrated service delivery which will align high performance service staff with coach, athlete performance and sport outcomes.

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, Australia

More information including how to apply is available here.

Applications close Sunday, 9 November 2014


Section Lead - Performance Psychology

This position provides the appropriate candidate the opportunity to stamp their mark on the development and implementation of the Performance Psychology section at NSWIS and have a direct impact on medal outcomes at Rio and beyond. The role comprises both a leadership and provision role of Performance Psychology for sport. Along with the direct provision of individual and team performance psychology services to athletes and coaches, this role will be responsible for fostering sustainability, cohesion and integration of performance psychology providers within NSWIS and across its stakeholder network, working closely with other the High Performance Services.

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, Australia

More information including how to apply is available here.

Applications close Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Senior Provider - Strength & Conditioning

An exciting opportunity has opened up within NSWIS to be part of the Strength & Conditioning team. This position provides the appropriate candidate the opportunity to work with both National and international level athletes in their daily training environment. The role may be working with aquatic sports but will be working with several different sports both Team and individual. The successful candidate will be expected to have an immediate impact on Rio bound athletes.

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

More information and how to apply is available here.

Applications close Sunday 2 November 2014

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