2x Sport-Based PhD Scholarships – CYCLING “Olympic Coach Focus”

Posted on November 17, 2009

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Courtesy of the AIS

Two unique and exciting opportunities have been created for academically strong applicants with a passion for sport science research and an ambition to become an Olympic or Professional cycling coach.

Each Industry‐Based PhD Scholarship will combine a scientifically challenging research program (conforming to the academic requirements of a leading Australian University) with coaching science and leadership training relevant to high performance coaching and world class sport science.

The two PhD scholars will be supported by four partner groups; Cycling Australia’s High Performance Program, The Australian Sports Commission’s Sport Coach and Official Section, the AIS Performance Research Centre, and the AIS Elite Performance Section. Applicants must be able to demonstrate well‐developed knowledge and research skills in exercise physiology, general physiology, biology or other academic fields relevant to elite cycling performance. Familiarity with competitive cycling is not a pre‐requisite but a desire and willingness to pursue excellence in elite athlete preparation is required.

Preference will be given to Australian residents who would be competitive applicants for an APA PhD scholarship.

Start date: Early 2010.

Enquiries: Dr. David T. Martin ‐ Phone: 02 6214 1562; david.martin@ausport.gov.au

Applications: Closing date 1st December 2009. Applicants are requested to address the “Job Holder Requirements” listed in the Duty Statement, supply the names of two professional referees, a copy of your academic transcript and a brief CV containing contact details (maximum 2 pages).

Please disseminate this information to anyone you believe would be interested.

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