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jweissensteiner93
03-25-2009, 02:07 PM
EXCITING PHD OPPORTUNITY

PHD SCHOLARSHIP IN SKILL ACQUISITION IN DIVING

Applications are invited for a joint PhD scholarship being offered by the Australian Sports Commission through its National Talent Identification and Development program (NTID),
Diving Australia and the School of Human Movement Studies at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The scholarship provides an exciting opportunity for graduates
with a relevant Class I or IIa Honours or Masters degree to undertake applied sport science research in diving in close collaboration with sport scientists, high performance coaches and athletes.
The successful applicant will be enrolled and primarily based at QUT in Brisbane. The supervisors for this project are experts in the discipline of Skill Acquisition/Motor Control and will
be appointed from QUT and the AIS. The scholarship will be $25,000 per annum (tax-free) for a period of up to 3.5 years subject to satisfactory annual progress. The research will focus
on refining current information feedback strategies specific to talent development in diving.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate well-developed knowledge and research skills across the disciplines of biomechanics/motor control, skill acquisition/psychology,
and performance analysis. Analytical aptitude and excellent communication and inter-personal skills are also required. Applications including curriculum vitae, the names of three
professional referees and a statement on research interests should be forwarded to Prof. Keith Davids by
COB 30th April, 2009.

It is envisaged that the scholarship will commence mid 2009.

Enquiries and terms of the scholarship can be obtained from
Prof. Keith Davids, Queensland University of Technology, k.davids@qut.edu.au,
phone (07) 3138 8744


Posted by:

Juanita Weissensteiner PhD
Research Coordinator
National Talent Identification and Development
Australian Sports Commission
PO Box 176 Belconnen ACT 2616
Tel: +61 2 6214 1370
Fax: +61 2 6214 7321
Mob: +61 447 290 358
weissensteinerj@ausport.gov.au
ausport.gov.au

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