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04-20-2009, 09:43 AM
PhD Scholarship - Factors determining leg extension strength,
performance and development in sport.

Applications are invited for a PhD Scholarship to be offered jointly by
the University of Canberra (UC), the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
and the Australian Capital Territory Academy of Sport (ACTAS). The
scholarship will focus on leg extension power profiling to provide
indicative benchmarks for training development within a range of sports.
This will require interaction with both development and elite athletes
within a range of sports. The scholarship provides an exciting
opportunity for a graduate in sports science or human movement to carry
out high quality applied science research.

The successful applicant will be based primarily at the AIS in Canberra
and will have supervisors from UC, AIS and ACTAS. The scholarship
provides a stipend of $24,000 per annum for a period of up to 3.5 years,
subject to satisfactory annual progress.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate well-developed knowledge and
research skills in sports science and human movement. Preference will be
given to applicants who have, or are likely to win, an APA PhD
scholarship. Applications must include a cover letter, brief curriculum
vitae containing your contact details, a copy of your academic
transcript, the names of two professional referees, and a statement on
research interests addressing the Scholarship Holder Requirements.
Applicants will also need to simultaneously apply to the University of
Canberra for a Research Training Scheme (RTS).

Scholarship holder requirements:

* An Honours degree or equivalent or a Masters degree in the
sports science or human movement disciplines or a closely related field.

* Demonstrated ability to conduct research and to apply the
findings in practical settings.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Current holder of a recognised strength and conditioning
qualification and experience within the field is desirable although not
* A short statement outlining your ideas on leg extension power
requirements within sport and factors influencing the differentiation
between development and elite athletes should be submitted alongside
your application.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

Satisfy AIS, ACTAS and University of Canberra PhD supervisors with rate
of progress in the design and conduct of research. Develop and submit
research grant applications, and complete of projects on schedule.
Complete and publish research papers and discipline specific reviews.
Participate in AIS, ACTAS and University of Canberra seminars and
meetings, sometimes as a presenter. Present research outputs at national
and international sports science and coaching conferences. Contribute to
delivery at the strength and conditioning department at the AIS and
ACTAS, and the sports science research community at the University of
Canberra. Demonstrate behaviours and qualities that support the values
of the AIS, ACTAS and the University of Canberra.

Proposed start date: August 2009.

Inquiries: Julian Jones, Phone: 02 6214 1645

Applications: Closing date Friday 30th May 2009.

Applications by e-mail only (single document preferred) to:

Julian Jones
Head of Department

AIS Strength and Conditioning
Australian Institute of Sport

Email: julian.jones@ausport.gov.au

For more information about the associated institutions visit:




Dr Nick Ball
Course Convenor - Masters of Exercise Science

Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics

Faculty of Health
University of Canberra ACT 2601

Phone: +61 (0)2 6201 2419
Fax: +61 (0)2 6201 5605
Email: nick.ball@canberra.edu.au

Location: Room 12C7, Building 12, Kirinari Street, Bruce ACT 2617

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