Applications are invited for a joint PhD scholarship being offered by
Cricket Australia (CA), the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the
School of Human Movement Studies at the Queensland University of
Technology (QUT). The scholarship provides an exciting opportunity for
graduates with a sport and exercise science Class I or IIa Honours
degree, or equivalent, to undertake applied sport science research in
cricket.



The project will require close collaboration with sport scientists,
coaches and players. The successful applicant will be based primarily at
the AIS in Canberra, but enrolled as a PhD student at QUT in Brisbane.
It is expected a portion of the candidature will be spent at QUT and the
CA Centre of Excellence in Brisbane. Travel to research sites at various
state cricket associations is also envisaged. Supervisors will be
appointed from QUT and associate supervisors from CA and the AIS. The
scholarship will be $24,000 per annum (tax-free) for a period of up to
3.5 years subject to satisfactory annual progress.



The major focus of the research will be the multi-disciplinary
examination of the acquisition of fast bowling expertise through the
Australian cricket high performance pathway (e.g. adolescent to elite
players). The successful applicant will likely utilise knowledge and
techniques from sports science sub-disciplines such as anthropometry,
biomechanics, physiology, psychology and motor skill acquisition.



Applicants must be able to demonstrate well-developed knowledge and
laboratory and research skills in relevant sub-disciplines of sport and
exercise science. Analytical aptitude and excellent interpersonal and
communication 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, Head of School, School of Human Movement Studies, Queensland
University of Technology, by 20 April 2007.



It is envisaged the scholarship will commence by June 2007. Further
information is available from:



Prof. Keith Davids

Head, School of Human Movement Studies

Queensland University of Technology

PH: +61 7 3138 8744

Email: k.davids@qut.edu.au



or



Dr. Marc Portus

Manager, Sport Science Sport Medicine Unit

Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence

PH: +61 7 3624 8300

Email: mportus@coe.cricket.com.au