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Assistant Physiology Lab Technician

NSW Institute of Sport

  • Sydney Olympic Park New South Wales Australia
  • Full Time
  • $60,000 to $70,000 pa
Closing 18 Nov 2018
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NSWIS is offering an exciting opportunity to join our world class Physiology and Performance Support team.  We are looking for a passionate, innovative and driven assistant physiologist to provide ‘world class’ technical expertise, services and support to targeted sport programs and fee for service requests.  Responsible for maintaining laboratory facilities, equipment and related documentation in accordance with the National Sports Science Quality Assurance (NSSQA) accreditation guidelines across all relevant disciplines, with a primary responsibility to support Physiology & Nutrition.   

The primary purpose of the role is:

  • Under the direction of the Head of Physiology & Nutrition, you will assist in the delivery of physiology services to targeted sport programs and/or fee for service (FFS) requests, with the capacity and knowledge to assist across Sport Science disciplines (i.e. Biomechanics, Strength & Conditioning)
  • Assist the Head of Physiology & Nutrition to manage the calibration, maintenance, replacement and quality control of facilities and equipment in accordance with the laboratory health and safety procedures outlined by the National Sports Science Quality Assurance Program (NSSQA) and/or relevant industry standards
  • Coordinate and maintain the operations of NSWIS Laboratories, Environment Chamber, Training Centre, and relevant equipment by staff and external providers (FFS), providing inductions, training and education relevant to NSWIS policies and procedures
  • Support and/or establish, implement and maintain quality laboratory and field testing data capture, analysis and reporting processes within NSWIS facilities and partnered daily training environments (DTEs) to ensure data collected is accurate and consistent across the NIN network while remaining compliant with the National Sports Science Quality Assurance program (NSSQA) accreditation scheme
  • Conduct validation studies on new pieces of equipment, quantify errors of measurement for existing laboratory/field testing equipment/protocols and maintain reliability data for existing equipment/protocols
  • Assist project work or applied research that are physiology/nutrition focused which result in evidence-based decision making
  • Develop an annual maintenance, repair, replacement and consumables schedule for all performance support disciplines, in collaboration with Head of Discipline positions

Essential Requirements

Employer and Other Details

The NSW Institute of Sport exists to support Australian athletes to become world’s best through specialists’ services, and access to leading edge coaches and sports technology. We are a nationally focused high performance centre and Olympic and Paralympic training facility based at Sydney Olympic Park, reaching all regions of NSW. In partnership with the national high performance sport system and national and state sporting bodies we enable, impact and support targeted athletes, coaches and performance support staff to prepare for international competition. Performance is at the centre of all that we do and our people are our greatest performance advantage.

To apply for the role, you will need to address, in a covering letter of not more than 3 pages, the following selection criteria:

  • 1+ years’ experience in the provision and application of physiology services to high performance athletes
  • Experience across different sports and/or levels of the high-performance athlete pathway
  • Proven ability to translate data into meaningful information and effectively disseminate/communicate data to athletes and coaches to improve performance
  • Experience in operating and managing quality control and quality assurance programs of relevant laboratory standards (NSSQA desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work in a multi-disciplinary environment with high performance teams including coaches and athletes
  • Experience working in Performance Support (i.e. Physiology, Movement Science, etc.) laboratories and field settings (desirable)
  • Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of MS Office, sport science programs (i.e. Visual Coaching Pro, Training Peaks, SmartaBase, etc. desirable) and other sports specific computer programs
  • Undergraduate degree in Exercise, Health, Movement and/or Sport Science (Honours or Masters desirable)
  • ISAK Level 1 anthropometry (desirable)
  • ESSA Level 1 Sport Science (desirable)
  • ASCA Level 1 (desirable)

The Role Description details all the experience, knowledge, competencies and attributes required of the successful candidate (visit the NSWIS website at www.nswis.com.au ). Although the initial screening will assess applicants against the above selection criteria, the selection process will evaluate candidates against all areas of the Success Profile.

This is a full-time position, attracting a salary of $64,684 - $68,996 plus 9.5% superannuation. The contract period for this role is up to 31 December 2020 in line with the Olympic cycle. This is an identified position requiring a Working with Children Check.

If you would like to enquire about the role contact Dale Chapman, Head of Physiology & Nutrition, NSWIS at dale.chapman@nswis.com.au

Apply for this role

If you believe that you have the required experience and knowledge please send a cover letter, maximum 3 pages, which specifically addresses the above selection criteria with your current resume to recruitment@nswis.com.au by midnight, Sunday 18 th November 2018.

Only those applications which address the criteria in a Cover Letter will be considered by the Selection Panel.

It is expected Interviews will be held on Monday 26 th November 2018 at NSWIS; applicants should ensure their availability on this date.

Dale Chapman

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Assistant Physiology Lab Technician NSW Institute of Sport

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