Are you passionate about sport?
Here's an opportunity to work alongside a National Olympic Swimming Coach whilst undertaking research to examing force-velocity profiles of elite swimmers.
QUT Sport is seeking recent undergraduate student to undertake an 18-month performance science M.Phil. placement. The successful candidate will become an integral member of the Exercise & Nutrition Science and QUT Sport departments. Based predominantly at the QUT Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses, this industry-based candidate will have a core research base focus around maximisation of sports performance. Applicants will be required to address the selection criteria and be prepared to attend an interview and present a brief proposal of potential research topics.
Start date: ASAP subject to submissions of paperwork and processing time
QUT Sport resides within the Student Engagement & Sport Department under the Division of Administrative Services at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. Student Engagement and Sport has a student centric approach to the holistic and transformative development of QUT students. We foster authentic, vibrant and inclusive communities by empowering student citizenship, creativity and engagement. The QUT Sport department delivers cocurricular programs inclusive of:
- The Elite Athlete Program – supporting 300+ Elite Athletes whilst undertaking academic and elite sporting pursuits
- Club Development Program – inclusive of club and project grant delivery and community engagement
- Events portfolio – planning, delivering and sending teams to intervarsity and National University Championship events
- Esports – the operation of the esports program which supports a large gaming community, semi-performance team and research support
- Netball and Aquatics Programs – the operation of netball, swimming and water polo programs run on campus and with community partners
QUT Sport in collaboration with the Exercise and Nutrition Science School have close working relationships with its internal department stakeholders in addition to National and local community sporting bodies inclusive of the Queensland Academy of Sport, Australian Institute of Sport and Professional Player Network. The implementation of a M.Phil. project will provide the student with a full-time position combining research with sport service support. In adopting this approach, the student will be exposed to high level sports science experience in the areas of physiology, strength and conditioning and performance analysis and the ability to apply learnings and ‘hands on’ experience in real-world sport settings across key QUT sport’s programs.
Duties and responsibilities (QUT Exercise & Nutrition Science):
- Abide by Australian Postgraduate Award conditions associated with QUT.
- Commit to a minimum 20 hr / week working on your research commitments.
- Meet candidature milestones and responsibilities as directed by the University and School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.
- Undertake University and research administration functions primarily connected with the research.
Duties and responsibilities (QUT Sport):
- Work with QUT Sport in Liaison with QUT International in the administrative coordination of the QUT Water Safety Program
- Liaise with swimming coaching provider in regards to the provision of coaching support for QUT's swimming products
- Work with the QUT Sport team to provide administrative support to enable a high standard of delivery within key sports programs
- Supervise and train QUT Sport’s placement (work integrated learning (WIL)) students for Exercise and Nutrition Science students
- Participate in key Elite Athlete Program activities (where appropriate)
- Participate in the promotion of QUT’s Staff and Student Squad Swimming Sessions
- Participate in professional activities and contribute to the production of sport’s reports and documentation that pertains to the activities being undertaken
- Participate in the training and competition activities of QUT Sport representative athletes (where appropriate)
- Tertiary qualifications
- completed bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in a relevant discipline, with a minimum grade point average of 5 (on a 7 point scale) and relevant professional or research experience OR
- completed bachelor honours degree (AQF Level 8) in a relevant discipline.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of sport physiology, performance and sports technology
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of strength training principles
- Qualifications/certifications in strength and conditioning
- Demonstrated ability to work autonomously
- Well-developed organisational and time management skills
- Well developed computer and writing skills
- Current drivers’ licence
- Currently possess a Swim Australia teaching qualification, Aust swim qualification or similar
- Currently possesses (or able to obtain) a current a Working With Children Check (Blue Card / WWCC)
- Currently possesses (or able to obtain) a current First Aid/CPR certificate