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Position TitlePerformance Scientist
Short DescriptionIn this role you will have the opportunity to assist with the development and delivery of sport science services in programs and projects to identified QAS supported athletes.
EmployerQueensland Academy of Sport
Work TypeFull Time
Salary$55,000 pa
+ super + benefits
Salary CurrencyAustralian Dollar
LocationBrisbane, QLD, Australia
Detailed Description

Duties of the role:

  1. Assist in the delivery of evidence-based sport science service provision (biomechanics) to identified QAS supported athletes/Sport Programs under the direction of a QAS Performance Scientist and the Director, High Performance.
  2. Contribute to the highest quality assurance standards relating to equipment, equipment maintenance and methods in relation to collecting valid and reliable test data to analyse, interpret and review under the direction of Performance Scientists.
  3. Undertake data entry / data management tasks and prepare scientific reports for use by Performance Scientists.
  4. Assist with the dissemination of information from laboratory / field testing and related research to athletes, coaches and the high performance support team under the direction of Performance Scientists.
  5. Assist on applied research projects, which contribute to the effectiveness of sports science, improve the effectiveness of the coach and athlete in training and competition in accordance to the strategic direction and priorities of the QAS and High Performance Teams.
  6. Work collaboratively as part of a high performance support team / organisation, establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with key internal and/or external stakeholders to assist in the delivery of high quality outcomes.

Key attributes:

  1. Supports strategic direction - You will analyse and interpret information, and will identify potential solutions to benefit elite athletes and coaches.
  2. Achieves results - You will contribute work within agreed priorities and commit to achieving quality outcomes for the benefit of elite athletes and coaches.
  3. Supports productive working relationships - You will develop and maintain positive relationships and work collaboratively as an effective team member.
  4. Displays personal drive and integrity - You will take personal responsibility for the accurate completion of your work and will maintain effective performance levels even in challenging circumstances.
  5. Communicates with influence - You will listen effectively to develop a clear understanding of issues, confidently present information to coaches and negotiate persuasively with stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes for elite athletes.
  6. Understand the needs of clients - You understand and respond to the requirements of elite coaches and athletes, who seek to be internationally competitive.

Mandatory requirements


A degree qualification in sport science or agreed equivalent as determined by the Director-General. Seek advice from the nominated contact officer before applying if equivalency needs to be assessed.

If your qualifcation is from an overseas institution, you will need to attach a certifed copy of the official recognition to your application. 

For more information about obtaining official recognition of your overseas qualification, email

Blue Card

This role provides education, coaching and/or support services to children and young people and therefore will require a Blue Card, unless otherwise exempt.  For further information, please refer to the Blue Card Services, (


To be appointed to a permanent position, you must be an Australian citizen, have permanent residency status or a visa permitting you to work permanently in Australia. For temporary appointments, you must have a visa permitting you to work for the length of the temporary appointment.

Additional factors

During and after ceasing employment with NPSR, all employees have an obligation to actively protect and safeguard confidential, sensitive and proprietary information to prevent the unauthorised disclosure of departmental information.

A discipline check for applicants who are working or have previously worked in the public sector may be undertaken. 

National travel to attend camps and competitions is a requirement of this role. This position may be required to work weekends, or outside ordinary work hours.

Your application will remain current for up to 12 months and you may be contacted regarding other identical or similar vacancies at various locations and for either full-time or part-time employment.

Selection Criteria Essential
Closing Date 5 May 2017
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 This position is suitable for recent graduates and entry level candidates.
Apply to
NameGeorgia Giblin
Phone (work)(07) 3708 7896
Click here to apply for position
How To Apply

How you will be assessed?

You will be assessed on how you meet the “Key attributes” listed in this role description. To ensure that sufficient information is provided to allow an informed assessment to be made, you are required to: 

  1. Submit an application (refer to the “How to Apply” section below);
  2. Provide a response outlining your suitability for the position, with specific examples which address the bullet points listed under Key attributes. Your response should be no more than 2 pages; and
  3. Attach your current resume (of no more than 6 pages) including name and contact details of at least one referee who has knowledge of your work (your current supervisor if possible).

The selection panel will assess your ability to perform the work required of the position based on your response and resume and other selection processes which may include an interview and/or work test.

Referees will be contacted to verify the information you provide and to comment on how well you demonstrate the attributes being sought.

For further information on what to provide in your response and resume refer to Employment - Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing), (

How to apply

Applying online through Smart jobs and careers, ( is the preferred means to submit an application. To do this, access the 'apply online' facility on the Smart jobs and careers website. You will need to create a 'My SmartJob' account before submitting your online application.

By applying online you can track your application through the process, maintain your personal details through registration and withdraw your application if required.

If you experience any technical difficulties when accessing Smart Jobs, please contact 13 QGOV (13 74 68). All calls relating to the status of your application once the job has closed should be directed to the contact officer on the role description.

If you do not have internet access and are unable to submit your application online, please contact the Applications Processing Team on (07) 3021 5450 or (07) 3021 5465, between 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday, to enquire about alternative arrangements. 

Late applications cannot be submitted via Smart jobs and careers, so please allow sufficient time before the closing date to submit your application. If approval has been granted by the selection panel for a late application to be considered, please contact the Applications Processing Team on the numbers provided above to arrange this.

Hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

 Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia
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