SPARC and University of Otago PhD Scholarship
One 3-year PhD scholarship ($25,000 p.a.) is available in 2010 to research
acute and adaptive processes of fitness development caused by isolated
Aim of research:
Broad: Identify the roles of delineated training-related stressors
Specific: Determine dose-versus-response relations of a specific stressor
(preferably heat) in driving relevant fitness adaptations, with a view to
helping optimise its loading.
Location: School of Physical Education, Division of Sciences, University of
Otago, New Zealand.
Term: 3 years, preferably beginning in 2010. Retaining the scholarship will
depend on satisfactory progress, as determined by annual review by SPARC and
University of Otago representatives.
Value of Scholarship:
* NZ$25,000 p.a. stipend, plus waiver of academic fees, for 3
* $1500 conference travel.
Supervisors: Primary supervisor: Dr Jim Cotter. Two additional
Supervisors will be confirmed from within the University, and one Research
Advisor from the New Zealand Academy of Sport.
Enquiries: Dr Jim Cotter (jim.cotter@...
Applications due: Friday 29th January 2010.
* A conferred research degree (preferably Master's thesis).
* Experience in exercise or environmental stress testing.
* Strong physiology knowledge in exercise and heat, hypoxia or
* Grade Point Average of at least 7 (A-).
* Excellent spoken and written English skills.
* Research skills in heat, hypoxia or oxidative stress would be an
* Cover letter to briefly address the selection criteria above.
* CV, including tertiary academic record or transcripts.
* Two academic referee reports.
Address for applications:
The Postgraduate Scholarships Administrator
Doctoral and Scholarships Office
University of Otago
Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand.
(enquiries can be directed to: scholarships@...
* Short-listed applicants interviewed by phone after review of
application documents by selection committee. The committee will consist of
three academic staff members of University of Otago and one staff member of
the SPARC High Performance Programme.
Jim Cotter, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Exercise & Environmental Physiology
School of Physical Education, University of Otago
PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
Phone: +64-3-479-9109; Email: jim.cotter@...