Rowing Injury Biomechanics PhD Scholarship, NZ
- AUT Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ), New Zealand Academy of Sport & Rowing New Zealand - Rowing Injury Biomechanics PhD Scholarship:
A unique and exciting opportunity has been created for an academically strong applicant, with a passion for sport science and injury biomechanics, and a desire to carry out applied research in elite rowing.
The PhD scholar will be part of the sport science team at the Rowing New Zealand High Performance Centre, Karapiro, supporting the elite rowers by focusing their research on the following priority areas:
Biomechanical predictors of injury
Technical interventions to reduce injury occurrence
The effect of equipment alterations on injury occurrence
"Injury" may refer to one or more of, but not limited to; rib stress fractures, lower back pain, forearm tenosynovitis, and research topics will be finalised based on the specific interest area(s) of the scholarship holder in agreement with the supervisors, and in accordance with AUT regulations.
The research will be supervised by Professor Patria Hume, Dr Jennie Coker and Dr Duncan Reid. The scholarship includes a stipend of NZ $30,000 tax free per year for three years. International PhD tuition fees will be covered and up to $1,500 will be provided for equipment or conference expenses. AUT will provide up to $4,000 for the duration of the PhD studies for research or conference expenses as outlined in the PhD candidates' AUT approved PhD proposal (this is completed with the supervisors once the PhD candidate is confirmed for this scholarship). Contestable grants will be available for travel and research projects.
Applicants must demonstrate well-developed knowledge and a clear interest in injury biomechanics, good numerical skills and a strong understanding of statistical analysis methods. Familiarity with a high performance sport environment, and/or competitive rowing is desirable.
Please refer to the advert and application form at http://www.sprinz.aut.ac.nz/news/all-news/rowing-new-zealand-injury-biomechanics-phd-scholarship for more details.
Applications close 29th April 2011.