Career With Us
If you are a highly motivated, engaging and enthusiastic individual with an understanding of the needs of elite student-athletes and if you want to work and excel in a challenging environment, we invite you to join us. You should forward a detailed CV with a recent photograph, stating your academic/professional qualifications, working experience and current and expected salaries to email@example.com.
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SENIOR SPORT PHYSIOLOGIST/SPORT PHYSIOLOGIST
You will support coaches in designing programmes and interventions to enhance the physiological preparation, development and recovery of youth-athletes through conducting needs assessments with coaches; monitoring of the youth-athletes’ fitness and conditioning; interpreting and reporting test results in a timely manner. You will design and implement talent development programmes; design, create and validate assessments that will enhance further the value of monitoring of youth-athletes’ physical conditioning and sporting performance. You will also lead in the conducting and application of sport science research.
- A Post-graduate Qualification (a PhD in Sport Science or Physiology or MSc [research]) in a similar field of study in Exercise Science, Sports Science, Physiology or related subject.
- At least 2-5 years of working experience in a talent development environment with young athletes
- Experience in high-performance sport or sport science support provision and have worked with a variety of sports, including team and individual sports
- Has membership with relevant professional bodies e.g. Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, etc
- Good knowledge of statistical methods and is experienced in analysing, reporting and providing insights from athlete data
- Experience in data mining, predictive statistical modelling and machine learning techniques is desirable
- Ability to demonstrate an emerging track record in research
- A good team player and possess good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST
Based within the National Youth Sport Institute and reporting directly to the Head of Strength and Conditioning, you will be part of a dynamic team of professionals responsible for the planning and delivering Strength and Conditioning (S&C) related support. You are expected to have a strong background in the application of progressive, evidence based S&C programming for youth athletes. Applicants are expected to apply sound, evidence-based principles to training interventions, perform collaborative research work and possess a sound understanding of other realms in sports science including sport physiology, performance analysis and physiotherapy. The successful applicant will work synergistically with relevant partners and professionals in the sport fraternity to raise the standard of national youth performance and competitiveness in the international sports arena.
- Degree in Sports Science, Human Movement Studies or related field
- At least 2 years of experience working in a talent development environment
- Recognized strength and conditioning coaching accreditation e.g. ASCA, NSCA, UKSCA or equivalent
- Basic level of research and statistical skills
- Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Have a passion for sports with active involvement either as an athlete, coach or volunteer
PERFORMANCE ANALYST / ASSISTANT PERFORMANCE ANALYST
You will support coaches in designing programmes and interventions to provide objective feedback to aid student-athletes in fine tuning their motor control, skills, technique and competition preparation. Your role will involve setting up of equipment, filming and data collection during competitions, training and rehabilitation sessions. You will also identify and implement practical solutions for coaches in a sports setting, utilising available software, mobile applications and technologies. In addition, you will be expected to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in sport technology and advise coaches where necessary.
- A Degree in Sports / Exercise Science, with a grounding in Performance Analysis, Biomechanics, Motor Learning and / or Skill Acquisition
- Possess strong data analytical skills, using Microsoft Excel, Python, R or similar
- Knowledge of video analysis software, such as SportsCode and Dartfish
- A post-graduate qualification in Performance Analysis, Biomechanics, Motor Learning or Skill Acquisition or related subject is an advantage
- Have worked with a variety of sports, including team and individual sports
- Ability to conduct and lead scientific research