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Western Bulldogs PhD scholarship for 2015

Victoria University, Australia’s leading sport university, in collaboration with the Western Bulldogs Australian Football League club are pleased to announce a PhD scholarship commencing in early 2015.

This scholarship will focus on the statistical analysis / data mining of performance data collected by the club.

The PhD scholarship is valued at $28,500 per year. This initiative is supported by Victoria University’s Institute of Sport, Exercise & Active Living (ISEAL).

The successful applicant will:

  • have access to VU's world class sports research facilities at ISEAL in addition to the Western Bulldogs training facility located at the Whitten Oval in Footscray.
  • be supervised by VU-Western Bulldogs Senior Sport Scientist, Dr Sam Robertson.

Application process

Applicants must:

  • meet all entry requirements to enrol into a PhD at Victoria University
  • display evidence of advanced skills using statistical software packages
  • possess programming ability (preferably in R)
  • have excellent visualisation skills, including the ability to develop dashboards and GUI’s for use in an applied sporting environment
  • possess a strong work ethic and ability to innovate
  • submit a one to two page cover letter detailing your suitability for the scholarship of interest
  • submit a full Curriculum Vitae (including academic transcripts and any supporting documents).

It is desirable for you to have:

  • a formal qualification in the mathematical or statistical sciences
  • previous experience in high performance sports.

All documents must be submitted to Dr Sam Robertson by 19 December 2014.

Short-listed applicants will be interviewed. 

Contact us

If you have any queries about the scholarship please do not hesitate to contact Dr Sam Robertson at [email protected].

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