Senior Physiologist - Swimming Australian Institute of Sport

Senior Physiologist - Swimming
Australian Institute of Sport
Job No 1183
$85,069 - $108,650 per annum plus superannuation
Work for Australia’s strategic high performance sporting agency
Exciting, challenging and dynamic work environment
Opportunities for domestic and international travel
An exciting opportunity exists to work for the AIS with some of the nation’s top athletes.
The primary purpose of this key role is to deliver high level physiology support to some of
Australia’s best swimmers and their coaches, as well as drive innovation and applied research
focussed on the Swimming Australia Limited high performance centres of excellence on the Gold
The successful applicant for this role will have:
PhD qualifications and proven experience applying practical and theoretical aspects of
Experience in high performance sports with knowledge of the Australian sports system an
Demonstrated initiative and the ability to achieve organisational goals.
The skills and experience to work effectively with people at all levels of an organisation
This position is based in South East Queensland (Gold Coast) and will be available for three years.
For selection documentation and how to apply, visit, or contact our
recruitment officer on (02) 6214 1328.
For enquiries after reading the job description, please contact Prof Chris Gore, Head of Physiology
on (02) 6214 1564
Applications close Wednesday 3 December 2014
Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia
To apply for this position, please complete an Expression of Interest Form and email along with
your CV to [email protected] by 5:00pm on the closing date.
The form can be found at, and should reference the job description
found below.
Job Title:
Senior Physiologist
Job Number:
Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
Pizzey Park, Qld
Performance Science & Innovation
Reports to:
Chris Gore
Date of Effect:
The Physiology Division of the Australian Institute of Sport AIS provides
high-quality and innovative, testing, load monitoring, race support, applied
research, education and advice to underpin the physiological performance of
Primary Job
Deliver high level physiology support to Australia’s best Swimmers as well
as initiate the advancement and application of scientific knowledge for the
Swimming Australia Limited (SAL) high performance centres of excellence
based on the Gold Coast.
1. In consultation with the head coaches and SAL high performance
managers, implement the organisational strategic agenda to achieve
section and business outcomes. This includes:
 Providing world-leading physiology assistance to SAL coaches and their
 Planning and conducting innovative applied research
 Growing capacity by mentoring PhD scholars and coaches
Assist in the development and implementation of sustainable business
development plans, strategies and systems.
 For instance developing individual athlete performance plans integrated
within the SAL performance plan.
Within established policy parameters, provide overall scientific
management responsibility for the performance of the National SAL
prioritised athletes on the world stage ensuring high level judgement,
decision making and advice to deliver effective people management that
motivates employees and optimises both individual and team performance.
Actively promote and role model the ASC values of Excellence, Integrity,
Respect and Teamwork, and contribute to positive organisational change,
effective communication, and continuous improvement at the ASC.
Work collaboratively as part of a high performing team/organisation,
establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with key internal and/or
external stakeholders to identify, lead and deliver high quality business
6. Deliver quality advice and reporting on relevant issues to the head SAL
coaches and senior management.
No direct reports, however provide coaching and mentoring to other
staff/students as required.
No direct responsibility; however assist in the development of
Section/Program budgets in conjunction with the head coach and responsibly
utilise a modest discretionary / operational budget.
and Experience
Knowledge and
PhD and demonstrated experience working with elite coaches and athletes.
(Experience working with Swimmers preferred).
Demonstrated record of providing research leadership and management to
achieve high personal and team performance and meet organisational and
business objectives.
Demonstrated capacity to provide timely, compelling and concise advice to
inform head coach and senior management to support decision making.
Demonstrated experience in managing financial resources, risk
management, business planning and strategy development.
Experience delivering cultural change through influence, scientific research
and using innovative techniques.
High level strategic and scientific thinking skills, including the ability to:
o Analyse and identify issues and organisation-wide implications and
propose solutions; and
o Harness complex data, identify critical gaps and assess the value of
data to identify and develop opportunities for performance gain.
Experience working in high performance sport and understanding of the
Australian sports system
Highly developed communication skills (including interpersonal,
negotiation, influencing and representation) and a proven ability to build
and maintain effective relationships both internally and externally with a
diverse range of stakeholders.
Demonstrated scientific acumen, planning and management skills and the
ability to identify and achieve work objectives within an often fast-moving
Demonstrated commitment, drive and initiative, with the ability to work
independently and inter-dependently as a productive leader and manager.
Demonstrated capacity to cooperate and work well with others in a crossfunctional environment to pursue team goals, share information, support
others, show consideration and respect for alternate ideas and solutions.
Ability to travel with teams both nationally and internationally for up to
several months per year.
Ability to work outside normal working hours as required.
The ability to obtain (and maintain) clearance/s to work with children is an essential
component of this role and continued employment.
This position is required to travel domestically or internationally.
This position may be required to work weekends, or outside ordinary work hours.
The successful candidate for this role may be required to undertake a Security Clearance.