Applications for this PhD have now closed.
Location Macquarie University, Department of Health Professions
App. deadline 31/10/2017
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Australian and New Zealand residents

Sport Science and Data Analysis of High Performance in Rugby League

Domestic PhD Scholarship opportunity with Macquarie University and South Sydney Football Club

What we are after

We are currently recruiting for a domestic (Australia / New Zealand) PhD Student to work in Rugby League embedded within the club’s High Performance Unit. Candidates with current experience using GPS in a sporting context will be strongly regarded as will any prior experience with physical performance testing. The candidate must be a proactive person and a critical thinker able to provide solutions and unique points of view to existing problems. The ideal applicant will have a mix of sport science and/or analytical experience i.e., knowledge of Matlab, Python, R, and/or another suitable software language/s.

What is being offered

The successful candidate will be provided an industry scholarship worth $27,082 / year, indexed annually. You will be required to apply for a scholarship through Macquarie University, and if successful the industry scholarship will revert to a $10,000 / year top-up scholarship in addition to the Macquarie scholarship, total value $37,082 / year.

What you need to do

Please read the university application process (, then contact Dr Tim Doyle directly (, before submitting your application so your suitability can be discussed; please include a brief statement about yourself, including copies of all your academic transcripts, copies of any research outputs, and / or awards you received.

Note you must be eligible for a direct entry PhD position (


The successful applicant would need to start early 2018.

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Further Information / Application Enquiries

Dr Tim Doyle