Funding of tuition fees (£3828) for an Masters by Research degree funded by the Hearts Youth Development Committee
This studentship offers the unique opportunity for someone to develop their skills as an applied performance analysis whilst undertaking research within the Institute for Sport, PE & Health Sciences at The University of Edinburgh which has practical significance to players and coaches.
Access to part- and full-time academy players at Heart of Midlothian Football Club provides a rare opportunity to collect descriptive research data on elite football players for the student’s postgraduate thesis. The studentship itself will involve the video analyses of training and matches with a view to identifying the key performance indicators which result in players being selected to progress from amateur to professional status.
In addition, the appointed person will be responsible for managing and coordinating the provision of video analysis services to all academy players and for producing and archiving match statistics and video edits for all u17 and u20 matches.
Applicants should have:
- Minimum upper second class honours degree in a relevant discipline
- Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team in the delivery of services to high performance athletes/players
- Proven ability to prioritise, organise and monitor own workload with minimal supervision in order to achieve tasks and meet set deadlines
- Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills
In addition, applicants should be able to demonstrate that they are: conscientious, reliable and punctual, hardworking, receptive to feedback, innovative and have excellent information communication technology skills.
Applications should be submitted electronically to Dr Dave Sykes (firstname.lastname@example.org) and should include:
1. Covering letter outlining your interest in the position (maximum one page)
2. Curriculum vitae (maximum two pages) including the name and contact details for two referees
The appointment is subject to the candidate’s successful acceptance by the University of Edinburgh and full Disclosure Scotland clearance to work with young athletes. Interviews 27 June 2012.