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First Team PhD Studentship

Norwich City Football Club

Norwich City Football Club is an English professional football club that competes in the EFL Championship.

26 May 2023
Contract - Fixed Term
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to undertake a fully funded applied PhD studentship in conjunction with the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham and Norwich City Football Club. The purpose of this role is to combine postgraduate research with the development of practical applied sports science skills developed through assisting in the delivery of the sports science provisions at Norwich City Football Club’s first team. The position will be for a 3-year period subject to satisfactory progress of the individual in the role. Funding will consist of UK full tuition fees for three years and the award of a living stipend at the UK Research Council rates (£18,622 per annum pro-rata into 12 monthly payments). Funding will be subject to satisfactory progress.

What will you be doing?

The research project aims to further understand recovery in elite professional footballers. The candidates are expected to have a high level of scientific knowledge around the physical demands of football and have an interest in the area of recovery. They should present their own ideas during the interview process. The successful candidate will be involved in the delivery of sports science provisions to the first team squad on a day-to-day basis.

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will hold a degree in sports science (or relevant discipline) from a recognised university with a postgraduate degree being desirable. Knowledge of the physiological demands of football including approaches to monitor recovery status is essential. Additionally, experience coaching players on both the pitch and in the gym is necessary for this role. The candidate must be an excellent role model with extremely high levels of motivation. Candidates enrolled on BASES SE and are looking to undertake strength and conditioning qualifications are desirable.

How to Apply

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Additional Information

Contract - Fixed Term
Job Type
Sports Science & Medicine
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