Job No.: 645818
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment
Location: Clayton campus
Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a tax-free stipend, at the current value of $33,000 per annum 2023 full-time rate, as per the Monash Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend. There will also be an opportunity for the suitable student to receive an enhanced income of approximately $7,000 per annum.
About the Project
Urinary incontinence (UI) is highly prevalent in female athletes – one in three women across all sports and up to 80% of high-impact athletes experience symptoms. Symptoms of UI effect the participation and performance of female athletes across all ages and level of competition. Pelvic floor muscle training is a highly effective conservative management for curing/reducing UI in community dwelling women. There is potential to use this training to manage UI in female athletes, but this has not yet been tested. Our team will undertake innovative studies to investigate pelvic floor muscle response to training among female athletes.
This PhD opportunity has been created via a collaboration with Collingwood Football Club and Monash University. The successful applicant will be supervised by an academic team (from Monash University and beyond) with expertise in pelvic floor physiotherapy and sports medicine. Stakeholders from Collingwood FC and affiliated elite sports organisations will have input into the project and there will be opportunity for data collection and potential research internship within an elite sports organisation.
Candidates will need to fulfil the Monash University minimum requirements for admission to a PhD detailed here:
We are looking to recruit a talented and driven physiotherapist with a strong academic record, research experience and keen interest in pelvic floor physiotherapy.
Successful applicants must satisfy the following criteria:
The project is based in Melbourne, Australia. The candidate can commence in the first quarter of 2023.
How to Apply
To express your interest in this scholarship and PhD research opportunity, we request candidates provide:
Please submit your application via email to Jodie.Dakic@monash.edu
Wednesday 1 February 2023, 11:55pm AEDT
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