Adelaide is offering a scholarship of up to $90,000 for a PhD student at the Gold Coast's Bond University to join the club's physical performance team.
The recipient will study the performance nutrition of AFL players at Adelaide with a "specific performance focused research theme...based on the combined interests of the Adelaide Crows, supervisory group and the successful candidate."
The scholarship will be worth $30,000 per year for up to three years, plus a negotiable $10,000 per year salary for nutrition servicing work at the club.
The recipient will report directly to physical performance manager Nick Poulos at the Crows.
Hawthorn awesome tonight. We were off unfortunately but super proud of the @Adelaide_FC players & working with a great coaching group— Nick Poulos (@PoulosNick) September 18, 2015
Two Bond University academics will oversee the PhD, plus a third academic from the University of the Sunshine Coast.
The scholarship will commence in October or November 2015, ahead of the 2016 pre-season.
It is restricted to PhD candidates with a degree in nutrition or dietetics, with membership with the Dieticians Associations of Australia or Sports Dieticians Australia "highly desired."
The scholarship description seeks applicants with high level skills in communication, negotiation, leadership, teamwork, innovation, and emerging technologies, plus the ability to manage and interpret large data sets.