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Defence Graduate Program: Research and Innovation Stream

The R&I stream is a dedicated Science and Technology pathway that leads to graduate employment at DST.

DST is recruiting Australia's brightest STEM graduates!

What is the Research and Innovation Program?

As part of the Defence Graduate Program, the Research and Innovation (R&I) stream is a dedicated Science and Technology pathway that leads to graduate employment at DST.

The R&I program consists of two-rotations (8 & 4 month) across major science and technology capability areas within DST or more broadly in Defence and provides graduates the opportunity to apply the knowledge learnt through their undergraduate degree to real-life, cutting-edge Defence research programs.

Eligibility

Candidates must have completed a minimum of a relevant Honours degree with no more than 2-years relevant experience and want to further develop their research skills through a DST supported PhD in the future.

Relevant Academic Disciplines

DST has graduate opportunities available in the following discipline areas:

  • Aerospace/ Aeronautical Engineering, and Naval Architecture
  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Electronic/ Electrical Engineering
  • Psychology and Social Sciences
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including robotics)
  • Chemical, Radiological, Biological and Food sciences
  • Mathematics and physics

Salary

During the graduate program, graduates are paid a Graduate APS 4 salary of $65,133 plus 15.4% superannuation. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive $71,109.

To apply

Applications open yearly between February and April and are available from http://www.defence.gov.au/Graduates/stream-research-innovation.asp

Enquiries

Should you have any questions, please contact