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