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Why apply for an Early Career Research Opportunity?

Research Culture

With access to world-class facilities, Early Career Researchers will experience an innovative, research rich environment at the forefront of Defence science and technology.

Professional Development

DST has an extensive suite of professional development programs tailored for each stage of a Staff member's career. And if you are seeking to undertake a PhD, DST will support you to achieve this.

Family Friendly Working Conditions

Enjoy a standard working week of 37.5 hours, with access to flexible work arrangement options to ensure that you achieve a work/life balance.


Join DST's mentoring program and learn from some of the World's brightest Defence Scientists and Engineers to guide you through your research career.


If you have qualifications and experience in the following disciplines and would like to be advised when opportunities arise please email your full name, email address and academic discipline to.