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Defence scientists research the effects of biofouling on marine vessels
Defence scientists research the effects of biofouling on marine vessels

If you're looking for a career in science, technology, engineering or maths, then DST is the place for you.

  • Experience a stimulating and dynamic culture that fosters scientific excellence through innovation, creativity and professional development.
  • Work alongside and be mentored by some of the world's brightest researchers to deliver innovative solutions in support of Australia's Defence and national security.
  • Share in the rewards – challenging projects; a supportive team environment that values diversity; and flexible, lifestyle-friendly work conditions.

DST is currently recruiting early career and post doctoral researchers. More information is available on our Early Career Research Opportunities and Post-Doctorate Opportunities web pages.

Current Opportunities

Aerosol Scientist (ECRLD010b)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher, Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Aerosol Scientist will be part of a  team providing comprehensive, science-based solutions to counteract and mitigate multiple threats posed by chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) airborne materials.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD (or equivalent) in Aerosol Science, Applied Physics or Engineering

Disciplines:

  • Chemical, Radiological, Biological and Food Sciences
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
17 September 2018

Position Description

Aerosol Scientist (ECRLD010b)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher, Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Aerosol Scientist will be part of a  team providing comprehensive, science-based solutions to counteract and mitigate multiple threats posed by chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) airborne materials.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD (or equivalent) in Aerosol Science, Applied Physics or Engineering

Disciplines:

  • Chemical, Radiological, Biological and Food Sciences
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
17 September 2018

Position Description

Cognitive Scientist (ECRLD008b)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher, Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Baseline

The Cognitive Scientist will, as part of a team, conduct research on improving the cognitive performance of soldiers. The research will focus on identifying individual cognitive differences between individuals and will lead to better selection, training and support during operations.

Minimum academic qualification:
Requires A PhD in Neuroscience or related field

Disciplines:

  • Psychology and Social Sciences

Advertised:
17 September 2018

Position Description

Cognitive Scientist (ECRLD008b)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher, Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Baseline

The Cognitive Scientist will, as part of a team, conduct research on improving the cognitive performance of soldiers. The research will focus on identifying individual cognitive differences between individuals and will lead to better selection, training and support during operations.

Minimum academic qualification:
Requires A PhD in Neuroscience or related field

Disciplines:

  • Psychology and Social Sciences

Advertised:
17 September 2018

Position Description

Synthetic - Organic Chemist (ECRLD007b)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

DST is seeking a synthetic organic chemist to join a team examining the chemical and physical properties of hazard and threat materials of interest to Defence and National Security.

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Chemical, Radiological, Biological and Food Sciences

Advertised:
17 September 2018

Position Description

Bacteriologist (ECRLD006b)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The scientist will be involved in the identification and characterisation of pathogenic microorganisms, and as such will need to be experienced at handling pathogenic bacteria at physical containment 2 or 3.

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Chemical, Radiological, Biological and Food Sciences

Advertised:
17 September 2018

Position Description

Multiple eResearch analyst positions (ECRRSD014x )
Edinburgh Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

DST is seeking candidates to form a new team of scientific computing eResearch analysts to develop and deliver innovative research ICT solutions.

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
12 September 2018

Position Description

Research Systems Security Compliance Analyst Position (ECRRSD013b)
Edinburgh Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

The Research Systems Security Compliance Analyst will work as part of the ICT Security Operations Centre maintaining scientific computing security structures and processes to ensure alignment with DST user needs whilst meeting government policy regarding security and the procurement and management of Research ICT capability.

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
12 September 2018

Position Description

Multiple scientific engineering positions (ECRRSD007)
Edinburgh Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

DST is seeking skilled and enthusiastic engineers looking to develop a career in electronic engineering, microelectronic packaging and mechanical engineering.

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, and Naval Architecture
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
12 September 2018

Position Description

Software and Systems Security Researcher (R&ICEWD009b/ECR014b)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The candidate will be part of an S&T team undertaking applied research to ensure that Australian Defence has a secure platform for cyber warfare.

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering

Advertised:
11 September 2018

Position Description

Software Systems Vulnerability Researcher (ECRCEWD013b)
Canberra Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Top Secret Positive Vetting

The software systems vulnerability researcher will contribute to the state of the art technology development in support of automating at scale the security assessment of software systems.

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
11 September 2018

Position Description

AI & Machine Learning Researcher (ECRCEWD010b)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Top Secret Negative Vetting

The candidate will be part of an team undertaking applied research towards developing, adapting and applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques, with application to Adversarial Machine Learning (AML) and/or Autonomous Cyber Operations (ACO).

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
11 September 2018

Position Description

Research Engineer – Communications Networks (ECRCEWD008b)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Under broad direction, the Research Engineer - Communications Networks will carry out research and development of networking technologies supporting the survivability of Defence tactical networks operating in complex terrains and stressed radio frequency (RF) environments.

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
11 September 2018

Position Description

Multiple ICT positions (ECRRSD001)
Edinburgh Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

DST is seeking skilled and enthusiastic ICT Professionals looking to develop a career in network engineering, database administration or ICT storage engineering.

Minimum academic qualification:
No minimum academic requirement

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
11 September 2018

Position Description

Social & Behavioural Scientist (ECRJOAD002)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Social & Behavioural Science (SBS) Group provides expertise to the analysis of: current conflict and security issues; the planning, conduct and evaluation of Defence operations; and the effectiveness of Defence’s strategic engagement and influence capabilities.

Minimum academic qualification:
Masters

Disciplines:

  • Psychology and Social Sciences

Advertised:
31 August 2018

Position Description

Food scientist (ECRLD005x)
Scottsdale Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Food Scientist supports DST tasks and activities to provide food science and nutrition advice to Defence.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor degree

Disciplines:

  • Chemical, Radiological, Biological and Food Sciences

Advertised:
14 August 2018

Position Description

Marine Acoustics Researcher (PDMD002)
Sydney Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Marine Acoustics Researcher will investigate novel uses of acoustic technologies to allow humans and robotic systems to sense and characterise the underwater battlespace for military advantage, and better underwater communications.

Minimum academic qualification:
Honours Degree

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
10 August 2018

Position Description

Logistics Data Scientist (ECRJOAD005(CV2016))
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Logistics Data Scientist will work in a small team developing techniques and software prototypes suitable for analysing military supply chains and infrastructure data.

Minimum academic qualification:
Undergraduate

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
10 August 2018

Position Description

Maritime Operations Data Analyst (ECRJOAD004(CV2016))
Sydney Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Maritime Operations Data Analyst will address questions about how Australia's warships should be made ready to go to sea, deploy to where they are needed, and fight to win.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
10 August 2018

Position Description

Military Strategy Analyst (ECRJOAD003)
Canberra Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Top Secret Negative Vetting

The Military Strategy Analyst supports DST's efforts to develop and apply scientific approaches focused on identifying, understanding and evaluating strategic risks and vulnerabilities in the Defence of Australia.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Psychology and Social Sciences

Advertised:
10 August 2018

Position Description

Operations Research/Aerospace Analyst (ECRJOAD001)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Operations Research/Aerospace Analyst will work as part of a team undertaking analysis of Australian air power using a variety of techniques and scientific approaches.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor Degree (or higher)

Disciplines:

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, and Naval Architecture
  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
10 August 2018

Position Description

RF Signal Processing & Machine Learning Researcher (PDCEWD006)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Under limited direction, the RF Signal Processing and Machine Learning Research will undertake research in statistical signal processing and machine learning.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
16 July 2018

Position Description

Acoustic Materials Design Researcher (PDMD007)
Melbourne Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Acoustic Materials Design Researcher will join a multidisciplinary team working on innovative applications of materials science to assist in controlling the acoustic signature of ships and submarines. The work will exploit advances in materials science, material architectures and advanced fabrication technologies, with an emphasis on polymers, elastomers and fibre-reinforced composites for maritime applications.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Chemical, Radiological, Biological and Food Sciences
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
12 July 2018

Position Description

Active Acoustic Signature Modelling Researcher (PDMD005)
Melbourne Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Active Acoustic Signature Modelling Researcher will join a small team working on the assessment and control of underwater acoustic signatures for current and future Navy ships and submarines. This position will focus on the modelling of active acoustic signature (target echo strength) of submarines, contributing to ensuring the operational effectiveness of Australia's submarine fleet.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, and Naval Architecture
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
12 July 2018

Position Description

Undersea Weapons Signal Processing Researcher (PDMD003)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Undersea Weapons Signal Processing Researcher will undertake research and development of Detection, Classification and Localisation (DCL) signal processing algorithms as they apply to undersea weapon systems.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
12 July 2018

Position Description

Acoustic Systems Engineer (ECRMD009)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Contribute to the development of state-of-the-art sonar technologies and systems relevant to (airborne) sonar supporting Australian Navy and Air Force capability in Anti-Submarine Warfare.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor Degree

Disciplines:

  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
12 July 2018

Position Description

Vulnerability Modelling and Simulation Scientist (PDMD008)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Vulnerability Modelling and Simulation Scientist will work as part of a small team to deliver predictive modelling and simulation capability for vulnerability analysis of Australian Naval platforms to blast and shock loading.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor Degree

Disciplines:

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, and Naval Architecture
  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Materials Science

Advertised:
12 July 2018

Position Description

Human Factors / Human Systems Scientist (PDMD001)
Stirling Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Human Factors Scientist will work as part of a small world leading team applying human sciences and developing novel human-centered design techniques to understand and improve the performance of Royal Australian Navy submarines, autonomous systems and other undersea capabilities.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD / Masters

Disciplines:

  • Psychology and Social Sciences

Advertised:
22 June 2018

Position Description

Torpedo Simulation and Performance Analyst (ECRMD003)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Torpedo Simulation and Performance Analyst will support the operation and development of the torpedo hardware-in-the-loop facility and related torpedo software-in-the-loop simulation capabilities.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering

Advertised:
22 June 2018

Position Description

Research ICT Storage (ECRRSD005)
Edinburgh Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

The Research ICT Storage position will develop and manage of DST's research ICT storage and backups, deploying, operating, monitoring, and maintaining enterprise storage ICT solutions in a complex distributed research ICT environment.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor or equivalent qualification and experience

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
14 June 2018

Position Description

Data Scientist (PDNSID007)
Canberra Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Top Secret Positive Vetting

The Data Scientist will work as part of a small team that collaborates with the Defence and National Security community, and Universities to develop novel analytic techniques to improve the capabilities of intelligence analysts in utilising vast amounts of complex data.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Psychology and Social Sciences

Advertised:
6 June 2018

Position Description

Analytic Scientist (PDNSID006)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Drawing from behavioural and social sciences theories and methodologies the Analytic Scientist will develop computational modelling techniques of social systems and apply these to the analysis of "big data".

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Psychology and Social Sciences

Advertised:
6 June 2018

Position Description

Land Force Designer (PDJOAD005)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Land Force Designer will apply management science, organisational theory and design methods to understand the future Land Force context, drivers and needs; and deliver innovative robust and adaptive future force concepts and designs to "future-proof" the Land Force against environmental uncertainty.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Psychology and Social Sciences

Advertised:
6 June 2018

Position Description

Maritime Operations Analyst (PDJOAD004)
Sydney Early Career Researcher, Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Maritime Operations Analyst will apply appropriate mathematical modelling, data analytics or analysis approaches to solve maritime problems.

Minimum academic qualification:
Undergraduate/Post Graduate Degree or PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
6 June 2018

Position Description

Maritime Operations Analyst (PDJOAD004)
Sydney Early Career Researcher, Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Maritime Operations Analyst will apply appropriate mathematical modelling, data analytics or analysis approaches to solve maritime problems.

Minimum academic qualification:
Undergraduate/Post Graduate Degree or PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
6 June 2018

Position Description

Maritime Modelling and Simulation Analyst (PDJOAD002)
Sydney Early Career Researcher, Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Maritime Modelling and Simulation Analyst will apply appropriate modelling, simulation or analysis approaches to solve maritime problems.

Minimum academic qualification:
Undergraduate/Post Graduate Degree or PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
6 June 2018

Position Description

Maritime Modelling and Simulation Analyst (PDJOAD002)
Sydney Early Career Researcher, Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Maritime Modelling and Simulation Analyst will apply appropriate modelling, simulation or analysis approaches to solve maritime problems.

Minimum academic qualification:
Undergraduate/Post Graduate Degree or PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
6 June 2018

Position Description

Optical Physicist (PDCEWD004)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The position of optical physicist will focus on conducting research on laser technologies for defence applications.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor degree

Disciplines:

  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
6 June 2018

Position Description

Artificial Intelligence Researcher for Sustainment (PDAD005)
Melbourne Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Artificial Intelligence Researcher for Sustainment will work on techniques and technologies to understand and improve the predictability of the evolution of aircraft structural degradation.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor Degree

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
6 June 2018

Position Description

Big Data Researcher for Sustainment (PDAD004)
Melbourne Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Big Data Researcher for Sustainment will work on big data techniques and technologies to understand and improve the monitoring of the evolution of aircraft structural degradation using realtime sensor and imaging data in accelerated test environments.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor Degree

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
6 June 2018

Position Description

Undersea Combat System Architectures and Software Deployment Researcher (ECRMD006)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Undersea Combat System Architectures and Software Deployment Researcher will be contributing to the Undersea Combat System research and development program with particular focus on novel architecture design and software deployment approaches.

Minimum academic qualification:
Degree or equivalent experience

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
23 May 2018

Position Description

Acoustic Signature Modelling Researcher (ECRMD005)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Acoustic Signature Modelling Researcher will join a small team working on the assessment and control of underwater acoustic signatures for current and future Navy ships and submarines. This position will focus on the modelling of acoustic signature due to noise radiated underwater by ships, contributing to ensuring the operational effectiveness of Australia's surface fleet.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, and Naval Architecture
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
23 May 2018

Position Description

Undersea Combat System Architectures and Integration Researcher (ECRMD004)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Undersea Combat System Architectures and Integration Researcher will contribute to the Undersea Combat System research and development program with a particular focus on novel architecture design and integration approaches.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
23 May 2018

Position Description

Coatings Scientist (ECRMD002)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Coatings Scientist will work as part of a small team to develop high-performance coatings for the protection of Defence assets and evaluate commercially available coatings for their suitability for use in Defence applications and in Australia's harsh environment.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

  • Chemical, Radiological, Biological and Food Sciences
  • Materials Science

Advertised:
23 May 2018

Position Description

Maritime Platform Systems Numerical Simulation and Modelling Scientist (ECRMD001)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Maritime Platform Systems Numerical Simulation and Modelling Scientist will undertake scientific research and development of complex system performance modelling and analysis methods related to platform concepts and upgrade options for the future Australian Navy fleet of ships, submarines, and uninhabited craft.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelors (Hons)

Disciplines:

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, and Naval Architecture
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
23 May 2018

Position Description

Military Satellite Communications Scientist/Engineer (ECRCEWD005)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The position will evolve with you into research themes such as advanced communications signal processing for SATCOM waveforms or machine learning for SATCOM Network Defence.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, and Naval Architecture
  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering

Advertised:
3 May 2018

Position Description

RF Electronic Warfare Systems Engineer (ECRCEWD004)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

The RF Electronic Warfare Systems Engineer will provide engineering support to electronic warfare systems encompassing RF components, software defined radios, digital signal processing, machine-to-machine automation and information standards.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor Degree

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
3 May 2018

Position Description

Automated Cyber Vulnerability Analysis Researcher (ECRCEWD003)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

The Automated Cyber Vulnerability Analysis Researcher will undertake research into developing tools and techniques to automate the vulnerability analysis of military systems and analyse cyber vulnerabilities.

Minimum academic qualification:
Masters

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
3 May 2018

Position Description

Analytic Scientist - Geospatial Intelligence (PDNSID002)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Top Secret Positive Vetting

The Analytic Scientist - Geospatial Intelligence will formalise the concepts required by geospatial intelligence analysts and incorporate them into mathematical and computational models to help make sense of large volumes of dynamic spatio-temporal data.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
3 May 2018

Position Description

Mathematical Modeller (PDJOAD008)
Melbourne Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Mathematical Modeller will work in a small team involved in the mathematical modelling of the performance of sensors relevant to the operational analysis of air combat and airborne maritime surveillance, employing both analytical techniques and computer simulation.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
3 May 2018

Position Description

Maritime RF Countermeasures Engineer/Scientist (PDCEWD005)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Maritime Radio Frequency (RF) Countermeasures Engineer/Scientist, under limited guidance or direction, will be responsible for undertaking research, developing software, performing simulations, and conducting science and technology (S&T) investigations and experimentation related to maritime RF electronic attack (EA).

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
3 May 2018

Position Description

Software & Systems Security Researcher (PDCEWD003)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

The Software & Systems Security Researcher will undertake applied research towards developing software systems for Autonomous Cyber Operations (ACO) through development of cyber security and cyber warfare functions, and the integration with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
3 May 2018

Position Description

Land EO Countermeasures Engineer/Scientist (PDCEWD002)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Land Electro-optic (EO) Countermeasures Engineer, under general guidance or direction, will be responsible for undertaking research, developing software, performing simulations, and conducting science and technology (S&T) investigations and experimentation related to land Electronic Warfare (EW) self-protection.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
3 May 2018

Position Description

AI & Machine Learning Researcher (PDCEWD001)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

As part of team, the AI and Machine Learning Scientist will undertake applied research towards Autonomous Cyber Operations (ACO) through adapting and applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
3 May 2018

Position Description

Radar Signal Processing Research Scientist (PDNSID005)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Radar Signal Processing Research Scientist will work in a small team developing signal processing techniques, implementing them in radar test beds, and testing them in real-world environments.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
30 April 2018

Position Description

Space Systems Integration Engineer (PDNSID004)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Top Secret Positive Vetting

The Space Systems Integration Engineer will support the development of small satellite exemplar missions that aim to demonstrate functionality to the intelligence, warfighting and national security communities.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, and Naval Architecture
  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
30 April 2018

Position Description

Space Systems Engineer (PDNSID003)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Top Secret Positive Vetting

The Space Systems Engineer will work on novel embedded system technologies employed in small satellite exemplar missions that aim to demonstrate functionality to the intelligence, warfighting and national security communities.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
30 April 2018

Position Description

Adaptive Signal Processing Research Scientist (ECRNSID006)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Adaptive Signal Processing Research Scientist will undertake research in adaptive signal processing relevant to electronic warfare for high frequency radar systems, and be involved in the development and experimental testing of new signal processing techniques for transitioning into the Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN).

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
30 April 2018

Position Description

Radar System Scientist (ECRNSID005)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Radar System Scientist will work as part of a small team to develop radar signal processing algorithms and associated modelling tools for use in conducting performance analysis, as well as supporting research into phased-array processing, small target detection, and electronic protection.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
30 April 2018

Position Description

Electronic Engineer (ECRRSD007)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

Scientific Engineering Services (SES) is looking for a suitably qualified and motivated Electronic Engineering Specialist seeking to develop a career in hosted and embedded electronic hardware and software sub-systems, working at the leading edge of engineering.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering

Advertised:
26 April 2018

Position Description

Mechanical Engineer (2x positions available) (ECRRSD004 and ECRRSD006)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

Scientific Engineering Services (SES) is looking for two suitably qualified and motivated Mechanical Engineers looking to develop a career in mechanical design and engineering analysis across a wide variety of mechanical and multidisciplinary systems at the leading edge of engineering.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, and Naval Architecture
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
26 April 2018

Position Description

Research Database Administrator (ECRRSD003)
Edinburgh Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

DST's Information Management & Technology team is looking for a suitably qualified and motivated Research Database Administrator seeking to develop a career in the database and data management support for SQL and NOSQL environments, DST secure private cloud, data repositories and research applications.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
26 April 2018

Position Description

Electronic Packaging Position (ECRRSD002)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

DST is looking for a suitably qualified and motivated Electronic Packaging Position seeking to develop a career in miniaturized electronic (including miniaturized RF hardware), electro-optic, and micro-mechanical systems, at the leading edge of engineering.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
26 April 2018

Position Description

Research Network Engineer (ECRRSD001)
Edinburgh Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

DST's Information Management & Technology team is looking for a suitably qualified and motivated Research Network Engineer seeking to develop a career in the deployment, operation, monitoring, and maintenance of enterprise-level research networks and specialised facilities (including storage, networks, video conferencing, and data centre operations).

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
26 April 2018

Position Description

Radar Systems Engineer (ECRNSID008)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Radar Systems Engineer will work as part of a small team developing RF hardware for active and passive phased array radar systems, and assess radar system performance through analysis and testing. The work will contribute to the survivability of active and passive radar systems in complex signal environments.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering

Advertised:
23 April 2018

Position Description

Real-Time Applications Programmer (ECRWCSD002)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Real-Time Applications Programmer will develop and maintain a suite of novel software tools operating and communicating in real-time with networked systems to enable high-fidelity data acquisition and control of complex rocket propulsion hardware during static test firings in support of Defence research and client programs.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
23 April 2018

Position Description

Tactical Systems Experimentation Researcher (PDWCSD008)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher, Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Tactical Systems Experimentation Researcher will be part of a team responsible for developing and running highly specialised simulation facilities used for experimenting with military combat systems and mission systems.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
20 April 2018

Position Description

Tactical Systems Experimentation Researcher (PDWCSD008)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher, Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Tactical Systems Experimentation Researcher will be part of a team responsible for developing and running highly specialised simulation facilities used for experimenting with military combat systems and mission systems.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
20 April 2018

Position Description

Human Systems Scientist (PDWCSD004)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Human Systems Scientist will conduct research and experimental analysis in human systems integration to improve the performance of Australian defence systems.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor’s Degree/PhD or equivalent in psychology or human factors

Disciplines:

  • Psychology and Social Sciences

Advertised:
20 April 2018

Position Description

Systems Integration Scientist (PDWCSD003)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Systems Integration Scientist will conduct applied research and development into time-critical systems integration, with particular emphasis on integration at the network edge.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
20 April 2018

Position Description

System of Systems Analysis Researcher (PDWCSD002)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The System of Systems Analysis Researcher will work as part of a team undertaking research into complex systems of systems for Defence using modelling, simulation and analysis techniques across aerospace, land and maritime domains.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
20 April 2018

Position Description

Software Architectures Scientist (ECRWCSD003)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Software Architectures Scientist will conduct research into novel and emerging software techniques and technologies to advance the state of the art of Australia's combat and mission system architectures for ships, aircraft and land vehicles, to make them inherently agile, modular and distributed.

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
20 April 2018

Position Description

Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Scientist (ECRWCSD001)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Scientist will work as a part of a small team to develop sensor data processing and multi-modal sensor fusion algorithms applicable to real-time systems.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, and Naval Architecture
  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
20 April 2018

Position Description

Multifunctional Composite Materials Scientist (PDAD003)
Melbourne Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Multifunctional Composite Material Scientist will undertake high level research into the development of multifunctional materials that can be integrated into composite components and structures.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD or equivalent post-graduate experience

Disciplines:

  • Chemical, Radiological, Biological and Food Sciences
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
19 April 2018

Position Description

Training Effectiveness Researcher (ECRAD004)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Training Effectiveness Researcher will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support the development of advanced training capability within the Australian Defence Force by contributing to research on training analysis, design, and evaluation.

Minimum academic qualification:
Masters degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Psychology and Social Sciences

Advertised:
11 April 2018

Position Description

Biological Scientist (ECRLD004)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Biological Scientist will investigate, develop and evaluate novel DNA – based detection and identification platforms.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD (microbiology, immunology, physics or related science)

Disciplines:

  • Chemical, Radiological, Biological and Food Sciences

Advertised:
11 April 2018

Position Description

Radiological and Nuclear Defence Physicist (ECRLD005)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Radiological and Nuclear Defence Physicist works as part of the science team that provides support, training, advice and R&D for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD (or equivalent) in a field related to radiological and nuclear physics.

Disciplines:

  • Chemical, Radiological, Biological and Food Sciences

Advertised:
11 April 2018

Position Description

Materials Engineer/Scientist (PDLD004)
Melbourne Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Under direction, the Materials Engineer/Scientist will undertake research and development activities in active and adaptive protective materials as part of Army priority requirements.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD in materials engineering/science or equivalent relevant qualifications

Disciplines:

  • Materials Science

Advertised:
11 April 2018

Position Description

Vehicular Autonomous Survivability Scientist (PDLD006)
Melbourne Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Vehicular Autonomous Survivability Scientist will conduct research pertaining to novel software-defined vehicle-hosted smart autonomic control systems focusing on the aspects of enhancing vehicle survivability.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD or equivalent qualification or experience in autonomous systems, computer science, control systems, computer systems engineering, mechatronic engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, software engineering, robotics, distributed systems or distributed decision-making

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
11 April 2018

Position Description

Land Autonomy S&T Specialist (PDLD007)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Land Autonomy S&T Specialist will conduct research pertaining to the application of autonomous systems and robotics to use cases involving armoured fighting vehicles and their support systems.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD or equivalent qualification or experience in autonomous systems, computer science, control systems, computer systems engineering, mechatronic engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, software engineering, robotics, distributed systems or distributed decision-making.

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
11 April 2018

Position Description

Research Specialist: Computational Intelligence for Land Tactical Information Systems (PDLD008)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Research Specialist: Computational Intelligence for Land Tactical Information will deliver research outcomes in the field of Computational Intelligence for Land Tactical Information Systems.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
11 April 2018

Position Description

Autonomous Logistic Systems Scientist (PDLD009)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Autonomous Logistic Systems Scientist will contribute to analytical studies, collaborative concept and system development, laboratory experimentation, and field demonstrations/trials in the area of autonomous tactical logistic systems.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD, or equivalent qualifications and/or experience, in the fields of Supply Chain and Logistic Systems; Computer Science; Computer Systems Engineering; Complex Systems Science; Systems, Mechanical, Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering; or any other relevant discipline

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
11 April 2018

Position Description

Data Scientist (ECRAD003)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

The Data Scientist will contribute to the development and evaluation of tools and methods for data capture, storage, analysis, and visualization; particularly in relation to large and complex data sets arising from human-in-the-loop experimentation.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD in a relevant field or equivalent experience

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Psychology and Social Sciences

Advertised:
11 April 2018

Position Description

Scientist/Engineer in Degraded Visual Environments (PDAD006)
Melbourne Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Under appropriate supervision and guidance the Scientist/Engineer will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and contribute to the conceptualisation, design, conduct, analysis and reporting of research into the technologies and use of night vision devices, helmet mounted displays and other vision enhancement technologies.

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD or equivalent

Disciplines:

  • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)
  • Psychology and Social Sciences

Advertised:
11 April 2018

Position Description