Job vacancies

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

Radar Signal Processing Scientist (PDNSID005 ECRNSID006)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher, Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
12 July 2019

Position Description

Radar Signal Processing Scientist (PDNSID005 ECRNSID006)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher, Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
12 July 2019

Position Description

Human-Agent Interaction Scientist (PDISSD002)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Top Secret Positive Vetting

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
12 July 2019

Position Description

Radar Engineer (R&INSID003)
Edinburgh Defence Graduate Program (R&I) S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
12 July 2019

Position Description

Detection and Tracking Researcher (ECRISSD012b)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor of Science (e.g. Mathematics or Physics) or Engineering

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:
23 May 2019

Position Description

Hypersonic Wind Tunnel Manager (ECRRSD018)
Brisbane Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
8 May 2019

Position Description

Mathematical Modeller for Disease Surveillance and Epidemic Forecasting (ECRLD011)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD in Epidemic Modelling, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Informatics, Computer Science or Engineering.

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
8 May 2019

Position Description

All-Source Data Scientist (ECRISSD013)
Edinburgh Defence Graduate Program (R&I) S&T 3-4 Above Top Secret Positive Vetting

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
16 April 2019

Position Description

High Performance Computing (HPC) Data Scientist (ECRRSD016)
Edinburgh Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
12 April 2019

Position Description

Data Scientist (Modelling and Simulation) (R&IWCSD001b & R&IWCSD002b)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
12 April 2019

Position Description

Radar Specialist (R&IISSD004b)
Edinburgh Defence Graduate Program (R&I) S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
6 April 2019

Position Description

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

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
6 April 2019

Position Description

Ground Robotics Prototyping and Integration Researcher (PDLD007-009)
Edinburgh Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
6 April 2019

Position Description

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

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
6 April 2019

Position Description

Weapons Guidance and Control Scientist (PDWCSD006)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher, Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
6 April 2019

Position Description

Weapons Guidance and Control Scientist (PDWCSD006)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher, Post-Doctorate S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
6 April 2019

Position Description

Communication Network Knowledge Researcher (R&ICEWD002)
Edinburgh Defence Graduate Program (R&I) S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelors Degree in a relevant engineering or science field

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
5 April 2019

Position Description

Combat Management System Simulation Researcher (ECRWCSD005)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
27 March 2019

Position Description

Strategic Analyst (ECRJOAD005b)
Canberra Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 2

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
4 March 2019

Position Description

Electronic Engineer (ECRRSD007)
Edinburgh Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
6 February 2019

Position Description

Research ICT Services Release Coordinator (ECRRSD0015b)
Edinburgh Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
6 February 2019

Position Description

Undersea Warfare Sonar Systems Modeller (MDR&I002)
Edinburgh Defence Graduate Program (R&I), Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:
Honours

Disciplines:

  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
6 February 2019

Position Description

Undersea Warfare Sonar Systems Modeller (MDR&I002)
Edinburgh Defence Graduate Program (R&I), Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:
Honours

Disciplines:

  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (including Robotics)

Advertised:
6 February 2019

Position Description

Scientist: Signature Modelling for Virtual Environments (ECRAD007b)
Melbourne Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
6 February 2019

Position Description

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

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
6 February 2019

Position Description

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

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
6 February 2019

Position Description

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

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:
14 December 2018

Position Description

Current Operations Analyst (ECRJOAD007b)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
18 October 2018

Position Description

Maritime Simulation and Wargaming Systems Developer (ECRJOAD006b)
Sydney Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
15 October 2018

Position Description

Autonomous Systems Scientist (ECRWCSD010b)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
9 October 2018

Position Description

Undersea Warfare Systems Modeller (ECRMD012b)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Mathematics and Physics

Advertised:
3 October 2018

Position Description

Program Analysis Researcher (R&ICEWD009b/ECR014b)
Edinburgh Early Career Researcher S&T 3-4 Above Neg Vet 1

Minimum academic qualification:

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
11 September 2018

Position Description

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

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

Minimum academic qualification:

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

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

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor degree

Disciplines:

  • Chemical, Radiological, Biological and Food Sciences

Advertised:
14 August 2018

Position Description

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

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

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

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

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

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

Minimum academic qualification:
Degree or equivalent experience

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

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

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
23 May 2018

Position Description

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

Minimum academic qualification:
Bachelor

Disciplines:

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

Advertised:
3 May 2018

Position Description

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

Minimum academic qualification:
Masters

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
3 May 2018

Position Description

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

Minimum academic qualification:
PhD

Disciplines:

  • Computer Sciences, IT, Software Engineering, Telecommunications

Advertised:
3 May 2018

Position Description