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Post-doc opportunities

An image of a rocket, with text 'More than just pie in the sky'

We are recruiting Australia's brightest science and technology early career researchers.

Our Post-Doc opportunities provide Early Career Researchers with less than two-years postdoc experience or will complete their PhD by June 2017 in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) related discipline, a platform to commence their research career.

Unlike many universities and other research organisations, DST Group recruits early career researchers into specific permanent roles. This means you can concentrate on your research instead of worrying about where the funding for your next employment contract will come from. 

We currently have opportunities available within priority research areas aligned with our Strategic Plan in the following Broad Areas of Work:

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Physical Sciences
  • Information, Computing and Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Human, Social and Health Sciences

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an Early Career Research opportunity with us, you must:

  • be an Australian Citizen
  • obtain a Defence security clearance
  • awarded a PhD and have less than two-years' post-doc experience; or
  • complete your PhD by June 30 2017.

See employment eligibility requirements for more information.

The DST difference

DST offers more than a job, it provides you with a career.
DST believes in offering its staff a career, not just a job. This starts with Post-Docs being employed in an ongoing/permanent capacity.

Learn from the best
Not only will you be supervised by a senior scientist or engineer, you are also encouraged to participate in DST’s mentoring program to help gain and expand your skills and knowledge from Australia’s brightest and most innovative scientists, engineers and IT specialists at the forefront of international defence research.

Professional Development
All early career researchers have access to DST’s comprehensive learning and development program tailored to assist each individual develop their professional, leadership, and personal skills.

More than π in the sky
At DST, you will have access to leading edge technology and experience a stimulating and dynamic environment that fosters innovation and creativity. You will be proud to know that your research will contribute to Australia’s future defence and national security capability. 

Competitive Salary
S&T Level 3-4 Above (APS 6): $76,023 - $86,844


Applications opening in early 2018.

If you have any questions, please email

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