EL 1 (S&T5) - Senior Researchers and Senior Technologists/Technicians - Department of Defence - EngineeringCareer

First listed on: 20 July 2022
EL 1 (S&T5) - Senior Researchers and Senior Technologists/ Technicians

$106,074 - $119,651 (plus Super)
Edinburgh - SA

The Role

  • Contribute to Defence Capabilities in Space, Artificial Intelligence & High Speed Weapons
  • Work collaboratively with talented STEM professionals across academia, industry and Government
  • Enjoy the benefits of flexible working arrangements

We are looking for motivated and experienced Researchers, Engineers & Technologists/Technicians with a passion for working collaboratively and problem solving.  You will have the opportunity to apply your science and technology expertise in the areas of Space, Artificial Intelligence (AI) or High Speed Weapons (HSW). In this role you will contribute to a culture of innovation that drives our More Together: Defence Science and Technology Strategy.  

Join our team to undertake interesting work and be part of a culture that values inclusion and ongoing professional development.

The Role:

As a Senior Researcher you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of science in a nominated research discipline to international standards. You will conceive research problems and undertake original research to solve science and technology challenges for Defence.

As a Senior Technologist/Technician you will have the opportunity to implement scientific and engineering methodologies to solve problems of considerable complexity.

In these roles you will:

  • Collaborate with leading scientists within the science & technology enterprise on priority areas for Defence, building and sustaining a network of internal and external research partners across academia, industry and Government
  • Use your scientific knowledge and expertise to generate new knowledge to produce enhanced capability for clients and sponsors in a science capability
  • Deliver high quality scientific or engineering reports including briefs and presentations
  • Manage allocated resources, set work area priorities, manage workflows, develop strategies and evaluate business outcomes
  • Work collaboratively, operate as an effective team member and provide constructive feedback

We are looking to fill a number of roles which will contribute towards specialist based science & technology research. If you have the relevant skills and interest in any of the following positions, you are encouraged to apply.

HSW Positions
Senior Researchers – Information Integration
Senior Researcher – Electronic Protection
Senior Researcher – Autonomous Systems

AI Positions
Senior Researcher – Human-AI Teaming for Influence
Senior Researchers – Machine Learning and Computer Vision
Senior Researcher – Text Analytics

Space-Based Capability Positions

Senior Researcher – Space-based RF Modelling and Simulation
ISR sensing from space – RF Engineer

Merit Pool
A merit pool of suitable applicants will be created to fill current vacant positions. The merit pool may also be used for future positions in the event a position becomes vacant within the 12 months from gazettal date of this position.

About our Team

You will work in one of DSTG's Division.

Our Ideal Candidate
To succeed in these roles as a Senior Researcher or Senior Technologist/Technician, you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Science research and/or engineering or technical excellence relevant to the role
  • Ability to think strategically and operate with considerable autonomy to achieve corporate impact
  • Sound communication skills, both written and verbal, with an ability to foster effective stakeholder relationships
  • Adaptability and resilience in a dynamically changing environment
  • Working collaboratively in transdisciplinary teams, harnessing diverse views and encouraging an inclusive team culture
  • Commitment towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development

Application Closing Date: Monday 8 August 2022

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DSTG/03787/22 on https://defencecareers.nga.net.au/?jati=C73E55CD-6EA1-D381-386A-C8BD01D1DE6C.