With world class research facilities across Australia, DST Group delivers scientific support to Australian Defence Force (ADF) operations, advises government on Defence acquisitions, applies technologies to sustain current capabilities, and undertakes cutting edge research to safeguard Australia against future Defence and national security challenges.
DST has been supporting the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for more than 100 years with innovative technology solutions that deliver a capability edge. Our scientists, engineers and technical specialists collaborate with the ADF, academia, and industry to solve the most difficult and valued research challenges. With the rapid growth and evolution of highly complex technology systems, there has never been a more exciting time to apply your science, technology, engineering or mathematics skills and contribute to the creation of research knowledge and solutions within one of DST’s Major Science & Technology Capability research area.
Defence Science and Technology Group offers a 12-month graduate program consisting of two rotations across Major Science and Technology Capability areas within DST Group or more broadly in Defence. Applicants must have completed at a minimum a relevant science, technology, engineering or mathematics Honours degree within the last 2 years and want to further develop their research skills through a PhD supported by DST Group.
Research and Innovation Stream graduates will participate in a comprehensive tailored learning and development program that focuses on scientific leadership foundations, culture, and community to develop a deep understanding of the Defence science context and organisational strategy. This training is in addition any research domain specific training, conference attendances and familiarisation tour. It is expected that Research and Innovation graduates will further develop their research skills through a DST supported PhD within two or three years after the completion of the Graduate Program.
DST Group is seeking applications from Honours Graduates in the following areas:
Depending on your degree, Research and Innovation Stream graduates can expect to work on a number of cutting edge, challenging and varied roles including:
Ready to apply? Find out more about applying at the How to Apply page.
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