With world-class research facilities across Australia, DST 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.
DST offers a 12-month graduate program consisting of two rotations across Science and Technology capability areas within Defence. Candidates must have completed a minimum of a relevant Honours degree with no more than 2-years relevant experience and want to further develop their research skills through a DST supported PhD in the future.
Defence offers a generous remuneration package, conditions of service and leave benefits that will contribute to you enjoying a happy work-life balance. Graduates who complete the program are able to apply for study assistance, including financial reimbursement and study leave, to pursue further studies (i.e. postgraduate programs including a PhD).
DST has graduate opportunities available in the following discipline areas:
The Defence Science and Technology Pathway offers opportunities in the following job stream: