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Physicists

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)


£26,000
Porton Down, Wiltshire

These are key roles within our Threat Evaluation Group. We're looking for people with a strong scientific or technical background to help assess threat weapon systems and aid the development of tactics and countermeasures for UK forces. There will be one post in the Electro-Optic Threat Team (EOT) and one in the Maritime Non-acoustics Team (MNA).

You will:
  • Evaluate Electronics and Electro-Optical systems (EOT)
  • Conduct laboratory and field experiments and analyse results
  • Present results to small audiences
  • Develop a deep understanding of underwater processes (MNA)
  • Conduct software development and modelling
You'll need:
  • Physics degree or equivalent (or closely related subject)
  • Understanding of labview, matlab or similar
  • Familiarity with data analysis
  • Hands-on knowledge of lasers and EO experimentation would be an advantage (EOT)
  • Working knowledge of Ocean Physics and/or Hydrodynamics would be an advantage (MNA)

Dstl is one of the principal government organisations dedicated to science and technology in the defence and security field. We work with the best people with the best ideas around the world - from very small companies to world-class universities, huge defence companies… even other nations. Together we develop battle-winning technologies, based on deep and widespread research, supporting UK military operations now and in the future.

Job reference: 24338. Closing date: 19 February, 2013. Interview Date: 8 March, 2013. Open to UK Nationals only.

Please go to www.dstl.gov.uk/vacancies to download a Dstl Application Form. Email this in MS Word format to HR Business Services dstlrecruitment@dstl.gov.uk quoting the vacancy reference in the subject line

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory - Maximising the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the UK.


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