The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) is part of the Australian Department of Defence dedicated to providing science and technology support for Australia’s defence and national security needs. DST Group is a national leader in safeguarding Australia by delivering valued scientific advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security.
DST Group requires an experienced Formulation Scientist in the field of underwater surface coatings to undertake novel research into the surface coatings used on Defence platforms to enhance capability. The successful candidate will work in the Specialised Coatings Technology Group at the DST Group site located at Fishermans Bend, Melbourne.
The work will have a laboratory-based focus with a small component of fieldwork. Surface coatings will be formulated, applied and tested. A number of key projects will be undertaken simultaneously with some supervision.
As the Surface Coatings Formulation Specialist, you will undertake high-quality research into the formulation, manufacture and application of novel coatings for Defence platforms and will test them against standard coating specifications. The focus will be on the formulation of flexible underwater coatings and foul-release coatings.
This is a full-time contract role commencing in March 2019 until March 2021 with two by 12 months possible extensions to the contract.
Some of the tasks associated with this role include:
To be considered for this unique opportunity you MUST BE AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN and you must have experience in the Formulation and Application of two-pack polyurethane coatings and acrylic coatings.
Other requirements include:
To apply for this role, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below and send your updated resume with a covering letter addressing the selection criteria to CS Executive Group. For a confidential discussion about this role, please call 03 9516 0100 during office hours and +61 3 411 197 171 after hours.
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