The Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) is part of the Australian Department of Defence and dedicated to providing science and technology support for Australia’s defence and national security needs.
This is a full-time Fixed Term Tenure that will ideally commence in early December 2019 and conclude in early December 2021. Benefits include paid annual leave, sick leave and public holidays.
DST Group requires an Instrumental Chemist (graduates with experience encouraged to apply) to support their ongoing work programs within the Chemical Biological Protection and Detection Group. The successful candidate will assist with the assessment and effectiveness of commercial-off-the-shelf detection and protection solutions against chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals. You will also investigate and develop new solutions specific for Australian Defence Force and National Security needs.
Ultimately, the Instrumental Chemist will primarily support the technical spectroscopic evaluation of highly toxic chemicals for development of new techniques and testing regimes with alternate light sources.
In addition, you will also support the development and application of spectroscopy techniques using Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) for sensitive detection of highly toxic chemicals.
Some of the tasks associated with this role include:
The majority of work will be conducted in Melbourne. However, the person may be required to travel to Brisbane to undertake work at University of Queensland, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and Queensland Police HQ.
The nature of this work shall require the successful candidate to undergo significant induction training wearing a full face respirator as well as the use and handling of highly toxic chemicals.
To be considered for this unique opportunity to work alongside Australia’s top scientists, YOU MUST BE AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN.
You will also need to meet the following criteria:
Applicants being considered for shortlisting for this role will be asked by CS Executive Group to complete formal selection criteria.
To have a confidential discussion about this contract role please call our office on 03 9516 0100 (8 am–5:30 pm, Mon–Fri). After Hours please call 0438 620 434.
To apply, please click the “Apply Now” button to send your resume and a covering letter to CS Executive Group.
CS Executive Group would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of correspondence our recruitment team receives on a daily basis, we genuinely cannot respond to each application—only those applicants being considered for shortlisting as candidates are contacted.
If on this occasion you’re unsuccessful, your details will be added to our Talent Pool database for other suitable roles.