The Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) 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.
DSTG require an experienced Scientist / Chemist to research and formulate paints to be 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 R&D Specialist, you will undertake high-quality research into the formulation, manufacture and application of novel paints for Defence platforms and will test them against standard coating specifications. The focus will be on the formulation of coatings containing specialised pigments and polymers.
Benefits of employment under a fixed-term tenure by CS Executive Group include paid annual leave, sick leave, and public holidays. Alternatively, under a contract based solely on hours worked a higher hourly rate of pay can be provided through casual employment. This role will ideally commence in July this year until mid-May 2023. There is an option for a further 12 months extension or parts thereof to mid-May 2024.
Some of the tasks associated with this role include:
To be considered for this unique opportunity you MUST BE AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN and will need to meet the following criteria:
Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the full selection criteria.
If you would like to know more about this unique opportunity please call Jo on 0411 197 171.
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.