First listed on: 18 April 2018

Research Leader - Airframe Technology and Safety

Executive Level 2 (S&T Level 8)
$165,431 - $180,991 (plus super)
Melbourne, VIC

• An opportunity to make a real difference working in partnership with Defence, industry and universities
• Lead scientific investigations into military aircraft accidents focusing on the creation and provision of safety related advice
• Grow your science achievements and reputation on a new global platform
Research Leader - Airframe Technology and Safety

The innovative use of existing technologies, novel application of new technologies, insightful development of new operating concepts and the application of advanced S&T will underpin Australian military aerospace leadership in developing and transitioning advanced capabilities.

The Defence Science and Technology Group is the Australian government's lead agency responsible for applying science and technology to safeguard Australia and its national interests. The DST vision is to be a world leader in defence science and technology – indispensable in transforming the Australian Defence Force and Australia’s national security.

As the Research Leader - Airframe Technology & Safety reporting to the Chief of Aerospace Division, you will lead a Major Science and Technology Capability. An opportunity to inspire staff to push the frontiers of science and technology, and work with experts at a conceptual level to create new scientific insights.

The Research Leader will leverage relevant and complementary internal and external capabilities by establishing effective and synergistic collaborations across MSTCs, Divisions, and with external partners. Key to success will be recognition of opportunities to work with external sources to further develop knowledge and capability for Defence.

We are looking for an internationally recognized science leader who will maintain awareness at a global level of developments in the field of Airframe Technology & Safety and be accountable for setting the standards for the quality of the S&T outputs.

Application Closing Date: Wednesday 16 May 2018

For a confidential discussion, please contact Larry Little on +61 0419 208 113

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DST/00874/18 on



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