First listed on: 28 November 2019
Research Leader Aerospace Capability Analysis

Executive Level 2 (S&T Level 8)
$170,427 - $186,456 (plus super)
Fishermans Bend, VIC

The Research Leader - Aerospace Capability Analysis reports to the Chief of Joint and Operations Analysis Division, and under broad guidance is responsible for leading the Aerospace Capability Analysis Major Science & Technology Capability (MSTC), which is comprised of several component Science and Technology Capabilities (STC), and managing the “raise, train and sustain” function for the MSTC.  The Research Leader will have developed an international reputation for excellence in a specific field of science & technology, and have extensive experience, awareness and knowledge across a broad range of science applied to Defence.

The Research Leader will lead and inspire their staff to push the frontiers of science and technology, and work with the STC experts at a conceptual level to create new scientific insights.  They will maintain awareness of developments in the field of Aerospace Capability Analysis, will review reports and publications prepared by staff and will be accountable for setting the standards for the quality of the S&T outputs of the Aerospace Capability Analysis MSTC.

The Research Leader will provide leadership to the Aerospace Capability Analysis MSTC by providing the vision, guidance, direction, coordination and collaboration necessary to ensure the capability of the MSTC can be harnessed for the delivery of agreed outputs to Defence.  They will draw together and lead diverse strands of capability as teams to create opportunities for system breakthroughs. The Research Leader will be responsible for the development of the people in the Aerospace Capability Analysis MSTC, and will provide effective supervision of the STC leaders and any Principal Scientists to ensure that all the staff in the MSTC contribute effectively to the output of the Aerospace Capability Analysis MSTC.

The Research Leader will have a sound understanding of Defence client priorities and associated requirements and will achieve outcomes which meet customer needs.  The Research Leader will maintain connections to relevant and complementary MSTCs, will enable the development of effective collaborative linkages, and facilitate the creation of cross-MSTC and cross-Divisional teams.  They will recognise opportunities from external sources to further develop knowledge for Defence, and will build and maintain strong relationships with a network of external stakeholders in industry, universities and overseas organisations.

Application Closing Date: Wednesday 18 December, 2019                    

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DST/05033/19 on


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