Dstl Acoustical Oceanography Scientist

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Physical Sciences Group


Contract Type

£26,305 - £39,893

Closing Date
29 May 2023

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Job summary

The Physical Sciences Group (PSG) is looking for a motivated and talented individual with a background in physical oceanography and interest in acoustics. The successful applicant will also have an enthusiasm for scientific research and its real world applications to deliver acoustic and environmental capability in the Underwater Battlespace for UK Defence and its international partners.

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The Acoustical Oceanographer will conduct research and help develop tools to enable the Royal Navy (RN) to achieve information advantage through a tactical understanding of the environment. Research will involve utilising real world measurements from unmanned vehicles, on-board sensors, remote sensing, and float data in combination with modelled environmental products. Using modelling and trials you will help ensure that the effects of mesoscale and sub-mesoscale oceanography on acoustics and other aspects of RN operations, as well as sensor and platform performance are well characterised. This work will be used to aid RN operators in tactical decision-making.

You will be accountable to the internal Dstl research programme and its wider Ministry of Defence (MOD) stakeholders to develop the UK MOD’s underwater acoustics capability. To deliver this you may be required to work in cross-cutting project teams within Dstl as well as partners in other government departments, industry, and academia. As you progress you will use your expertise to advise and support decision makers throughout Defence procurement and Navy Command.