Dstl Noise & Vibration Scientist/Hearing Scientists

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Physical Sciences Group


Contract Type

£30,646 - £49,263

Closing Date
29 May 2023

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Job summary

Physical Sciences Group (PSG) is looking for a scientifically talented and knowledgeable individual with a background in Physics, Acoustics, Noise and Vibration or Hearing Sciences, to apply their skills and expertise to address the challenges relating to Noise and Vibration in the military environment, in support of military end users, and Defence as a whole.

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This battlefield acoustics capability covers a wide remit, and presents a unique opportunity for you to broaden your experience in the field of airborne acoustics. It also requires you to have an enthusiasm for both research and real world applications, and an interest in problem solving, to operate in a diverse and technically demanding programme of work to deliver for UK Defence and its international partners.

Noise and Vibration is known to have a detrimental effect on the performance and well-being of people, and by its very nature, military equipment create some of the most challenging Noise and Vibration environments in which people can be required to operate. It is therefore imperative that the armed forces personnel working within these places are properly protected and exposure reduced to acceptable levels. Failure to do this will both affect the well-being of personnel, and reduce the MOD’s ability to deliver a world class military capability. We are looking to recruit scientists to lead and/or support Dstl’s response to this challenge, seeking to maintain the health and well-being of our armed forces by developing and maintaining technical solutions and approaches and through clear and concise guidance and advice that ensures that our stakeholders are able to comply with Noise and Vibration legislation.

Your starting role will depend on your level of experience, but you will be supported to develop additional technical skills and specialism in both Noise and Vibration and Hearing Sciences. This will include working closely with industry, academia, and international partners to apply your current knowledge and experience, and to continuously improve.