Dstl Acoustics Scientists

Closing Date
3 August 2021

Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) has vacancies for up to 70 Scientists suiting graduates through to experienced scientists and engineers (all STEM subjects) including Scientists with experience or an interest in developing knowledge in Sonar and Underwater Acoustics.

More details here https://bit.ly/3gwrTwT

Dstl is the science, technology and engineering arm of the UK’s Ministry of Defence. At Dstl, we harness science and technology to protect our nation – bringing together the best people with the best ideas, and applying them in unexpected ways. Because we provide the UK government with specialist science and technology research, advice and analysis, what we do is often sensitive and collaborative. Much of our work is operationally critical and has the potential to save many lives.

Together with other forward-thinking organisations around the country and overseas, we conduct leading weapons and UK military platforms research, and support UK Operations now and into the future. Here, you’ll contribute to providing threat assessments and undertake research and development to support and evolve UK Armed Forces capabilities to protect the UK and its allies. It means applying your skills and knowledge to advance the tools, techniques and tradecraft we use.

Acoustics & Sonar

Does Acoustics sound like something you are interested in? Does Sonar whet your appetite? Dstl provides Science and Technology to the critical underwater domain.

As an Acoustics & Sonar Scientist at Dstl you could, develop an understanding of Submarine Operations and on board systems and take part in trials and system acceptance activities aboard Royal Navy and research vessels. Or you could analyse the acoustic signatures produced by surface ships, submarines and aircraft to enable you to develop systems and technologies to better detect opponent ships and submarines or to help make our Royal Navy submarines the quietest on the planet.

This could mean designing, developing, testing, and demonstrating mathematical or physical models, signal processing schemes, and algorithms, for passive and active sonar solutions and acoustic signature control solutions, to maintain UK advantage for the detection, classification, localisation and tracking of mobile and static underwater targets, such as submarines and mines, and unfettered operation in the underwater environment.

This work has a high impact on MOD decision making for current and future Royal Navy platforms during a time of accelerated development of underwater science and technology.

Apply before Midday on Tuesday 3rd August 2021