Employer directory Physics World  February 2019

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is all about innovation and multidisciplinary creativity. We’re responsible for designing, developing and applying the very latest in science and technology to protect the UK.

Why work for us

Working with other government departments, universities and businesses, we develop battle-winning technologies that support UK military operations – now and into the future.

At Dstl, you’ll find a workforce of respected scientists and professionals who specialize in many different science, technology and related disciplines. Our team collaborates on research and projects with some of the most talented professionals and academics in the world.

Training and development

We offer an extensive range of technical and professional training that’s relevant for your career and your future ambitions, delivered both in-house and externally. We’ll support you with chartership and accreditation and fund up to two professional memberships for you each year.

Graduate schemes

We’re looking for innovative, enthusiastic STEM graduates to join our business.

You will work on a wide variety of projects – no day is the same as the one before. You will take vital capabilities and push them to their limits, using creativity and innovation to solve real-world problems for real-world customers. We work at the forefront of defence research and innovation, which is a dynamic and rapidly evolving environment. Quite simply, this is work that you cannot do anywhere else.

What we are looking for

We’re always looking for the best technical and scientific minds to join us in a range of roles, at all levels across Dstl. You’ll need a relevant qualification in your field and a flair for solving problems. But above all, you must want to make a difference now and in the future. Your work here will make a valuable contribution to addressing the ever-changing challenges faced by UK Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence and the UK government.


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