Press release

Dstl is looking for out-of-this-world space scientists to join its programme

From graduate jobs, to experienced experts, it really is rocket science at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

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As part of the £50 million Space Programme launched recently at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the Space team will be expanding. A number of roles are available, which offer a chance to deliver high-impact science and technology for the defence and security of the UK.

Working as part of a team you will contribute to, and lead, space-related research activities within Dstl’s Space Programme. You will also work with our international partners and suppliers to ensure Ministry of Defence (MOD) stakeholders are able to make informed decisions.

Find out about Dstl’s latest roles on the Civil Service jobs site.

Michael O’Callaghan, who leads Dstl’s Space Programme, is keen to attract the best candidates. He said:

These are some really exciting opportunities and it’s exactly the right time to be involved. Dstl’s Space Programme continues to grow in recognition of its importance in answering some of defence’s most pressing questions. Many people grow up dreaming of working in this area, and this is the chance to do exactly that across a very diverse space portfolio from tracking objects in space, to helping develop future demonstrator missions.

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Published 6 October 2017