Space & Strategic Sensors Scientist - Fareham, UK

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Fareham, UK
£30,889 - £42,000 depending on experience + benefits
Sep 12, 2016
Sep 30, 2016
Physics, Other, Space science
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Position Type
Full Time

Space & Strategic Sensors Scientist
Portsdown West, Fareham

£30,889 - £42,000 depending on experience + benefits
Ref: 1506882

Dstl is responsible for designing, developing and applying the very latest in science and technology for the benefit of UK defence and security, across government. We work with the best people with the best ideas around the world – from very small companies to world-class universities, huge defence companies and sometimes other nations.

Whether you’re currently in industry or academia, you could make a big contribution to the MoD’s Space and Strategic Programmes. As a Space & Strategic Sensors Scientist, you’ll have an exciting opportunity to work at the cutting-edge of sensor systems architecture modelling and analysis. Using your knowledge of modelling techniques, you’ll provide technical analysis in the field of RF architectures and sensor systems applied to Space Situational Awareness and Strategic Missile Defence. You’ll help various teams, groups and departments, oversee colleagues’ work and produce reports and presentations. By building great working relationships and mentoring others, you’ll boost the team’s modelling capability.

Ideally, you’ll have experience of modelling and assessing defence systems. You’ll certainly be familiar with mathematical modelling techniques and software (particularly Matlab). You’ll also have a good grasp of the space environment, Astrophysics, basic Orbital Mechanics and the principles behind radar systems. This expertise comes with logical thinking, teamwork skills and a natural talent for solving problems. Experience in code development would be an advantage.

Along with a competitive salary, we offer flexible working, smart and home working, child care vouchers, on-site gyms and restaurants, generous leave and excellent learning and development opportunities – as well as a good pension scheme.

To find out more about this role and the work of Dstl, please go to Civil Service Jobs by clicking on the 'Apply' button and search for the vacancy reference 1506882. Follow the instructions to apply.

Closing date: 30 September 2016