First listed on: 17 December 2021
Science and Technology Research Leader - Joint Warfare Operations 


Executive Level 2 (S&T Level 8)
$177,313 - $193,989 (plus super)
Adelaide - SA

The Role

In this role you will provide the vision, guidance and direction to harness the ability of your team, enhance Australian Defence Force (ADF) capability and deliver agreed outputs to Defence. You will lead a science team which enhances and supports planning and preparation for, and employment of the integrated forces in current and future operations and enable the ADF to achieve a capability edge in decision making at the strategic and operational level.

Using your experience, awareness and knowledge across a broad range of science, you will provide expert, impartial and timely advice which will impact current and future ADF capabilities. This is a diverse team which includes the following:

  • Research into digital transformation of C2 information systems, modernising technology to enhance agility of operational Headquarters
  • Social and behavioural sciences research to shape Defence thinking about influence operations, effect, concepts and capabilities
  • Advanced analytics for machine-enabled planning and decision making
  • Operations analysis and research into socio-technical systems to inform headquarters and warfighter decision making

You will develop an understanding of ADF priorities and select the best scientific methods and solutions to meet their needs. Your team will provide support to Headquarters Joint Operations Command and subordinate commands, Special Operations Command, and across the Joint community. You will also maintain connections and collaborate with relevant and complementary teams across DSTG.

We also have another two roles on offer which may be of interest to you. Please click the job title for further information. They are:

Science and Technology Research Leader - Maritime Capability Analysis

Science and Technology Program Leader - Integrated Force

About our Team
Joint and Operations Analysis Division support the decision making of the Department of Defence, through the use of mathematical modelling, military experimentation and judgement based analysis. We draw upon our diverse backgrounds, skills experience and knowledge to provide a capability edge to Defence across the strategic, operational and tactical level. Our team commits to excellence in science and supports a diverse, professional and safe environment for our people. We are guided by the Defence Values and Behaviours and promote a culture which values the contribution of all team members. We provide professional development opportunities allowing our team to maintain an industry advantage. Our Team offers the opportunity for a long-standing career where you will be supported to grow and develop through innovation, teamwork and leadership.

Our Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role we able to influence and develop strategies, polices, priorities and operations practices in support of Defence objectives. You will be a recognised international authority and will have the ability to apply and develop innovative techniques to enhance Defence’s capability, have knowledge relating to the methodology, systems and procedures within the scientific field and have the ability to translate this into strategy.

We are looking for a collaborator you will, initiate, establish and maintain strong relationships with a network of internal and external stakeholders, providing then with high quality strategic advice, recognising shared agendas and working towards mutually beneficial outcomes.

As a demonstrated people manager you will influence a positive culture amongst the team, empower them to succeed, proactively build a high performing team of experts and identify opportunities for team building capability and continuous improvement.

Application Closing Date: Monday 24 January, 2022

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DSTG/07038/21, on


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