First listed on: 13 May 2022
Acoustic Materials Specialist 

APS Level 4/5-6 (S&T Level 3-4)
$69,811 - $95,873 (plus super)
Fishermans Bend – VIC 

The Role
The successful candidate will contribute to the development and scientific understanding of advanced materials for marine acoustic applications. Under limited supervision, they will carry out modelling and computer-based simulations of acoustic interactions with marine materials for Defence applications, and perform experimental measurements to verify the modelling predictions.

Their main duties will be:

  • Develop or implement physical models of interactions between acoustic energies and materials in the marine environment, using numerical modelling methods to characterise acoustic material behaviour.
  • Design and undertake precision laboratory measurements using a range of advanced acoustic experimental systems.
  • Acquire and analyse data and communicate the results via oral presentations and written reports.

About our Team
DST Group's Maritime Division provides scientific and technical (S&T) expertise to deliver the capability edge to the warfighter and enhance the operational performance and survivability of defence platforms in the maritime domain.

The Acoustic Signature Management branch of Maritime Division provides Australia’s primary S&T capability for the management and control of acoustic signatures of defence platforms and the hydrodynamic, propulsion, and manoeuvring performance of ships and submarines.

The Acoustic Material Systems team carries out S&T to enable Defence to develop and apply innovative materials technologies for acoustic signature management of current and future maritime platforms. The group also draws on its multidisciplinary materials science expertise to assure safety, minimise cost of ownership, and maximise availability of defence platforms. The team has significant expertise in maritime composite materials as well as in advanced techniques for materials characterisation.

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a capable and enthusiastic scientist or engineer, and who would thrive in the Defence Science environment. 

They will have a strong track record of high academic achievement, as well as proven experience in physics-based modelling and experimental science, particularly with a background in materials or acoustics. 

Their verbal and written English will be at a high level. They will have excellent communication skills, with experience in presentations, demonstrations, and written work. They will seek opportunities to improve themselves, and to expand their knowledge in both their technical field, as well as how their work contributes to the team and the broader organisation. 

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to operate outside their comfort zone and show flexibility to best contribute to their team and collaborate with external partners. They will exemplify the Defence values of Service, Courage, Respect, Integrity and Excellence.

Application closing date: Friday the 10th of June 2022

For further information please review the job information pack, Reference DSTG/01471/22 on


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