Welcome to Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

At the Defence Science and technology Laboratory (Dstl) we work to harness S&T (Science and Technology) to protect our nation – bringing together the best people, with the best ideas, in sometimes unexpected ways.

It’s unique and fascinating work. We provide the UK government with specialist science and technology research, advice and analysis. That makes what we do often sensitive or international in nature. Much is operationally critical and has the potential to save many lives. All of it is incredible.

We work with lots of other incredible people too – from small companies and world-class universities to large defence companies and other nations. Together, we develop battle-winning technologies, based on deep and widespread research, to support UK military operations now and in the future.

For ambitious, motivated and curious graduates, it’s the chance to work on mind-blowing projects in a truly unique environment.
Find out where you’ll fit in.


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Job Opportunities

Precision Time & Frequency Scientists/Engineers

  • South West England
  • 04 Jun 2020

Precision Time & Frequency Scientists/Engineers £39,500 - £63,500 depending on experiencePermanent Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire Ref: 1625614 Closing Date: 7 July 2019Do you want to deliver Quantum Sensing and precision Time and Frequency solutions for the UK armed forces?  Quantum Technologies and precise clocks could provide unprecedented levels of performance against previously undetectable targets and navigation in the absence of conventional GNSS.  We are looking for experts to join our team and help to make these technologies operate in the harsh, challenging environments that military vehicles and people operate in.  - How do you...

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