Whatever your science background-chemistry, biology, economics, physics, geology or mathematics, DND employs Defence Scientists for a variety of research and development areas.
Defence Scientists work at Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency of DND with an annual budget of $300 million. DRDC operates seven research centres across Canada, each with a unique combination of expertise and facilities to carry out world-class research and development. The mission of DRDC is to ensure that the Canadian Forces (CF) remains scientifically and operationally relevant. DRDC actively collaborates with industry, international allies, academia, other government departments and the national security community.
Defence Scientists perform laboratory experiments, research global trends and developments in their field of expertise, engage in modeling and simulation exercises and provide recommendations to senior management on research and development issues, to name a few.
Generally, applicants need a Master's or Doctoral degree from a recognized university and, depending on the position, previous research experience may also be required.
Defence Scientists are classified in the DS occupational group.
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