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Mathematician - Mathematical Scientist

As a Mathematician in Dstl you’ll be part of a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team. Leading research and development activities, you’ll support a wide range of Dstl’s projects including forensic intelligence, threat assessment, data processing and analysis. You’ll be involved in research, testing and analysis across a variety of domains.

The role

You’ll have the freedom, support and responsibility to deliver and contribute to innovative, creative and highly meaningful research. The impact you’ll make in protecting the UK will be far reaching - more than you could ever imagine.

Providing vital technical expertise in mathematical areas, you’ll have the chance to create a rounded skill set in a state of the art field and you can expect to be deployed on exciting projects across a number of domains, collaborating with other researchers in the MOD and wider Government, as well as with Industry, Academia and abroad.

You will work with a growing team of researchers in a variety of roles across several different projects. Roles could include developing new software tools to support the critical research we undertake; providing technical partnering to industry and academia; developing new algorithms as well as implementing bespoke methods to analyse data.


  • Undertake technical research and development to support a wide range of projects across Dstl;
  • Contribute to development of MOD’s AI & Machine learning capability;
  • Provide impartial advice and support to senior Dstl staff and MOD partners to enable them to make informed decisions;
  • Support the long term prosperity of the UK with benefit to UK Defence and security capabilities;



Educated to degree level or higher in mathematics or a relevant scientific discipline with sufficient mathematical/statistical content.


A higher degree (MSc or PhD or other)

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