AI & Data Science Specialists


Be part of a new Dstl AI & Data Team in Newcastle.

Have you heard that Dstl is establishing a new team focussed on artificial intelligence and data science in Newcastle? Are you interested in being part of a new and unique team in a domain which is in growing demand across Defence and Security?

We are looking for hard working Individuals to undertake data science and artificial intelligence related research to help enable Defence to turn data into information advantage and to accelerate the responsible adoption of artificial intelligence across Defence.


We are seeking:

  • AI Researchers
  • Data Scientists
  • Data Engineers
  • Systems thinkers


In these roles you will:

  • Work on a variety of exciting and challenging problems that owing to their sensitivity cannot be done elsewhere.
  • Make a difference and have pride in what you do; our work improves the front-line capability of the UK Armed Forces, keeps British citizens safe and support national prosperity.
  • Form links across Government, industry and academia. Work with an array of partners both at home and abroad including the Armed Forces, other Government departments and industry.
  • Develop your career in exciting new areas that are growing to meet ground breaking challenges.


We are looking for someone who has:

  • The ability of developing positive and effective working relationships with internal colleagues and external stakeholders, partners and suppliers
  • Able to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Have the ability to think systematically, logically and creatively.
  • A strong focus on learning new skills and techniques in order to keep current and continue their own professional development.
  • The ability to work collaboratively to deliver results.
  • A desire to deliver world-class science and technology with the sole purpose of keeping the UK, our armed forces, security services, and our citizens, safe and secure.
  • The ability to be innovative, collaborative and impactful.


We really want to see your CV!

Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution.

We actively encourage and welcome applications from those who work alternative working patterns (part-time, job share, term-time only etc.), Please be prepared to discuss this if you are selected for interview. You can also discuss your working pattern with the recruiting line manager or talent acquisition adviser at the application stage if preferred.

We particularly welcome female and BAME applicants and those from the LGBTQI community, as they are under-represented within Dstl at these levels.


More Info:

Salary: £32,626 - £57,480 - Salary will be dependent on skills and experience

Level 5 Salary: £32,626 - £38,066

Level 6 Salary: £40,514 - £47,007

Level 7 Salary: £50,644 - £57,480