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Defence Scientist - Radar Electronic Warfare

Location: Ottawa, ON
Salary: $35,105 to $84,814 (DS-02 to DS-04). The classification and salary of Defence Scientists are based on the current state of professional development of the individual. The salary is currently augmented by a terminable allowance of $8,000 annually (pro-rated). We are recruiting at the levels of DS-02 to DS-04 with salary based on academic qualifications and years of relevant experience.
Closing Date: March 29, 2004  Useful Information
Reference Number: DND84851TTHP32

Permanent position.

The position is located within the following governmental organization: Department of National Defence

Who Can Apply

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Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Travel costs for interviews and relocation costs will be paid by the Department of National Defence.


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Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.


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English or French essential


Graduation or near completion of a Master’s or Doctoral degree from a recognized university with a specialization in Computer or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related area.


A broadly based background in electronics is required with experience in complex hardware and software system design and analysis.

Work Environment

Defence Research & Deveopment Canada (DRDC), the Research and Development Agency of the Department of National Defence, is respected internationally for the quality of its R&D and has a long history of excellence in scientific research, contributing to the success of Canadian military operations.

Defence R&D Canada is currently recruiting Defence Scientists (DS) for our Radar Electronic Warfare (REW) section, at our research centre, DRDC Ottawa, located at 3701 Carling Avenue.
We offer:
The opportunity to work on a wide variety of challenging problems
State-of-the-art equipment and software tools
A stimulating campus environment
The opportunity for collaboration within the international defence R&D community
The possibility of continuing academic studies


Scientists in the REW section undertake research and development in passive intercept of radar signals, electronic intelligence, threat alert, electronic countermeasures and counter-terrorism technologies for the Canadian Forces.

The incumbent will:
Participate in a program of applied research and development aimed at improving the performance of electronic warfare systems and subsystems.
Conduct research in the field of passive sensing of radar emissions and countermeasures against radar systems, with emphasis on the design and evaluation of advanced equipment – high-speed, wide-bandwidth analog and digital subsystems in combination with microwave technologies.
Participate in international activities, such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States).
Provide consultative assistance to the Canadian Forces on current and future problems related to the operation and enhancement of electronic warfare systems and subsystems.
Define, implement and monitor supporting contracts with industries and universities, as part of the research effort.
Assist in the planning of the research activities.
Document results of research and development activities through internal reports and external publications.
Perform oral presentations on a routine basis.
Supervise technical personnel involved in the work.

Additional Requirements / Comments

Condition of employment:
Secret security clearance - this factor is not used at the preselection stage. Security clearance is the responsibility of the department.

Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency.

An eligibility list may be established for the staffing of future similar vacancies.

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Your resume must clearly demonstrate that you meet all the requirements.

Candidates who meet the above criteria will also be assessed against the Statement of Qualifications for this position.

We thank all those who apply.
Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the departmental official of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

How to Apply

Send your CV including a copy of your last year’s university transcript as well as a list of your publications, quoting Reference DND84851TTHP32 to:
Keely Gregory
Human Resources Assistant
DRDC Ottawa
3701 Carling Avenue
Ottawa ON

Fax: 613-991-9218

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