19 days old


La Spezia, Liguria 19126
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Are you an Engineer or a Scientist willing to work for NATO STO-CMRE within a Maritime Scientific Environment?

If the answer is yes, go here to access the vacancies for scientists advertised by the NATO STO-CMRE.                  


The Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) is part of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO). The mission of the STO is to help position both national and NATO science and technology investments as a strategic enabler and technology advantage for the defence and security posture of NATO Allies and partners.

The Centre conducts scientific research and technology development and delivers innovative field-tested S&T solutions to address the defence and security needs of the Alliance.


The Engineering & Information Technology Division (EITD) is essential to delivering the Centre’s Programme of Work, complementing and supporting the other main organizational element, the Research Division (RD). The EITD addresses the engineering and technological requirements of the Centre's research activity, by designing, developing, constructing, testing, maintaining, repairing and calibrating acoustical, oceanographic, electronic and mechanical assemblies, especially prototypes, including hardware and software information technology (IT) equipment and applications. A primary activity for the EITD in the recent years has been the development and operation of a variety of unmanned underwater or surface vehicles.


The Research Division conducts multidisciplinary theoretical, numerical and experimental research in the fields of: acoustic signal processing, physical and dynamic oceanography, control theory, data mining, fusion and algorithm development.


What do we offer?


  • A world class research facility located in the sea port of La Spezia, Italy supported by two specialised research vessels. 
  • An exciting place in which to work situated at an ideal location, the port of La Spezia, Italy, enabling synergy with regional and global academic institutes and industry.
  • Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the NATO Civilian Personnel Regulations (NCPR), which includes a rewarding salary and a comprehensive system of allowances, supplements and insurances to support families and, in case of expatriated staff, offers an interesting “expatriate” package. 
  • A generous annual leave and, (where eligible) home leave.
  • The successful candidate will be offered a three years’ definite duration contract which may be renewed for subsequent periods subject to business needs, satisfactory performance and the need to rotate skills and talent within the Organization.
  • Applicants who prove to be competent for the post but who are not successful in this competition may be offered an appointment to another post of a similar nature, which might become vacant in the near future, albeit at the same or a lower grade, provided they meet the necessary requirements.

Recruitment process

  • Please note that we can only accept applications from nationals of NATO member countries.
  • Applications (including an electronic version of the CV, the most relevant publications, the diplomas – stating the highest level of education) for this vacancy are to be submitted using the E-recruitment system.
  • Appointment will be subject to receipt of a security clearance (provided by the national Authorities of the selected candidate) and approval of the candidate’s medical file by the CMRE Medical Adviser.

 Additional Information

  • CMRE values diverse backgrounds and perspectives and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce. We welcome applications of nationals from all Member States and strongly encourage women to apply.
  • Selected candidates are expected to be role models of integrity, and to promote good governance through ongoing efforts in their work.


Posted: 2019-10-28 Expires: 2019-11-27

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