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Solve Australia’s greatest challenges through innovation, collaboration, and excellence.

We employ staff with science and technical backgrounds across all of our operations including:

  • scientific research
  • laboratory operations
  • communications
  • policy development
  • program delivery.

We offer a variety of interesting work and career progression opportunities.

We want people who are passionate about using their scientific expertise to support our work.

Find out about our current vacancies

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Students and graduates

CareerTrackers Indigenous Internships

We work closely with CareerTrackers, a national organisation that supports Indigenous university students. CareerTrackers links students with employers to take part in paid, multi-year internships.  The aim is for interns to gain full-time employment on completion of their studies.

Find out more about CareerTrackers.

Higher Degrees by Research

We support honours, masters and PhD students to complete a higher degree by research. This is done through partnerships with industry and universities.

Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Graduate Program Stream

Our work is incredibly diverse. As a graduate in our science stream, you will get to take full advantage of this through a variety of workplace rotations.

We also consider applications from the Australian Government Graduate Program’s STEM stream.

Find out more about our Graduate Program.

Some of our portfolio agencies also have graduate programs. Read more about specific portfolio graduate programs

Develop your career

Let your passion drive your career. Our scientists work in a range of roles. You will have opportunities to develop new skills through secondments. We work with the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, CSIRO and others.


We aim to be an employer of choice for scientists working in government. We provide ongoing professional development to support your chosen career direction.

Senior Leaders

We provide opportunities for scientists aspiring to senior leadership positions. We value scientific approaches to support decision-making.

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