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

Our staff with science and technical backgrounds work across our operations including:

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

We want people who are passionate about using science to support our work. We tackle climate change, energy, environmental, and water challenges.

Find out more about 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 Graduate Program includes a STEM Stream. We also consider applications from the Australian Government Graduate Program’s STEM stream.

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

Find out more about our Graduate Program.

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority also runs a graduate program, find out more.

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 Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, 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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