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ACIAR Graduate (Work Experience) Program 2019 intake

ACIAR Graduate, Sam Coggins (second left) with researchers at a soil laboratory at the Department of Agriculture Research in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.

The purpose of this position is to provide a unique work experience opportunity for a young Australian graduate with an interest in international agricultural research and policy development within ACIAR.

The graduate will be mentored for the duration of the program by a number of Research Program Managers (RPM) from different disciplines.

This position is specifically targeted as a 12-month graduate position. It will provide an experience for the graduate to enable the development for possible roles within international agricultural research institutions in Australia and internationally or the broader public service as opportunities become available.

ACIAR has two positions available for our 2019 intake. We are looking for individuals who have completed studies in agricultural sciences such as livestock systems, fisheries, veterinary science, animal/health/nutrition, crops, horticulture, agronomy.

The position has responsibility for assisting Research Program Managers (RPMs) with developing and supporting a portfolio of research for development projects commissioned by ACIAR. The projects involve research institutions in Australia, developing countries and International Agricultural Research Centres carrying out agricultural research within ACIAR's geographical mandate area.

The position will provide the opportunity to improve project management and coordination skills for the graduate.  You will work in small teams consisting of RPMs and Program Support Officers (PSOs). You may be required to travel overseas to assist in the delivery of program objectives, however, the amount of travel and opportunity will be determined upon assignment.  Please see our Graduate page and recent blog post by our current Grad Rebecca Cotton.

Classification: APS4, 12-month non-ongoing contract

Salary:  $65,132 per annum, plus 15.4% super (expected 2% salary increase December 2018)

Contact:  Ms Sharyn Turner:  Ph  0262170556  or email  Sharyn.Turner [at] aciar.gov.au

Applications:  Should be emailed in one attachment (please do not send multiple attachments) in Word or PDF file to the HR Manager, Sharyn.Turner [at] aciar.gov.au by the closing date.  Applications should include a Personal Particulars form, a two-page‘ sales pitch’ detailing how you believe your qualifications, experience and ambition meet the requirements of the role and a CV with contact details of two referees (at least 1 referee should be an academic supervisor/lecturer).

Closing Date: Thursday 1 November 2018

Eligibility:  You must be an Australian Citizen and completed your undergraduate degree at the time of application.