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Current Vacancies

Job Name Employment Type Close Date Action
Graduate Research Officer - Research Program Employment TypeNon-ongoing - 12 months Close Date24-Sep-2023 11:59PM Apply Now
Temporary employment register
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The ACIAR Temporary Employment Register is now open for candidates to register their interest for non-ongoing/casual employment.

Submitting an application

To submit an application for a current vacancy, please select the relevant job and click apply to complete the online application form. As part of the application, you will be required to upload the following PDF documents:

  • concise resume
  • A Statement of Claims that addresses why you are the right person, what you can offer, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are relevant to the role, taking the "selection criteria" and word limit identified in the advertisement into account. Please note: You can directly enter your statement of claims in the online application form within the "Covering letter" field or upload a PDF. You are not required to do both.
  • Educational qualifications. Only upload if outlined as a mandatory requirement of the role.

Within the application form, you will need to provide the details of two referees who can attest to and validate your credentials and suitability for the role.

Employment policies

ACIAR is committed to providing an inclusive working environment that values diversity and supports staff to reach their full potential. We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, and people from other diverse backgrounds. We support flexible work practices and the professional development of our employees.

If you need any assistance applying for a job, using our website or have any feedback please contact us.

Selection process

The agency’s selection processes are governed by the requirements of the Public Service Act 1999 and adhere to the APS valuesAPSC recruitment and selection guidelines. Candidates are judged individually against the relevant selection criteria as well as comparatively against other candidates for the position. The selection committee, usually three members, will determine an applicants’ comparative merit for the position based on their application, performance at interview and comments from referees.

Recruitment process

The below documents will provide you with information about the ACIAR recruitment process and working with us.


Acknowledgement of applications

We do not acknowledge applications as a general rule but we would like to thank you for your interest in ACIAR.


Due to the high number of applications received by ACIAR, the Committee are unable to provide individual feedback to candidates not selected for interview.