Thank you for considering a career with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Current Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies available at this time.
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.

Graduate work experience program
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ACIAR seeks to build our future capacity by engaging young Australian agricultural research scientists in a 12 month non-ongoing experiential Graduate Program.

Applications currently closed. 

Submitting an application

When submitting your application please ensure the following documents are uploaded to the online form linked from the position description:

  • your resume
  • statements against the selection criteria (refer to the job description).

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.