Scientific and engineering positions
CSIRO's four research capability streams are consulting, scientists/engineers, management and projects.
Find out more about these below and their entry requirements.
Research Consultants initiate, develop, lead and promote CSIRO's research capability for the benefit of Australia's economy, society and/or environment by forming strategic partnerships with industry.
In this role you may establish multi-organisational, collaborative research programs leading to the delivery of results for clients.
You have the opportunity to pursue new ideas and approaches, build and maintain alliances, collaborate on the uptake of research results and play a lead role in preparing detailed research proposals and project reports.
Entry requirement: PhD or equivalent, together with relevant practical experience, or managerial and/or commercial qualifications, and significant experience and depth of understanding of science either from a research or industry perspective.
Scientists and engineers
As a Research Scientist/Engineer you have the opportunity to conduct innovative research leading to scientific achievements that are aligned with CSIRO's strategies.
You may be engaged in scientific activity ranging from research to the investigation of specific industry or community problems.
You have the opportunity to build and maintain networks, play a lead role in securing project funds, provide scientific leadership and pursue new ideas and approaches that create new concepts.
Entry requirement: PhD or equivalent and proven research ability in your field.
In Research Management you initiate, develop, lead and promote CSIRO’s research capability for the benefit of Australia's economy, society and/or environment.
You provide management and/or leadership of research, client relationships, staff and other resources and ensure delivery of scientific results to clients.
You may also be responsible for the establishment and facilitation of multi-team and multi-organisational collaborative research programs aligned with CSIRO’s strategic goals.
Entry requirement: PhD or equivalent and/or managerial qualifications combined with significant experience and understanding of science from either a research or industry background.
In the Research Projects area you collaborate in scientific activities with other research people by assisting with detailed planning, undertaking experimental and observational work, and in carrying out the more practical aspects of the work.
At senior levels, you may be involved in providing consulting services, science management and/or industry liaison.
Entry requirement: relevant skills and knowledge derived from basic education and/or relevant work experience.