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Our graduates will have the opportunity to work for Australia's national science agency, learn from some of the world's foremost researchers, connect with other Indigenous graduates across Australia and work on projects that directly affect Indigenous communities and our country's future.

We're taking a slightly different approach - instead of recruiting for specific roles, we're looking for talent through an open campaign to attract diverse skills and experience right across our portfolio and Australia.

Our Indigenous science and engagement vision

A science landscape in respectful partnership with Indigenous Australia delivering innovative, sustainable, holistic solutions to meet our greatest national challenges.

What our graduate program can offer you

Our graduate program offers you more than just technical training in your discipline. The program is intended to enhance your capability through a strong focus on professional development so that you can become a future leader in your field.

Our program will offer two distinct streams of placements:

  • Research: Will be offered to candidates who have career aspirations to become independent researchers or pursue an MPhil or PhD in the future.
  • Enterprise: Will be offered to candidates who have career aspirations to work and become leaders in enterprise services or professional fields including finance, human resource, law and IT.

Our program will provide graduates with:

  • An individualised learning, development and training plan tailored to your career aspirations.
  • Career training and coaching via strategic research and development projects that will deliver real impact through science and engineering excellence.
  • Opportunities to develop skills and experience in collaborative and supportive research environment where our team members flourish and thrive.
  • A competitive salary with generous leave entitlements and flexible working conditions.

Requirements and eligibility

Our graduate program is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who have recently (in the last three years), or will soon, complete an undergraduate university degree in a STEM field or any professional field.

How to apply

Our graduate program will be advertised over the coming months via our current vacancies portal.

You can also register your interest in our graduate program at any time and we will email you when the program advertisement is live.

Contact details

For further information please contact IndigenousCareers@csiro.au

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