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Thank you for considering a career with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
ACIAR Research Officer, Emily Lamberton using a  mechanical tiller in the Philippines

Current vacancies

How to apply for a job

If you are interested in applying for a role at ACIAR please check the requirements for the application process. If your application does not address the requirements you may not get an interview.

Submitting an application

When submitting you application please collate the following documents in to one file and email to our Sharyn.Turner [at] aciar.gov.au (Recruitment Officer).

  • a personal particulars form (see link below)
  • your resume
  • a cover letter, and 
  • a sales pitch OR a statement against the selection criteria (refer to the job description).

What we do

As part of Australia’s foreign aid program, we fund and connect agricultural researchers in Australia to the developing world, achieving more productive, resilient and sustainable agriculture. We have a strong presence throughout the Indo-Pacific region developing local research partnerships to reduce poverty and improve food security. Watch this video to learn more.

ACIAR's 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 values, APSC 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.

ACIAR’s recruitment process

The below document will provide you with information about our ACIAR, recruitment and working with us.

ACIAR Candidate Information Pack (PDF) PDF iconDownload (274.78 KB)

ACIAR Candidate Information Pack (Word) FileDownload (1.2 MB)

Please include this document with your application.

Personal Particulars (Word) FileDownload (57.15 KB)

Applying for jobs within the Australian Public Service can be different from other types of job application processes, if you need advice on how to apply for jobs in the Australian Government try JobAccess or APS Jobs.

Conditions of employment

Read about ACIAR’s Enterprise Agreement PDF iconDownload (1.29 MB)

ACIAR s24(1) Determination 2018 Remuneration Increases  PDF iconDownload (903.54 KB)

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.