Career pathways

There are a number of different and exciting pathways in a plant biosecurity career.

  • Plant pathologist
  • Principal scientist
  • On-field scientist
  • Programme manager
  • Entomologist
  • Virologists

Open positions

The CSIRO is seeking a suitably qualified Postdoctoral Fellow to contribute to taxonomic research on local and exotic nematodes of the genus Heterodera (Cyst Nematodes). The successful applicant will be able to fit the research into a wider framework of nematode systematics and biosecurity, and ensure the results of this research will be useful to Australian diagnosticians. They will have, or be able to develop, familiarity with the Australian plant health diagnostic and biosecurity systems; and other nematodes of biosecurity concern (such as Pine Wood Nematodes of the genus Bursaphelenchus).

This is a full time, 2-year position based in Canberra. Applications close 13 August 2020. For more information, click the 'Apply Now' button.

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Join our network

Everyone working in plant biosecurity diagnostics in Australian or New Zealand is encouraged to join NPBDN. Relevant disciplines include bacteriologists, botanists, entomologists, general plant pathologists, molecular biologists, mycologists, nematologists, phytoplasmologists, virologists and weed scientists.

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