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 NSW DPI is seeking an established research professional to join the team as the Leader Plant Pathology Research (Plant Biosecurity). The successful applicant will be able to lead, design and implement innovative plant pathology research projects. In addition to extensive research experience, you will have experience working across a variety of areas of plant pathology. Strength in mycology or molecular plant pathology would be preferred though applications are encouraged from any relevant area of plant pathology expertise.

This is a full time ongoing position located at Menangle, Wollongbar, Ourimbah or Wagga Wagga. Applications close 20 September 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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