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

Open positions

The Department of Agriculture is seeking someone with extensive experience in conducting and coordinating surveillance activities for plant diseases, pests and/or weeds, has significant knowledge and experience in botany, entomology or plant pathology, particularly relating to the biology, ecology, management and diagnostics, project management experience and achieving operational results within national policy frameworks.

This position can be performed from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney. Applications close 11.00 pm 13 November 2019. Full details about the position can be found by clicking 'Apply' below.

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The Department of Agriculture is seeking two individuals to lead teams of staff conducting border surveillance (NBS and/or Vector) activities. The successful applicants will have tertiary qualifications in a relevant scientific field (such as entomology, botany or plant pathology) and a minimum of 5 years demonstrated relevant experience.

These positions are only available to Australian citizens and can be performed from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney or Perth. Applications close 11.00 pm 5 December 2019. Full details about the positions can be found by clicking 'Apply' below.

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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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