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Graduate Fellows | Multiple Opportunities | 2 Year Terms

Date: 11-Aug-2022

Location: Sydney, NSW, AU Canberra, ACT, AU Brisbane, QLD, AU Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: CSIRO

Acknowledgement of Country

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CSIRO’s Data61 is hiring:

We have a range of exciting opportunities available for Graduate Fellows, individuals who are passionate about science and engineering in the digital and data sciences, and who will have completed at least an undergraduate degree with first class Honours (H1 or HD) not less than three years ago.

How we can thrive together to solve Australia's data-driven challenges:

  • Data61 are at the digital and data heart of Australia's national science agency - CSIRO 
  • We have one of the largest groups of digital technology researchers in Australia 
  • A unique opportunity to seamlessly work across disciplinary boundaries and make an impact on a national scale. 


As a Graduate Fellow, you can expect to be embedded in research teams with research scientists and engineers, working on real world problems and research that contributes to solving Australia’s greatest challenges!

You will collaborate as a graduate cohort and get a unique opportunity to explore a variety of research areas. There will be opportunities to develop within a stream of research and/or engineering that contributes to quality articles acceptable conferences and impact journals.

The program aims to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers through: 

  • Four project rotations to develop technical and research skills.
  • Mentoring and support from leaders in your field of work. 
  • An innovative culture supporting tailored learning and development.
  • Insight and exposure to distinct areas of innovation within collaborative research teams in national and global multi/transdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Delivering real impact through science and engineering excellence.

Life at Data61 and how you can be part of our mission:

CSIRO’s Data61 is the vanguard of digital science and innovation. Data61 is guiding first class novel research as well as working across disciplines and sectors to apply technologies and deliver impact.  
We want Graduate Fellows to join our world class science, engineering, and digital teams to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to the future of Australia and the world. 

You'll get to work with some of the most talented minds in their fields, not just in Australia, but in the world. At CSIRO, we spark with each other, learn from each other, trust each other, and collaborate closely to achieve more than we could individually.

As part of CSIRO’s Data61, our group promotes an open, collaborative and diverse culture. Together we are committed to addressing key challenges through science and technology to create a positive and true impact on Australia. You will find opportunities to work with distinguished scientists from other domains and on grand scientific matters.

We are committed to continuously building a diverse, inclusive and flexible working environment where all our people are supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 

The opportunities that we are offering:

CSIRO’s Data61 is strengthening its capabilities and we are offering a number of two year opportunities for Graduate Fellows to join us and contribute to our various strategic areas. Locations available across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra or remote where requirements can be met. Apply now to register your interest to join Data61 as part of a multi-disciplinary research team of research scientists and engineers.

You will have:

  • An undergraduate degree with first class Honours (H1 or HD) not less than three years ago of which relates to science and engineering in the digital and data sciences.  
  • High level written and oral communication skills; including an ability to present research outcomes at national and international conferences.
  • Proficient with scientific programming languages, and their application including, but not limited to, C++ or Python.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively as a member or leader of a multi-disciplinary research team and carry out essential scientific research to achieve organisational goals.


CSIRO is an Equal Opportunity employer working hard to recruit world-class talent that represents the diversity across our society. 

Who is eligible to express their interest:

To be considered for this role, you must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa (visa sponsorship may be provided to eligible candidates).  The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. 

Where to from here!

If you are interested in opportunities within CSIRO’s Data61, and meet the above candidate requirements, please submit your expression of interest (EOI) and tell us why solving Australia's data-driven challenges is impossible without you. 

If you are having any difficulties in submitting your EOI, you can contact Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates, are also welcome to contact our Indigenous Talent lead at for more information.

Who will view my EOI: Data61 Research Directors, Group Leaders, and Talent Acquisition are partnering together to review your expression of interest. We are excited to hear from you and will be in touch with you over the coming weeks where there is a potential match to an opportunity that may be your future role!

This advertisement will remain open and we reserve the right to withdraw this ad once we have successfully filled all vacant positions.

Applications Close

28th August 2022, 11:00pm AEST