Working at ANSTO 


ANSTO offers a diverse range of career opportunities within science, engineering, corporate services and trade disciplines.


Michael Corry


ANSTO aims to attract highly-skilled individuals who work collaboratively, with professionalism and integrity. More than 1,200 people are currently employed with one-third involved in scientific research across areas such as materials, health, climate science, mining and engineering.


ANSTO has provided employment to the Illawarra, Sutherland Shire and greater Sydney for decades and offers a diverse range of career opportunities, from science to engineering and business development. Staff are supported with development opportunities crafted over many years.


Careers in science

Almost every scientific discipline is represented within ANSTO, and scientists are supported with leading- edge facilities and instruments. They are encouraged to collaborate with their peers, gaining skills and knowledge transferable to an array of scientific areas. Those choosing to specialise in nuclear science may choose to work in one of our Research Institutes.


Enabling ANSTO research

A large workforce is needed to support ANSTO’s research, maintain the scientific infrastructure and build relationships with partners and collaborators. ANSTO also employs a wide range of engineers, technical assistants, education officers, communications specialists, human resources experts, government liaison staff, business development experts, accountants, IT specialists, maintenance workers, administrative staff and store managers.