Relevant majors and minors:  All majors and minors are relevant for those interested in a career as a research scientist

  • Scientific research takes place in universities, government research organisations, hospitals, private research organisations, museums and in industry.
  • Government research organisations in Australia include: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), and Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).
  • Research scientists get to travel internationally as part of the job - to visit field sites and collect samples, to work with collaborators and to present findings to international audiences at conferences.
  • The collaborative nature of science is another attractive feature – scientists work with other scientists, industry, community organisations, government and the international community