Create impact and influence industry as part of our leading research team.

The Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) is a national research centre that is pivotal to the future success of the Australian grains industry. Co-supported by Curtin University and the Grains Research and Development Corporation, our team conduct high-impact research aimed at reducing the economic effects of crop disease. We are industry connected, a rising star in national and global agricultural research and a driver of improved farming systems and techniques.

We are offering a wide range of projects that will see you engage with, and be guided by, a team of ambitious and forward-thinking researchers. So why not join us in our $46 million state-of-the-art laboratories and plant growth facilities and advance your research career.


Food and grains

Want to be part of a new generation of big data scientists? Do you have the passion for digital-driven research and want to take your study to the next level?

We’re breaking new ground in digital agriculture technology and we’re looking for talented students to be a part of this booming future-focus industry.

We’re keen to connect with students who have a digital or data-driven background and would like to apply their skills to the agricultural industry to help build its capacity in the big data field.

PhD stipends and top-up scholarships are now on offer in a partnership supported by CSIRO’s digital research powerhouse Data61, in collaboration with CSIRO Agriculture and Food, and Curtin University.

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Discover the difference our students are making

Our students are not only working in a dynamic industry, they are helping to shape it. The Centre for Crop and Disease Management has a number of available PhD and Honours students involved in research and many more who have also gone on to work in the industry.


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