Ocean Career: WorldFish Research Assistant (Fish Feeds)

WorldFish is a leading international research organization working to transform aquatic food systems to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to co-develop and deliver scientific innovations, evidence for policy, and knowledge to enable equitable and inclusive impact for millions who depend on fish for their livelihoods. As a member of CGIAR, WorldFish contributes to building a food- and nutrition-secure future and restoring natural resources. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, with country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, WorldFish strives to create resilient and inclusive food systems for shared prosperity. For more information, visit: www.worldfishcenter.org.

About the Position

The new Norad-funded project “Development and Scaling of Sustainable Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (FASA)” will be implemented in Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, Malaysia and Sweden. WorldFish is seeking a nationally recruited Aquaculture worker to support the achievement of the project goal in Malaysia and globally. The primary purpose of this position is to support the aquaculture research activities of the project in Penang, Malaysia. The candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team of experts from different backgrounds, including fish nutrition, gender, climate change, scaling of innovations, science communication, rural development and bioprocesses.

The candidate will focus on the rearing of fish in the aquaculture facility, the operation and maintenance of the aquaculture facility, the collection of data of fish growth and water quality parameters, fish sampling, sample collection and processing, feed production, and support in the analysis of ingredients, feeds and fish samples at the analytical laboratory in Penang, Malaysia, under the direction of WorldFish Project Leader and Senior Scientist based in Malaysia.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organize, operate and maintain the materials and equipment in the research facility (wet laboratory) for fish feeds and nutrition research in Penang, Malaysia.
  • Assist in the planning of experiments in Penang, Malaysia.
  • Rear fish, collect data on fish growth and water quality before, during and after the experiments.
  • Sample fish and process the samples to make them ready for analysis.
  • Assist the scientists and laboratory assistants in Penang to achieve the overall research agenda of the fish feeds and nutrition team.
  • Work collaboratively with the Operations and Laboratory Manager of WorldFish Penang to ensure that the activities of the research facility comply with the rules and regulations of WorldFish.
  • Guide students and intern welcomed by the Project Leader and Senior Scientist based in Malaysia.

Application deadline: June 5, 2024

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