Research Program Leader (Sustainable Aquaculture)

Penang, Malaysia · International · Open



As the Research Program Leader for Sustainable Aquaculture Research Program, you will provide global science leadership and strategic oversight spanning the multiple geographical regions in which we work to ensure our research agenda within the program tackles the right questions and that we maintain high standards of quality and effectiveness in our research. You will be accountable for:

Key Responsibilities


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Essential Skills and Qualifications

Desired Skills and Qualifications


Salary and Benefits

This is an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position with annual salary paid in USD.

WorldFish's IRS shall receive comprehensive benefits including (but not limited to) housing allowance*, relocation and repatriation assistance*, dependent education allowance*, home leave entitlement*, comprehensive insurance coverage for staff and eligible dependents, and pension/provident fund contribution.

Note: Items marked * are not applicable to staff recruited as Home Country Internationals (nationals of the country of posting). All benefits are subject to terms and conditions.

Timeframe and location

This position will be based in one of WorldFish’s focal countries in Asia or Africa, with extensive travel to various countries where we work. Interviews are expected to be held in two stages:

The successful candidate should be available to commence as soon as possible for an initial 3 years fixed term contract, with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding situation. Due to the high volume of applicants for WorldFish positions, we appreciate all interest, but only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Our commitment

WorldFish is committed to promoting a work environment where diversity of thought, style, culture and experience is valued. We support individual performance and potential in achieving our organizational goals and mission. We are an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourage women and nationals from developing countries to apply.

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following information online:

Screening is ongoing, and will continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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