Scientist / Senior Scientist (Fish Genetics)

Batu Maung, Penang, Malaysia · International · 30 April 2019


Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food-production sector in the world, now providing almost half of the global fish supply. Increases in demand for fish indicate that aquaculture will need to continue to expand, particularly in Asia and Africa. To meet this growing demand, WorldFish uses its technical and scientific expertise to provide evidence-based development solutions that increase aquaculture productivity, while minimizing impacts on the environment. Development of improved and resilient fish breeds for Africa and Asia represents a key component in the WorldFish sustainable aquaculture program.

Under the general direction of Research Program Leader, Sustainable Aquaculture, the incumbent will provide leadership, conceive and conduct high quality research on fish genetics and manage fish genetic improvement programs aimed at improving their farm performance. The research will include the incorporation molecular tools and genomic selection, where suitable. S/he will work closely with other members of the genetics and sustainable aquaculture team to ensure the excellence of the projects.

Key responsibilities


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This is an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position based at Penang, Malaysia with the following annual gross basic salary range:

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.

Our offer

The position will be based in Penang, Malaysia. The initial employment contract will be for a three (3) -year period, with possibility for renewal depending on performance of and the availability of funding. Interviews will be held via video conference and the successful candidate should be available to commence as soon as possible. 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 latest by 30 April 2019:

Screening will start as soon as possible, and will continue until the position is filled. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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