Scientist (Fish in Food Systems)

Penang, Malaysia · International · 27 May 2018


Reporting to the Research Program Leader, the Scientist will make a critical contribution to the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH CRP) by bringing a ‘macro’ perspective and provide a point of collaboration and synthesis to the applied and embedded research conducted in the FISH CRP focal countries within the regions of the Africa, Asia and the Pacific. S/he will act as a co-leader of the Cluster 3 “Fish in regional food systems” in the Small-scale Fisheries research and represent an important point of strategic alignment and collaboration with research within the Sustainable Aquaculture Program/Flagship and the Value Chains and Nutrition Program at WorldFish.

Key Responsibilities



This is an International Recruited Staff (IRS) position with annual salary ranging between USD 54,000 – USD 57,000 per annum. 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 3-year period, with possibility for renewal depending on performance of and the availability of funding. 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 latest by 27 May 2018:

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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