Scientist (Fish Feeds and Nutrition)

Penang, Malaysia · International · Open


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 in fisheries and aquaculture to promote evidence-based development solutions and increase aquaculture productivity, while minimizing impacts on the environment by developing technologies, improving resource management, securing access to essential inputs and improving connections to markets. Development of sustainable fish feeds represents a key component in our future program.

Reporting to the Sustainable Aquaculture Program Leader, the Scientist will conduct high quality research on fish nutrition and feeds, with emphasis on novel sustainable ingredients, interactions between fish feeding, nutrition and genetics, and delivering feed solutions that can accelerate sustainable growth of aquaculture in Africa and Asia.

Key responsibilities



Salary and benefits

This is an Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) position with annual salary ranging between USD 53,000 - USD63,000 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.

Timeframe and location

This global position will be based at one of the following locations:

with significant travel to various countries in Africa, Asia and Pacific. Interviews will be held via video conference.

The successful candidate should be available to commence by as soon as possible for an initial 3 years contract, with possibility of extension depending on performance of and the availability of funding. 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 asap:

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