Scientist Position in Fish Feeds & Nutrition - will put forward the uniquely amalgamated information on key aspects of fisheries and aquaculture science such as Recent updates and News related with Fisheries under a single umbrella.


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Wednesday 20 December 2023

Scientist Position in Fish Feeds & Nutrition


Scientist Position in Fish Feeds & Nutrition

Scientist Position in Fish Feeds & Nutrition

About the job : 

Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, Malaysia, and Sweden will all be involved in the new Norad-funded project "Development and Scaling of Sustainable Feeds for Resilient Aquatic Food Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (FASA)". WorldFish is looking for a Research Assistant who has been recruited nationwide to help the Scientist (Fish Feeds and Nutrition) reach the project's objective in Zambia. Under the supervision of the WorldFish Country Director, Zambia and Southern Africa, and the WorldFish Project Leader, based in Malaysia, the main goal of this role is to support the implementation of the FASA project in Zambia.

The candidate will concentrate on putting into practice top-notch applied research on fish nutrition and feeds in both lab and field settings. Specific responsibilities will include scoping new, sustainable local ingredients, evaluating the nutritional value and digestibility of local feeds and ingredients, estimating the nutrient requirements of African catfish and tilapia strains native to the area, educating aquaculture stakeholders, communicating with the public, and publishing scientific and technical articles. 

The chosen applicant will:

Take the lead on the Zambian project.

Create and carry out scoping for ingredients in Zambia.

Create, carry out, and document the nutrition and fish feed trials in Zambia that are conducted in labs and on farms.

Publicize scientific, technical, and outreach articles.

Cooperate with the Project Leader situated at the Malaysian headquarters.

Create fruitful collaborations with important national and international research institutes and universities to support research in Zambia.

To scale up research discoveries, cultivate fruitful relationships with development partners and investors in the public and commercial sectors.

Mentor interns and BSc/MSc students from domestic and foreign colleges and organisations that are working on the project.

  • Plan, organize, execute and report on project progress in dialogue with senior as well as junior staff/employees and external partners.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization for further feeds work in Zambia and in other WF countries.
  • All other duties that may be required from time to time.

The chosen applicant will possess:
a PhD in animal nutrition, aquaculture nutrition, or similar subjects.
a minimum of two years' experience conducting research on animal nutrition and feeds or aquaculture.
outstanding written and spoken English ability.
a track record of publications in the topic of research.
drive for producing high-caliber science and delivering research's effects.
Demonstrate a clear interest in and aptitude for building and maintaining a professional network in the fields of fish feed research and aquaculture nutrition.
Capacity to collaborate in multidisciplinary research groups while bridging one's own area of expertise with other domains, such as gender, value chains, human nutrition, climate change, and scale.
the capacity to oversee research initiatives and operate independently.

Required Knowledge and Experience

excellent interpersonal abilities.
Excellent technical and scientific writing abilities, demonstrated by a track record of publication in prestigious scientific journals.
strong organizing abilities.
strong mentoring and leadership abilities.
expertise in project management.

How to apply

Your application must include:

  • A copy of your curriculum vitae,
  • A cover letter which addresses key requirements stated above; and
  • Contact information of three professional referees who may be contacted if you are short-listed for the position.

To be considered, applications must be submitted online here by no later than 24:00 (MYT), 07 January 2024.

Location: The post holder will be based in Lusaka, Zambia. This position will involve international travel.

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