Junior Research Assistant

Working with the Artemia4Bangladesh project team, Junior Research Assistant - (Hatchery and Laboratory) will assist to implement activities to establish and disseminate integrated salt, Artemia and Aquaculture to increase food and nutrition security of salt/fish farmers.


  • Support project beneficiaries (demonstration farmers) for water quality analysis for example temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, alkalinity, phosphate, hardness
  • Conduct the detection of pathogens in Artemia and aquaculture ponds using molecular diagnostic test kits (white spot syndrome virus, acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease, entercytozoon hepatopenaei)
  • Conduct routine Artemia cyst hatching, cyst and biomass processing, preservation in the laboratory
  • Assist the trial on recirculating aquaculture system in the shrimp hatcheries
  • Assist in marketing Artemia cyst and biomass to different stakeholders (hatcheries, nurseries and grow out)
  • Assist Research Associates and Research Assistants for relevant field activities, and research work
  • Assist to prepare work plans and targets, progress reports (monthly, quarterly, annual), assist scientific publications.
  • Collect required research and monitoring and evaluation data (both qualitative and quantitative), ensure data quality, and assist in analysis
  • Assist in organizing training/ workshop/ seminar in the working area
  • Provide required support to implement demonstration farms for Artemia cyst and biomass production, and aquaculture of saline tolerant species in the salt farms


This position is open for National Candidates with the following skills and qualifications-

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Aquaculture, Fisheries, Marine sciences, and other development related subjects.
  • Knowledge and skill on shrimp/ fish pathogen detection
  • Knowledge and skill on water quality analysis
  • Candidates with experience in research / survey work, private sector, community discussion, and data collection, organize meeting/ workshop/ seminar, writing meeting minutes, reports in Aquaculture/ fisheries or related areas will be preferred
  • Ability and willingness to travel in remote areas with locally available transportation. Willing and able to travel by motorcycle with valid driving license.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Computer literacy in standard MS Office programs, data analysis, prepare presentations
  • Demonstrate WorldFish values

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • 1 year or more experience in relevant activities
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to both in work, assist team, and manage field
  • Committed and motivated.

Source: https://apply.workable.com/worldfish/j/21F5FF6FE9/