Research Assistant

WorldFish, Kedah, Malaysia

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th April, 2015

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct research activities in Jitra Station related to GIFT and Red Tilapia.
  • Implement and maintain systems for data capture, storage, retrieval and analysis of the above mentioned research projects.
  • Assist in the development of research proposals, preparation of progress reports and final reports pertaining to project.
  • Assist in the preparation of publications at the scientific, extension and popular press level, dissemination of the project results, and other publications as directed.
  • Assist in planning and conducting Center sponsored conferences, workshops, training courses, field days and other such activities related to research, development and technology transfer.
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining material on science  projects for the WorldFish Center’s website.
  • Assist in research activities in HQ Penang or in other locations as required.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Fisheries, Marine Biology, with proven experience in the conduct of experimental work with fish.
  • Experience in conducting experiments with fish and in data collection and preparation
  • Knowledge in aquaculture and fisheries.
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English.
  • Computer literate, preferably with a good background in statistics.
  • Ability and willingness to work for long hours under difficult field conditions especially during fish breeding period, stay overnight when required.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge in GIFT methodology, fish identification, and Hapa and artificial hatching methods, fish harvesting in different production systems (cage, pond, tank) and performance recording.

Our offer

  • This position will be based in Jitra, Kedah, Malaysia.
  • The employment contract shall be for 3-years. It is a junior level position that is open to Malaysian nationals (NRS) only.
  • Salary and benefits will be in compliance with WorldFish remuneration policies


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