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Post Doctoral Fellow (Aquatic Animal Health)

Location: Penang, Malaysia

The Post Doctoral Fellow will coordinate and conduct research on emerging aquatic animal health challenges as a component of the Fish Health and Nutrition Research Cluster of the CGIAR Research Program on FISH. S/he will involve in epidemiological research on emerging fish diseases and engaging international and national research teams in Bangladesh, Egypt, Malaysia and other WorldFish focal and scaling countries and partners to deliver high quality research on aquatic animal health.

Key Responsibilities

Coordinate and conduct research on emerging aquatic animal health issues (e.g. TiLV) in WorldFish program and partner countries.

Design and implement epidemiological studies in WorldFish program countries to better understand aquatic animal health constraints, risk factors, economic and social impacts.

Support development of interventions such as better management practices for minimizing the impact of aquatic animal diseases.

Support the design and implementation of robust biosecurity programs for WorldFish genetics and breeding platforms in Malaysia, Egypt and Bangladesh Support design and conduct of experimental infection studies in connection with genetics and disease resistance research.

Ensure regular coordination with national partners in WorldFish focal and scaling countries and support development and implementation of a practical national strategies on aquatic animal health.

To provide support to national research teams in Bangladesh, Egypt and Malaysia and other WorldFish program countries to design implement and deliver high quality science.

To develop evidence based tools, guidelines, policy briefs, fact sheets and quality science based products to support aquatic animal health management.

To conduct literature reviews, analyse project reports, organize workshops and consult with WorldFish global and country teams for project concepts, networking and partnership building.

Prepare scientific publications, working papers, program briefs and other research products in support of FISH CRP health research.

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