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Scientist (Aquaculture)

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

The Scientist will contribute to the sustainable aquaculture research program by conducting high quality research in small-scale and commercial aquaculture systems aimed at improving on-farm performance. The research will include aspects associated with breed, feed and disease management, where suitable, and will require reporting to a range of funders who support the program. S/he will work closely with other members of the sustainable aquaculture team in collaboration with the broader research teams in Africa to deliver integrated solutions to accelerate sustainable growth of aquaculture, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. The scientist is also required to undertake research as an effective team member within the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agrifood Systems (FISH) and new WorldFish sustainable aquaculture research program.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Productivity gains in small-scale and commercial aquaculture systems developed and disseminated through the successful design and implementation of high quality research to improve aquaculture performance, with emphasis on aquaculture systems in Sub Saharan Africa.
  • Strong inter-disciplinary research collaboration developed and maintained with other WorldFish scientists, particularly on research focusing on fish feeds and nutrition, health and husbandry, genetics and breeding and social science (e.g. feeds/disease; impact studies).
  • Productive partnerships with local and international research institutes and private sector, and provision of technical advice to these as required. Productive research team focused on research solutions for sustainable growth of aquaculture in Africa.
  • High quality experimental plans and journal articles on African aquaculture research produced. Key contribution to resources mobilization to support the WorldFish sustainable aquaculture program in Africa.
  • Communication products produced for end users. Annual research plans for sustainable aquaculture in Zambia and selected WorldFish focal and scaling countries in Africa.

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