ICLARM position

Ablan, Menchie M.ABLAN at CGIAR.ORG
Tue Apr 11 06:10:12 EDT 2000

Apologies for cross posting

Dear Colleagues,

Please note the following announcement for a position at ICLARM.



A member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
(CGIAR), the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management
(ICLARM) is an international, non-government, non-profit scientific
institute conducting fisheries and aquaculture research in tropical
developing countries.  The Center requires a highly competent and motivated
individual to fill the position of: 


ICLARM invites applications from fisheries scientists with expertise in
coral reef fisheries research and management. The appointment will be for a
scientist/senior scientist position within ICLARM's Coastal and Marine
Resources Research Program and based at ICLARM's new headquarters in Penang,

Background: ICLARM conducts research and management activities on living
aquatic resources to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of these
resources for the benefit of the poor in developing countries. One major
focus of ICLARM's activities under the Coastal and Marine Resources Research
Program is the conservation and appropriate use of coral reefs and their
fisheries resources. Work includes the compilation of a global database of
coral reef information termed ReefBase and the definition of indicators of
reef connectivity and health to improve management advice and to target new
research.  Work to evaluate catches and appropriate offtake of reef
resources is complemented by other ICLARM projects on the implementation of
marine protected areas, ecosystem modelling, coastal aquaculture (including
of coral reef organisms), resource evaluation, coastal zone training and
policy studies. The coverage is global in coral reef areas, with particular
current research foci in the Pacific and South East Asia, and in the

The position: ICLARM is seeking a leading fisheries scientist with expertise
in coral reef research. The scientist will be expected to sustain and
develop new research of an international character targeted to the
definition of key scientific facts and the delivery of advice to improve
management of coral reef resources for developing countries. The development
of competitive research proposals is part of the scientific responsibility.
ICLARM conducts all its work in partnership and the ability to conduct
excellent research and analysis, and the coordination and catalysis of
international research with partner institutes will be prerequisites for the
position. Similarly there will be the opportunity to lead a group of
scientists and to interact fully with ICLARM's multidisciplinary research

Qualifications: The scientist is expected to have a Ph.D. in fisheries
science or similar and at least five years research experience working on
coral reefs or their fisheries. Excellent statistical and database
management skills are essential. A good publication record and evidence of
leadership or high level involvement in international collaborative research
and management are expected. Fluency in English (ICLARM's working language)
and good writing skills are required.

ICLARM offers competitive remuneration and benefits packages. ICLARM is an
equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applications regardless of
gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religious persuasion or political
beliefs.  Applications from women and developing country professionals are
especially encouraged.

Interested candidates should send their application with current curriculum
vitae, publication lists with copies of key publications and the names of
three (3) professional referees (including telephone, fax, and e-mail
address, if available) before 15 May  2000 to: 
The Associate Director General, ICLARM, POBox 500, GPO, 10670 Penang
Malaysia.  Telefax: + 604-643-4496, e-mail: E.Sayegh at cgiar.org
For more information see www.cgiar/iclarm

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