[Coral-List] Job Posting - Post Doctoral Fellow (ReefBase Pacific)
Lew, Do Yin (WorldFish)
D.Lew at cgiar.org
Tue Jul 10 06:16:04 EDT 2007
The WorldFish Center, located on the island of Penang, Malaysia, is a
world-class scientific research organization. Our mission is to reduce
poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture. We have
offices in eleven countries and engage in collaborative research with
our partners in more than 50 countries. The Center is a nonprofit
organization and a member of the Consultative Group on International
Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
Unique opportunities have arisen for gifted individuals to contribute to
the mission of the Center and make a personal impact on the lives of
millions of less fortunate people in developing countries around the
world. You could be one of the highly competent and motivated individual
to fill the following position:
POST DOCTORAL FELLOW - REEFBASE PACIFIC
* To conduct poverty and vulnerability analysis of small-scale
fisheries and coral reef resource dependent coastal communities in
developing nations of the Pacific region. To provide synthesis and
integration of small scale fishery-related information with biophysical
(coral reef status, climate change) and socioeconomic data in selected
target countries (PNG, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu,
French Polynesia, New Caledonia) and the wider central Western Pacific.
* To publish results of research in peer-reviewed scientific
journals, and through web pages, newsletters and other popular media
* To prepare scientific reports and policy briefs for donors and
WorldFish as required.
* To develop project proposals in consultation with Portfolio
Directors, Discipline Directors and other scientific staff.
* To contribute to strategic science discussions and the
development of science directions within ReefBase and the Pacific region
and provide expert opinions on relevant subject matters to the
Discipline Director and Portfolio Directors.
* To work with the ReefBase Pacific project leader and ReefBase
management team to ensure effective integration of activities across all
regions with coral reef habitats and associated fisheries.
* To interact with ReefBase Pacific Coordinator, partners and
donors to ensure project meets its objectives and contribute to ReefBase
management as required.
* To present the results of research at national, regional and
international scientific meetings and relevant fora.
* To synthesize results of the research being carried out within
and outside ReefBase.
* PhD in ecology, fisheries or related discipline.
* Experience in fisheries ecology, coral reef ecology, and climate
change with demonstrated research innovation, and the application of
research to management issues.
* Strong analytical and technical skills in fisheries ecology,
climate change, and statistics.
* Strong research knowledge, demonstrated research innovation.
* Strong project management skills, including planning,
organisation, budgeting, timeline and tasks and resources.
* Strong interpersonal, communication and coaching skills
* Demonstrated record of inter-disciplinary, partnership and
team-building and the desire to work in a collaborative environment.
* Excellent written and verbal English proficiency with good
The WorldFish Center offers a competitive remuneration package, a
non-discriminatory policy and provides an innovative work environment.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume that
includes a cover letter, names and contacts (telephone, fax, and e-mail
address) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the
candidate's qualifications and work experience via email to
worldfish-hr at cgiar.org, no later than 28 July 2007. This position will
be based at the WorldFish's headquarters in Penang. Only short-listed
candidates will be notified.
For further details, please visit our website at www.worldfishcenter.org
The WorldFish Center is an international and equal opportunity
organization and believes that diversity of staff contributes to its
excellence. Applications from women are especially encouraged.
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