Fish Welfare Initiative

Research Analyst or Animal Welfare Specialist


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We are expanding our research team as we examine different fish welfare issues and interventions. Depending on their prior experience and ability to take on additional responsibilities, the successful candidate will be designated as either Research Analyst or Animal Welfare Specialist. ​ How You Will Make a Difference In this role, you will have the opportunity to help determine which intervention we will implement, and later be part of the process of carrying out this intervention. You will be responsible for:

  • Assessing welfare interventions to determine which are most impactful. This research will involve collecting and reviewing existing evidence on different species, welfare improvements, and priority countries.
  • Forming preliminary conclusions about various interventions. There are rarely clear conclusions on how best to improve fish lives. Your role will be to reduce uncertainty as much as possible based on existing data.
  • Communicating our findings through blog posts, reports, and possible speaking events.
  • Assisting with the implementation of a pilot program based on our findings. This may involve periodic travel.
  • Developing our organizational systems and culture as we further build our team. ​ Additional Responsibilities (especially for Animal Welfare Specialist)
  • Conducting welfare assessments in aquaculture facilities. This will involve periodic travel.
  • Drafting white papers on current welfare conditions and recommended guidelines.
  • Advising our team on future interventions that we may pivot to.
  • Representing Fish Welfare Initiative and our findings to the wider animal welfare science community.

Who We’re Looking For Ideally you have all of the following characteristics, although we encourage you to apply even if you only have most of them. We expect you will be:

  • Committed to improving the lives of fish, with a demonstrated interest in animal welfare or effective altruism.
  • Both a skilled researcher and a quick-learning generalist.
  • Analytical and accustomed to data-driven reasoning.
  • Adept at finding common ground with parties with whom you may disagree.
  • Able to professionally communicate in technical terms to experts.
  • Comfortable traveling and working remotely.
  • Excited by intense and rewarding work in a young startup with future management opportunities.

Education For the Research Analyst position, you ideally have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as biology or animal science, or have equivalent experience.

For the Animal Welfare Specialist position, you must have a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field, such as veterinary science, animal science, or zoology. Experience in fish aquaculture is preferable but not required. ​ The Fine Print - Location: Remote. Our co-founders are based out of London and the US, and we are able to hire people of all nationalities. Next spring our team may relocate to Vancouver, Canada and we expect part of our team to later relocate to our country of implementation. The ideal candidate will be flexible to move, but this is not required. - Position Status: Full-time. - Benefits: Salary depending on need, flexible hours, ability to shape a new organization, a cause you believe in.

Time commitment: Full time

Applications due: 2019-12-01

  • Category Animal Welfare
  • Created by Haven King-Nobles
  • Submitted 06 Nov
  • Last updated 06 Nov