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Director of Research – Aquatic Life Institute

The Aquatic Life Institute is seeking a Director of Research to oversee our fully-remote, international research team.

Grade:                Open to both half-time and full-time applicants.
Location:            Remote, preference for U.S. time zone, open to others
Start Date:         Flexible, ideally starting date in June 2021
Compensation:  Dependant on experience

The Director of Research will be charged with: 
  • Manage, coordinate and execute research projects according to priority. Work closely with the Research Team which  includes supervising, guiding, and delegating responsibilities.

  • Ensure timely and accurate delivery of research objectives.

  • Develop detailed project plans in order to monitor and track progress/implement adjustments when necessary.

  • Manage changes to the project scope, schedule and costs using appropriate verification techniques.

  • Develop new  research priorities to support the strategic direction of the organisation.

  • Maintain positive and trust-based relations with partners, stakeholders, and industry allies.

  • Meet with stakeholders to scope what research gaps could be filled by ourselves and others; ability to monitor trends on research priorities in the aquatic animal welfare movement and pull actionable research items for ALI to undertake.

  • Develop collaboration with external organisations that are engaged in aquatic animal welfare.

  • Create actionable insights for improving our welfare recommendations.

  • Participate in external meetings to communicate the findings of our research.

More information of the role can be found at:

To apply, please contact: [email protected] with a short cover letter and resume. Successful applicants may engage in multiple rounds of interviews and may be asked to complete a sample task. At least two references may be required.

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