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Research Lead

Shrimp Welfare Project

Shrimp Welfare Project









Middle or junior management

Mgmt responsibilities: 

Animal Charity Evaluators Review: 

Not reviewed


Date posted:



About the Role

Summary of position
* Start date: April 3rd with some flexibility.
* Department: Leadership.
* Hours: full-time (40 hours per week), however will consider part-time for an exceptional candidate.
* Location: Remote.
* Salary: Competitive for similar roles in non-for-profits in the country of residence.
* Duration: Permanent position with initial 3 months probationary period.
* Vacation policy: Extreme flexibility while exercising Freedom and Responsibility.
* How to apply: Apply using this link.
* Deadline to apply: February 17th, 2023

How you will make a difference
We are looking for a proactive and detail-oriented Research Lead who is excited to lead and conduct research to support improving the welfare of farmed shrimps.

Your role, as Research Lead, will include the following:

1. Leadership: You will be expected to lead a team of volunteer researchers, establish annual objectives, provide regular feedback and appropriate recognition, conduct annual performance reviews and support ongoing professional development.
2. Research: Work closely with our Chief Impact Officer and Aquaculture Welfare Specialist to conduct shrimp welfare based research in line with SWP’s mission and vision.
3. Content Creation: Preparing and authoring materials to educate, communicate strategies, key findings and implications. Some of your research may be used in conferences, and will need to be summarized for presentations.
4. Project Management: Manage time efficiently to coordinate and execute project components, for multiple projects at a time in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.

What we need
* Passion for SWP’s mission and relevant skills, such as:
* Strong ability to synthesize academic literature and expert opinions.
* Critically evaluate different types of evidence.
* Draw conclusions from limited evidence with logical and transparent reasoning.
* Communicate key findings to a general audience. 
* Quantitative analysis skills:
* Comfortable using Excel for analysis.
* Ability to interpret statistical results, e.g. regressions.
* Excellent level of spoken, reading, and written English skills.
* Strong leadership skills with the highest level of integrity, quality, collaboration, and authenticity.
* Exceptional level of attention to detail and organization.
* Ability to prioritize and be proactive.
* Commitment to being a team player with a growth mindset who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and is adept at finding common ground with parties with whom you may disagree.

You can see more about what makes a good Research Lead here.

We are open to candidates who may be stronger in some areas while still developing in others. We understand that applying for a new position takes effort and want to thank you in advance for taking the time to introduce yourself.  We can’t wait to meet you!

What would be a plus to have 
* Minimum 2 years of research experience.
* Experience in Effective Altruism/Animal Welfare research.
* Interest in expanding existing academic knowledge on shrimp welfare. 
* Knowledge of and alignment with the core values of Effective Altruism.

Benefits of working at SWP
* You will improve the lives of billions of animals.
* Raise a greater awareness of the importance of improving shrimp welfare.
* Be part of a highly skilled, driven and diverse team of passionate individuals from all over the world.
* Gain experience building and scaling a highly effective non-profit in a startup environment.
* You will have a significant influence on the direction of the organization as a whole.
* Gain access to a community of like-minded individuals.

Equal opportunity
SWP is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage qualified individuals to apply, regardless of ethnic background, race, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, age, ability etc. Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, and we will endeavor to make adjustments throughout the process where possible.

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