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.


  • 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.



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 rights 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.


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.

Tagged as: agriculture, research, Veterinary

About Fish Welfare Initiative

Fish Welfare Initiative aims to reduce the suffering of billions of fish through researching and executing targeted, highly-scalable welfare interventions. We work to change the world for fish.

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