Makerere University MSC Research Opportunity

Theme: Intergrated Aquaculture Systems in Uganda

The Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences ( ) with support through a RUFORUM( and Carnergie Foundation ( Post-doctoral fellowship is carrying out research activities that will  contribute to improvement in the areas of fish feed formulation, fish production and value addition through integrated farming system and multidisciplinary approaches.   In view of the above goal, applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified graduate students to be part of this post-doctoral fellowship research team. Female candidates and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

The students will work under the following specific areas: 

i.    Replacement of fishmeal with bivalves for aqua-feed
ii.    Integrated bivalve culture for aqua-feed and water quality management
iii.    Poultry waste for aqua-feed: sustainable integration of poultry with aquaculture
iv.    Parasite management: elucidating transmission and spread pathways of monogenean fish parasites

Eligibility criteria

i.    Should demonstrate interest and capability to work in the specified areas
ii.    Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree from a reputable university 
iii.    Be admitted in Makerere University on full-time Master of Science degree in any disciplines related to the specified topics
iv.    Be ready to start research activities immediately and complete within 1 year

Application process

1.    A one-page motivation letter on any one of the mentioned topics
2.    A Curriculum vitae with contactable referees
3.    Copy of admission letter from the host universities 
4.    All applications must be sent electronically to Charles Masembe on the email given ( and copied to Sr. Dr. Jane Yatuha (; and Dr. Akoll Peter ( not later than 5.00 PM East African Time on 30th January 2019.