Biologist

The Centers for Disease Control is seeking qualified applicants for a biologist position at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Bacterial Diseases Branch.

Required Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree
– Training in entomology or experience working with small mammals, rabbits, and arthropods in the field and laboratory

Desired Qualifications:

– Master’s degree
– Previous experience maintaining ticks in colonies, conducting laboratory transmission/vector competence studies with ticks, or field studies working on ticks and small mammal hosts
– Prior training in vector identification, experience in data management, strong communication skills, logistical and inter-personal skills

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

– Work in an interdisciplinary entomology and ecology team
– Identify when and where persons are at risk for exposure to vector-borne bacterial pathogens (primarily focused on agents causing Lyme disease, tick-borne relapsing fever, tularemia and plague)
– Elucidate how those pathogens are maintained in natural transmission cycles
– Develop and evaluate strategies to reduce human risk of exposure to ticks, fleas and their associated human pathogens

The position can be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified, preferably with a start date in early 2020. Interested candidates should send a CV and a list of 3 references via e-mail to Rebecca Eisen (dyn2@cdc.gov).