CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

PacVec shares career, internship, and fellowship opportunities provided by our partners and affiliations. Explore the current opportunities here:

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Please contact us if your agency has seasonal positions that may be of interest to undergraduate students in the Pacific Southwest region!

Such positions are important formative experiences for students, and they are excellent opportunities to raise awareness of career opportunities in vector-borne diseases. These can be simple job postings that we will advertise to our undergraduates or we can help you partner with faculty for project-based internships that involve academic credit with a faculty mentor and possible continued data analysis during the school year.

If you are interested, please send us a note at training@pacvec.us. To maximize your audience and reach the best candidates for your positions, please send us these position announcements as early as possible, ideally in January or February, before students have settled their summer plans.

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STUDENT AND POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITIES

The Program in Public Health at the University of California-Irvine seeks a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to study population genetics and genomics of mosquitoes or malaria parasites in the laboratory of Dr. Guiyun Yan (https://sites.uci.edu/yanlab/). Areas of particular interests include population genetics and genomics, bioinformatics, and genomic epidemiology. This is a multi-year funded position, contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of project funding.

The candidates must hold a Ph.D. and possess an outstanding publication record. Candidates should have a strong background in one of the following areas: population genetics, genomics, molecular evolution, and bioinformatics. Prior research experience on mosquitoes or parasites is highly desired, but not required. Must possess strong communication skills, excellent organizational skills and proficient working knowledge of bioinformatics, population genetics and genomics.

Interested applicant should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of past accomplishment and contact information of at least 3 references by email to: guiyuny@uci.edu

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Location: Irvine, CA

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA is seeking a M.S. or Ph. D. level graduate research assistant. The competitive assistantship is funded for -2 years and will cover tuition, stipend, and health insurance. The successful candidate can start immediately upon acceptance into the graduate program. Applications will be accepted until the right candidate is identified. Please send a letter of interest, concise CV (degrees and courses taken, publications, presentations, awards, etc.) and contact information for three references to Dr. Monika Gulia-Nuss (mgulianuss@unr.edu). The applicant will also need to apply and be accepted into the UNR graduate program. Please email Dr. Gulia-Nuss if you have additional questions.

Location: Reno, NV

One postdoctoral positions is available for a highly motivated individual to study mosquito – pathogen - host interactions using state-of-the-art approaches, combining infection assays,genetics, interaction and field studies. The postdoctoral scientists will have considerable freedom to develop related research projects according to his/her interests. Expertise and aptitude in at least some of the following areas is essential: molecular biology, entomology, animal handling, virology, genetics, immunology and field work. The Vasilakis Lab [Nikos Vasilakis LabCreate-NEO | Sealy Center for Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases] is affiliated to the Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch. The department have state-of-the-art biocontainment and insectary facilities and comprise an excellent group of faculty with a broad range of interests and expertise in vector-borne infectious diseases. The department and institution provide an excellent environment for biomedical career development. Please address enquires and applications (letter of personal and academic goals, CV, and contact information for two references) to Nikos Vasilakis (nivasila@utmb.edu).

Location: Galveston, TX

The University of Texas Medical Branch is seeking to fill the position, Research Associate I. This position will perform varying standardized laboratory assignments and experiments. Minimum qualifications are: Bachelor's degree in basic science or equivalent; no experience required. Experience in cellular immunology, molecular biology, microbiology, cell culture and sterile technique preferred.

Location: Galveston, TX

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A postdoctoral position is available in Gabriel Hamer’s Lab (http://hamerlab.tamu.edu) in the Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University. The successful candidate will contribute to one or more research projects funded by multiple federal sponsors, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health. Lab projects include the evaluation of mosquito and tick control interventions, triatomine vector biology and control, mosquito and triatomine transmission experiments, and high containment research on SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses. Review of applications will begin immediately and the positions will remain open until filled. The expected start date is flexible. Applications should include a CV, statement of research interests, the names of three references and be e-mailed as a single PDF to: ghamer@tamu.edu


Location: College Station, TX

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The University of South Carolina Laboratory (UofSC) of Zoonotic and Vector-borne diseases is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to join the lab, starting January 2021. The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Melissa Nolan to execute multiplex pathogen detection assays, sequencing, and phylogenetic analysis on pediatric cohort samples and insect vector species. About the UofSC Laboratory of Zoonotic and Vector-borne Diseases: the laboratory focuses on the epidemiology of Spotted Fever group rickettsioses, Chagas disease, gastrointestinal parasites and emerging arboviral pathogens in the United States and Latin America.

Location: Columbia, SC

Under general supervision of the Principal Investigator, this individual will assist in conducting NIH -funded research focusing on mosquito-Zika virus interactions using multidisciplinary approaches involving biochemical assays, mass spectrometry, viral genetics, CRISPR /Cas9 genetic screening, and in-vivo mosquito studies. The position requires a PhD in molecular biology or other biomedical sciences field with expertise in techniques related to proteomics and genomics research as well as gene editing and cell culture techniques; and excellent record- keeping and writing skills. This expertise could have been gained during the normal course of a doctoral degree program.

Salary: $53,760.00 per year
Location: Columbia, SC
Application due: 06/07/2021

The Thangamani Lab is looking to hire an organized, detail-oriented, and motivated individual to investigate the emergence of ticks and tick-borne diseases in New York through their Citizen Science Program (Upstate Tick Testing Program - www.nyticks.org). Individual with demonstrated experience in tick surveillance and pathogen testing is preferred. Minimum qualification is a Bachelor's degree in Biological sciences or a related field. For additional information or informal discussion, please reach out to thangams@upstate.edu.

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The Thangamani Lab is looking to hire an organized, detail-oriented, and motivated individual. The ideal candidate will use molecular, immunological and imaging methods to investigate the biology of arbovirus transmission at the vector-host-virus interface. Individual with demonstrated experience in viral immunology and imaging is preferred. Enthusiastic individual should also have:

  1. Strong interest in our lab research [https://thangamani-lab.com/research-projects]
  2. Willingness to work with BSL-3 agents within BSL-3/ABSL-3/ACL-3 laboratories
  3. Possess strong verbal/written communication & organizational skills

Dr. Mike C. Wimberly is seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to study the environmental determinants of mosquito-borne disease transmission. The position is in the Ecological and Geospatial Research and Applications in Planetary Health (EcoGRAPH) group in the Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma. The postdoc will have a major role in a new NIH-funded study exploring urban landscapes, climate variability, and mosquito transmission in India. This exciting project (R01AI153444) is a collaboration with Cornell University and the University of Chicago. They will also contribute to an established project on West Nile virus forecasting across four U.S. states.

The position is available as early as May 1, 2021, although a later start date is negotiable, and will be open until filled.
To apply, please send a letter of interest and a CV to Dr. Mike Wimberly at mcwimberly@ou.edu. Please feel free to send an email first if you have questions about the position

The Urban Entomology lab at Department of Entomology, Rutgers University has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position starting in January 2021. Primary responsibility is to conduct applied research in urban pest management. Current projects include house mouse and cockroach management research in apartment buildings. The secondary responsibility is to collaborate with the pest control industry to design, execute, and summarize bioassays. Requires a PhD in area of Entomology or closely related field. Requires a strong background and knowledge of insect behavior, pest management, insecticide toxicology, experimental design and statistical analysis, excellent organizational, interpersonal skills. Visit the page of Dr. Changlu Wang to learn more about this position and how to apply.

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

The Reiskind Vector Ecology Laboratory at North Carolina State University has a research assistantship available for a doctoral or master’s student.  Responsibilities would include assessing bed net material efficacy, maintaining mosquito colonies, and developing and completing an original research thesis or dissertation project on the ecology of arthropod vectors.  The position is available starting in June of 2021, with enrollment as a graduate student in August of 2021. The position comes with a competitive stipend, health insurance, and tuition and fees paid.  For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Reiskind  or our Director of Graduate Programs, Dr. Clyde Sorenson about applying.

Location: Raleigh, NC

The Gompper lab at New Mexico State University’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology (https://fwce.nmsu.edu/) is seeking a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the field of Wildlife Disease Ecology, with a focus on understanding parasite-host interactions in the arid-land ecosystems of the southwestern US. Pending final approval of funding for the position, the expected start date is July 1 2021 (although earlier or later start dates may be possible). It is expected that two years of support is available for the position. The selected candidate will focus on several projects, including most prominently a NSF-funded study of the ecology of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus and a USDA – McIntire-Stennis funded project on the impacts of fire on the ecological parasitology of mammals.

Please send cover letter (describing motivation, qualifications, skills, and experience relevant to this position), CV, and names (with contact information) of three references to gompperm@nmsu.edu. Evaluation of applications will commence April 1 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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The Aliota laboratory at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary medicine is seeking a postdoc to help lead multidisciplinary projects in arbovirus evolution, transmission, and pathogenesis. The candidate for this position may work on projects that are mosquito-centric, vertebrate-centric, virus-centric, or a mix of all three. The position is available as early as May 2021 and will be for a minimum of 2 years. The projects will include one or more of the following: (1) the impact of pre-existing immunity to dengue virus on Zika virus pathogenesis in pregnant nonhuman primates, (2) the molecular evolution of Zika virus during host switching, (3) antiviral signaling at the maternal-fetal interface, or (4) other interesting projects that may emerge.

Interested in joining our team? Email your CV, 1 page cover letter (that includes an outline of the research projects/interests you may like to develop or bring to our lab), 1 writing sample (paper or grant), and the contact info for 3 references; or questions to mtaliota@umn.edu.

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Application due: Open until filled (start date is anytime between May and December 2021)

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The Vazquez-Prokopec Lab at Emory University seek an outstanding and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher whose broad interests focus on medical entomology, vector ecology and control. The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary team with funding from various sources, including NIH, NSF, USAID, IVCC and CDC (click here for more details). The lab is based in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University. Primary research areas are disease ecology, spatial and landscape epidemiology and global health. Additionally, the lab is a member of the Program in Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution and has active collaborations with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/Entomology Branch) and the Autonomous University of Yucatan.

To apply, submit a single PDF to Dr. Vazquez-Prokopec including: a) an updated CV; b) two relevant publications published by you; c) names and contact information of three references. The start date is negotiable, with a target of September 1, 2021.

Location: Atlanta, GA
Application due: Open until filled

SUMMER AND SEASONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Fresno Mosquito and Vector Control District is inviting applications to fill these positions:

East Side Mosquito Abatement District is inviting applications to fill these positions:

  • Mosquito Control Assistant/Technician (Seasonal) - Announcement | Description
    • Salary: $24.03 - $29.99 per hour
    • Location: Modesto, CA
    • Applications due: 02/26/2021

  • Mosquito Control Aide (Seasonal) - Announcement | Description
    • Salary: $13.50 – $15.00 per hour
    • Location: Modesto, CA
    • Application due: Open until filled

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (GLACVCD) is inviting applications to fill these positions:

    Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District is inviting applications for various seasonal positions:

    • Mosquito & Vector Control Assistant (Seasonal)
    • Lab Assistant (Seasonal)
    • Shop / Hangar Assistant (Seasonal)
    Salary: $14.00 - $17.00 per hour
    Location: Oroville, CA
    Applications due: Open until filled

    Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District (MVCD) is inviting applications to fill this position. This is a temporary, full-time, seasonal position (start and end dates vary but run approximately April through early November).

    Currently HIRING for the 2021 season!

    Salary: $15.00 per hour
    Location: Lancaster, CA

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    Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control District is looking for qualified applicants to fill numerous job openings for entry level, seasonal vector control technicians. These technicians work under the supervision of a licensed vector control technician to implement Integrated Vector Management practices to protect residents of Northwest Riverside County. Assigned duties include: Identifying, removing, or treating sources where mosquitoes develop; keep written and electronic records as indicated for work performed; assist in receiving and maintaining inventories; attend training sessions and completes learning assignments in vector control; assist in maintenance of District headquarters.

    Salary: $15.65 per hour
    Location: Corona, CA
    Application due: Open until filled

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    Kings Mosquito Abatement District (MAD) is inviting applications to fill the seasonal applicator position.

    Location: Hanford, CA

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    VECTOR CONTROL AND PUBLIC HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES

    The CDC Arctic Investigations Program is recruiting a senior epidemiologist (MD, DO, DVM, PhD) for the Epidemiology Team in Anchorage, Alaska. This solicitation is for civil service personnel in job series 601 or 602 at grades 13, or Commissioned Corps Officers at the O-4, O-5, or O-6 levels. The Arctic Investigations Program’s mission is to prevent morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases in the Arctic and sub-Arctic, with special focus on diseases of high incidence and concern among indigenous peoples. For information, please contact: Marc Fischer at mfischer@cdc.gov or 907-729-3427. To apply, send a statement of interest and current curriculum vitae to mfischer@cdc.gov.


    Location
    : Anchorage, AK

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    The Natural Resources and Land Management (NRLM) Division within the Water Enterprise of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is hiring for two Senior Integrated Pest Management Specialists for their Sunol and Burlingame work locations. Under direction, the Senior Integrated Pest Management Specialist is responsible for the assignment and supervision of a crew of integrated pest management specialists engaged in the inspection trees, shrubs, grass, rights of way (roads, flood control channels, transportation corridors, lots, landscaping and easements, etc.), bodies of water and structures for evidence of various pests and related damage, and taking appropriate steps to resolve problems.

    Salary: $85,150.00 - $103,506.00 per year
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Application due: Continuous

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    The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District is currently seeking applicants to fill these positions. Under immediate (Assistant Vector Control Specialist) or general (Vector Control Specialist) supervision, performs inspections and control operations in an assigned field area or specialized functional area; minimizes or removes stagnant water in mosquito breeding sources and treats assigned areas; selects appropriate material and dosage rates and applies pesticide to obtain proper coverage and efficacy; updates operational maps of assigned District areas including properties, ponds, lakes, and other urban and natural features relevant to vector control operations and performs related work as required.

    Salary: $31.40 - $40.10 per hour (Assistant Specialist) or $32.99 - $40.10 per hour (Specialist)
    Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA
    Application due: 7/29/2021 at 11:59 PM PDT

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    Under general supervision (Assistant Biologist) or direction (Biologist), performs professional biological, environmental management/regulatory and fisheries service’s work related to the surveillance and control of vertebrate and invertebrate vectors which impact public health; plans, organizes and administers assigned biological, environmental management/regulatory, fisheries/biological control programs; serves as a technical advisor to District staff and the public in assigned program areas; designs, participates in and monitors research projects; and performs related work as required.

    Salary: $76,564.80 - $95,118.40 per year
    Location: Garden Grove, CA
    Application due: Open until filled (first application review will be 8/4/2021)

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    Under direction (Assistant Vector Ecologist) or direction (Vector Ecologist), performs professional biological, ornithological, mammalogical, and entomological work related to the surveillance and control of vertebrate and invertebrate vectors which impact public health; plans, organizes and administers assigned vector control and related disease detection/management programs; serves as a technical advisor to District staff and the public in assigned program areas; designs, participates in and monitors research projects; and performs related work as required.

    Salary: $76,564.80 - $95,118.40 per year
    Location: Garden Grove, CA
    Application due: Open until filled (first application review will be 8/4/2021)

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    The Kings Mosquito Abatement District is accepting applications for the Area Supervisor position. Under direction, the Area Supervisor is to perform inspections and control operations in an assigned area or specialized function of a mosquito abatement agency and to do related work as required. Some knowledge of mechanics, general problems and techniques of vector control, including the use of pesticides and safety precautions; ability to work independently and responsibly; to organize and conduct assigned vector abatement field operations, to make accurate observations and to keep detailed records; ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other employees and the public; and to evaluate situations accurately, and to maintain and appreciate safety precautions. Applications and resumes may be sent via email to office@kingsmosqutio.net, or by mail at the following address: 13960 Power Way, Hanford, Ca 93230. Please contact the District for additional details at (559) 584-3326


    Location: Hanford, CA

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    San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District is seeking applications to fill this position, Operations Director. Under the general direction of the District Manager, the Operations Director is responsible for the management of the Operations Department and its staff. In addition, the Operations Director is an integral member of District management team that assists the District Manager in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating the District’s programs. The Operations Director plans, organizes and directs the District’s Operations program.


    Salary
    : $112,965.00 - $153,265.00 per year
    Location: Burlingame, CA
    Application due: 08/27/2021

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    Under the direction of the General Manager, provides leadership, plans, organizes, and directs operational programs and facilities. Supervises and coordinates the activities of the Operations Department, demonstrates a full understanding, and ensures compliance with federal and state laws, county, and city ordinances, District policies, and procedures, as well as represented employees’ Memorandum of Understanding. Coordinates assigned activities with other departments, outside agencies, and vendors, supervises and coordinates the maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds, and equipment, and other duties as required.

    Salary: $7,956.00 - $10,662.00 per month
    Location: Concord, CA
    Application due: Open until filled

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    Under the direction of the General Manager and Assistant Manager, the Community Education and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for identifying and utilizing appropriate methods for reaching the District’s stakeholders; representing the District in media and community relations appearances; and developing public health communication programs to focus prevention efforts on key behaviors that have the greatest potential to reduce vectors and vector-borne diseases, including creative video and graphic content for digital, broadcast, and print campaigns. This position is among those responsible for information on the District website. The position requires discretion, judgment, creativity, and will be responsible for supervising other personnel during events. Excellent communication skills and sound judgment are required. The position constitutes an exempt employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    Salary: $65,488.59 - $81,860.73 per year
    Location: Visalia, CA
    Application due: Open until filled

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    Under general direction of the Manager or his/her designee, the Geographic Information System (GIS) / Information Technology (IT) Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination and maintenance of the District’s Geographical Information Systems and the District’s hardware and software systems. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and a complete and current resume/CV that includes three verifiable references. Those invited to be interviewed will be required to complete a District employment application form.

    Salary: $65,930.00 - $79,725.00 per year
    Location: Stockton, CA
    Application due: Open until filled

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    Under the general direction of the Assistant Manager and direct supervision of the Field or Fisheries Supervisor, this position performs inspections and control operations or other related or specialized services in an assigned crew within the Control Operations department for the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District.

    Salary: Starting at $4,162.00 per month
    Location: Elk Grove, CA
    Application due: Open until filled

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    Under the supervision of a Program Supervisor, the Vector Control Technician performs inspections and control operations for mosquitoes and other vectors, provides assistance and support to Vector Control personnel, provides oversight of Vector Control Aides (VCAs), and does related work and supportive services as required. The Vector Control Technician I is responsible for tasks associated with Integrated Pest Management within the county related to mosquito and vector control. Responsibilities include the application of comprehensive vector control measures with major emphasis on activities designed to inspect for and/or progressively reduce the vector population within an assigned area, or to assist the public with related vector problems. The Vector Control Technician I needs to be, with training, proficient and capable in accomplishing duties in a District vector program.

    Salary: $5,955.00 - $6,566.00 per month
    Location: Concord, CA
    Application due: Open until filled

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    Napa County Mosquito Abatement District is currently seeking applicants to fill this position. Under general supervision, performs work including inspections and vector control operations including mosquitoes, yellowjackets, rats, mice and other vector and/or nuisance organisms, vegetation management, and other related work and supportive services as required.

     

    Salary: $4,031.00 - $6,103.00 per month
    Location: American Canyon, CA
    Application due: Open until filled

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    LEAT is currently seeking an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Visual Observer (VO) and loader  to support ground and flight operations of an unmanned aircraft for aerial applications and imagery. As part of the operations, you will be responsible for all tasks associated with performing the Visual Observer duties and loading of the UAS. This position has a potential for advancement opportunities to become a UAS Remote Pilot-In-Command (RPIC). Direct supervision will be under the Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC). Weekend work may be required occasionally.

    Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 per hour
    Location: Sacramento, CA
    Application due: Open until filled 

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    The Beach Mosquito Control District is inviting applications to fill the Assistant Entomologist position. The Entomology Assistant assists with all aspects of arthropod vector surveillance and reports data. Determines efficacy and efficiency of insecticides. Applies pesticides, as needed, for mosquito control activities utilizing available application techniques/equipment. Work is performed under the supervision of the Entomologist and the Director.

    Location: Panama City Beach, FL

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    The Beach Mosquito Control District is currently seeking applications to fill this position. The Entomology Assistant assists with all aspects of arthropod vector surveillance and reports data. Determines efficacy and efficiency of insecticides. Applies pesticides, as needed, for mosquito control activities utilizing available application techniques/equipment. Work is performed under the supervision of the Entomologist and the Director. 

    Salary: $17.14 - $28.31 per hour
    Location: Panama City Beach, FL
    Application due: Open until filled

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    ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES

    The incumbent will serve as an Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of PMB and as such will be responsible for teaching, research, administrative assignments, and service at the program, departmental, and university levels. He/she will be responsible for research and teaching in PMB Graduate Programs. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in human Parasitology and Medical Zoology in both the School of Medicine and the Graduate School, serve as an academic advisor to both master’s and doctoral level students, and serve on thesis and dissertation committees for students in the School of Medicine and the Graduate School.

    Location: Bethesda, MD
    Applications posted:
    09/28/2020 (Open until filled)

    The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for multiple research-intensive tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in emerging and re-emerging viruses that expand and build upon our programmatic strengths, expertise, assets and impact. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to virus-host interactions, animal models, ecology, immunology, genetics and evolution, structural biology, and zoonotic transmission. Successful candidates will join a highly interactive virology and infectious disease research community on campus that is an integral part of the university’s Infectious Disease Institute, including the Center for Retrovirus Research, Center of Microbiome Science, and a newly NIH-funded center, STOP-COVID. These positions are part of the university’s new initiatives on research for academic excellence. Application materials should be submitted to Casey Hofmann. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Shan-Lu Liu.

    Location: Columbus, OH
    Application due: Review of applications will begin 06/01/2021 and continue until positions are filled

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    FELLOWSHIPS & FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

    The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is requesting research proposals. This funding opportunity is aimed at improving our Integrated Vector Management Program targeting mosquitoes, red imported fire ants, and flies in the Coachella Valley. Past research projects have included attractive sugar baits, vegetation management in wetlands, biological control of fire ants, and activity of house flies. Because of the unique environment including very high temperatures and low precipitation, projects designed to work with the environmental conditions for surveillance of vectors and vector-borne diseases and projects that tailor control methods to the habitat here are of great interest.

    The general timeline for proposal submission review is as follows:

    • Proposal due by September 1, 2021
    • Proposals will be reviewed in October by District ad hoc Research Committee
    • Recommendations for funding District ad hoc Research Committee will be made at November Board Meeting (Nov 10th)
    • Researchers notified of Board decision on Nov 9th
    • Funding for selected research will be distributed in Jan 2022
    • Semiannual Report will be due in June
    • Annual Report Due in December

    Please see our website for guidelines on proposal submission, interests of the District, and a budget worksheet (you can obtain these at https://www.cvmosquito.org/about-us/pages/rfps under Research Program FY 2021-2022). The District has budgeted to spend up to $135,000.00 on research projects during the 2022 calendar year. Because the District provides in-kind support, grants are intended for research and are not applied to cover indirect or overhead expenses. Please let me know if having a copy of our policy would be helpful to you. We anticipate funding 4-5 projects, but that number depends on the number and quality of submissions to the District.

    Participant will investigate tick species presence, distribution and density at up to 8 Air Force Bases (TBD) in the United States. Activities will include: environmental tick surveillance (e.g. flagging, dragging); removal of ectoparasites from euthanized/nuisance killed wildlife; sampling of ticks and other ectoparasites from birds; identification of tick samples to genus and species; extraction of nucleic acids to prepare samples for PCR and sequencing analysis; detection of tick-borne disease agents in samples; PCR species ID, or genetic sequencing of samples (only as needed); analyze nucleotide sequence data to confirm species identification or to reveal phylogenetic relationships (only as needed); perform a comparative tick sampling study at the host location, using two different dry ice traps and two different tick drags.

    Yearly Stipend: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 (depends on education, qualifications, and experience)
    Start Date: September 2021 (desired, but open to negotiation)

    Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until the opportunity is filled.

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