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

Seasonal Vector Control Operator
Coachella Valley MVCD

Location: Indio, CA
Salary: $14.00 – $15.00 hourly
Application due: Open until filled



Seasonal Mosquito Control Aide
East Side MAD

Location: Modesto, CA
Salary: $13.50 – $15.00 hourly
Application due: Open until filled



Assistant Vector Control Technician
Antelope Valley MVCD

Location: Lancaster, CA
Salary: $14.25 hourly
Application due: Open until filled


Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD) program at Cornell University is seeking to fill a postdoctoral research associate position focused on pesticide resistance monitoring of mosquito and tick populations in the northeastern United States. The selected candidate will focus on determining the status and extent of resistance in the region through the NEVBD pesticide resistance monitoring program (

They are seeking a candidate to fill the position immediately, with a preferred start date in September-October 2020. This is a full-time position with a one-year contract from the start date, with renewal contingent upon performance and availability of funds.

Applications due:
Accepted until position filled
Apply at:
Contact Laura C. Harrington (
Location: Ithaca, NY



Postdoctoral Position

The Department of Tropical Medicine in the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is seeking to fill a postdoctoral position focused on the molecular identification and characterization of Trypanosoma cruzi parasites and genomic analysis of T. cruzi.

Location: New Orleans, LA
Applications due: Accepted until position filled



Postdoctoral Associate

A postdoctoral position is available in the Perera Lab at Colorado State University, focused on the identification of metabolic biomarkers of viral infection in the human host and mosquito vectors.

Salary: $47,000.00 – $52,000.00 yearly
Location: Fort Collins, CO



Post-Doctoral Position

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Nicolas Buchon at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY, USA), for a highly motivated candidate to study host-microbe interactions, epithelial dynamics and stem cell biology in Aedes aegypti. The research project, funded by NIH (R01-AI148529), will use a combination of omics (transcriptomics, epigenomics, single cell omics), functional genetics (transgenesis, CRISPR), microbiology and imaging to study how microbes and parasites influence epithelial dynamics in the mosquito midgut.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately.

Location: Ithaca, NY



Post-Doctoral Position in Population Genomics

A postdoctoral position is available in the Armbruster Lab at Georgetown University to study the population genomics of range expansion and climatic adaptation in the invasive mosquito, Aedes albopictus. The initial appointment will be for one year, with extension for an additional 1.5 years based on excellent performance.

Start Date: Ideally sometime in October thru December 2020
Salary: ~$49,000 annually with benefits

Review of applications will begin July 1, 2020 and continue until the position has been filled.



The Chesapeake Mosquito Control Commission is inviting applications to fill this position. The purpose of this position is to implement, plan, direct and coordinate the administrative, field and technical operations of the Chesapeake Mosquito Control Commission. The class is responsible for supervising a staff of biologists, mechanics, operations and administrative personnel; budget and financial planning and administration, policy, and reporting. 

Salary: $101,563.00 yearly
Location: Chesapeake, VA


Division Coordinator

Ada County is inviting applications to fill this position. The Division Coordinator will be responsible for the leadership for specific divisions in field applications, mapping and surveillance in Ada County; ensures the implementation and execution of procedures necessary for weed, pest, or mosquito daily operations; and, prepares reports through the use of computer software, and performs related functions as required.

Salary: $20.28 hourly
Location: Meridian, ID

Associate Professor, Arbovirologist

The Department of Tropical Medicine in the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is seeking a prominent investigator in arboviral research to develop a Center of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases. The candidate should have a well-developed program in the area of molecular epidemiology, immunology, molecular biology, pathogenesis or pathogen-vector interactions for one or several arboviruses.

Location: New Orleans, LA



John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is inviting applications for the position: Director, for their new Lyme and Tick-borne Disease Institute for Research and Education. The position will perform faculty recruitment, expand and coordinate existing institutional research efforts, and to maintain their own vibrant research program. The search committee for this position expects to review applications summer, 2020, and thus application materials should be submitted by August 31, 2020.

Location: Baltimore, MD
Applications due: Open until filled (for full consideration, submit by 8/31/2020)


ORISE Fellowship, CDC Disease Ecology

A research opportunity is available with the Entomology and Ecology team in the Rickettsial Zoonoses Branch within the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant will study rickettsial organisms and their arthropod vectors in laboratory and field settings, enhancing their understanding of the biology, ecology, and pathogenesis of vector-borne infections.

Applications due: 10/21/2020 3PM ET

Need Help Advertising Positions for Students?

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 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.