Employment:

Entomologist IV Recruitment Kona, Hawaii Island. The state of Hawaii is actively seeking a State  Entomologist. The State Entomologist is concerned with flies, snails, beetles and other pests (including rodents) of economic and/or medical significance, and with the development, test or application of methods for their propagation or control. Major approaches to problem solving include methods of manipulating the effectiveness of the natural enemy; modifying the environment; changing adverse agricultural practices; introducing predators, parasites, pathogens and other beneficial organisms; devising and adapting abatement practices; applying chemicals; and integrating biological, chemical, cultural and/or other control measures. The Entomologist IV independently performs the analysis, evaluation and solution of complex entomological problems with statewide implications; may supervise lower level entomologist as assigned; and performs other related duties as assigned.  Closing date is June 21, 2019. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to apply. If you have questions, please contact Grace Simmons (gracelda.simmons@doh.hawaii.gov).

Medical Entomologist Postdoctoral Position – The Vazquez-Prokopec Lab at Emory University is seeking a post-doctoral researcher whose interests focus on medical entomology, vector ecology and control to work on several projects focused on Aedes ecology and control, primarily in Merida (Mexico).

Entomologist – United States Agency for International Development, Malaria Division, Office of Infectious Diseases, Bureau for Global Health (ID/MAL). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International to recruit and hire qualified individuals for these positions.  Positions are open until filled.

Vector Biology Faculty Position – University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, is seeking to recruit tenure-track faculty at an academic rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor with an MD, PhD, DVM or equivalent degree. The preferred areas of vector biology research include: i) biology of disease-transmitting vectors (mosquitos, ticks, mites, or sand flies), ii) vector-pathogen-host interactions, and iii) animal models of pathogen transmission for infectious diseases. The successful candidate should be highly productive with an established record of extramural funding or the potential to establish robust research programs in one or more of the above areas. The successful applicant should be amenable to collaborative studies with other investigators studying the pathogenesis, ecology and epidemiology of infectious diseases in the department, and to teach and mentor graduate and medical students. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with experience; excellent benefits and highly competitive startup packages are offered. UTMB has many highly interactive research centers, including the Western Gulf Center of Excellence for Vector-borne Diseases, one of 5 funded by the CDC. It is also home to the Galveston National Laboratory, an NIH-funded national biocontainment laboratory with excellent infrastructure to conduct research in BSL-2, -3 and -4 on diverse animal models of infectious diseases, including arthropod containment levels 1-4 and extensive insectaries. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a statement of personal and academic goals, and names of three references electronically to: Lynn Soong, MD, PhD, Vice Chair for Research, Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch lysoong@utmb.edu.

Research Biologist  – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases Branch, Ft. Collins, CO is seeking qualified applicants for a Research Biologist position at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, Bacterial Diseases Branch in Fort Collins, Colorado.  The federal pay grade of the position at hiring will depend upon the level of the applicant’s experience and credentials.  Likely salary range will be from $81,451 – $125,910. The ideal candidate should have a doctorate degree in Biological Sciences (preferably disease ecology or medical entomology) with several years of post-doctoral experience, a robust publication record, and a strong desire to do applied public health ecology/entomology research and service activities.  Previous research experience focused on Lyme disease, plague, tularemia or tick-borne relapsing fever is desirable, but not required. The person sought will serve as a key member of an interdisciplinary entomology and ecology team.  The primary activities of the team center around 1) identifying when and where persons are at risk for exposure to vector-borne bacterial pathogens (primarily focused on agents causing Lyme disease, tickborne relapsing fever, tularemia and plague), 2) elucidating how those pathogens are maintained in natural transmission cycles, and 3) developing and evaluating strategies to reduce human risk of exposure to ticks, fleas and their associated human pathogens.  In addition to conducting research in these broad areas, we expect the successful candidate to be actively involved in service activities and to engage with external public health partners. The position can be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified, preferably with a start date in late 2019 or early 2020. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a CV and a list of 3 references via e-mail to Rebecca Eisen: dyn2@cdc.gov

Training:

Acarology Summer Program – The Acarology Summer Program is moving to the University of Arkansas, starting in Summer 2019. Details of the courses offered in 2019 (Introductory Acarology, Agricultural Acarology, and a course on Water Mites and Velvet Mites) can be found on the Summer Program website (registration is now open for these courses). Housing details will be released soon. Any questions about the summer program can be directed to Ashley Dowling at acari@uark.edu (be sure to put Summer Acarology Program in the subject line).

Field Parasitology Summer School – The Summer School will take place between 27 July and 8 August 2019, in the heart of the heart of Europe’s most well-preserved wilderness, the Danube Delta, Romania in the Chilia Veche traditional village, on Tataru Island. The Summer School is addressed mainly to undergraduate or post-graduate students from various fields: veterinary medicine, biology, ecology, etc.

Certificate Course in Arbovirology, Rickettsiology and Arthropod Containment – This course is hosted by the Western Gulf Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases, and will be held October 7-18, 2019. Please see attached flyer for more information.

Links to Other Employment Postings (many include summer jobs!):

Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California

Utah Mosquito Abatement Association

West Central Mosquito & Vector Control Association

Northwest Mosquito & Vector Control Association

American Mosquito Control Association

Society for Vector Ecology

Indeed.com (Mosquito Surveillance Jobs)