Employment:

Senior Pubic Health Biologist

The Vector-Borne Disease Section of the California Department of Public Health is recruiting for a Public Health Biologist at the Senior level. Public Health Biologists conduct activities relating to the prevention, surveillance, epidemiology, and control of vector-borne diseases in California. This position serves as the lead Public Health Biologist for the statewide tick and tick-borne disease surveillance program and is located in Richmond (San Francisco Bay Area), California. Salary range is $6210 – $8096/month (up to $97,152/year). Applications must be submitted by November 20, 2019. For more information and to apply, view the official job posting on the CalCareers website.  Please also indicate your interest in the position by emailing your CV or resume to Vicki Kramer vicki.kramer@cdph.ca.gov. Please contact Dr. Kramer, Chief, Vector-Borne Disease Section, with any questions via email or phone (916) 552-9730.

Microbiologist

The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District is recruiting for a Microbiologist. This qualified journey-level classification is responsible for performing the full range of testing and analysis duties within a specialized scientific program area, working independently and exercising judgment and initiative. This position performs analysis by appropriate protocol procedures of blood sera and other biological specimen samples for the presence or evidence of arthropod-borne encephalitis viruses, plague bacilli, and other vector-borne disease-causing microbial organisms; Performs dissections and makes evaluations of tick specimens to detect the presence of disease using appropriate materials and methods; Assists in field specimen collection and processing techniques and logistics in the procurement of arthropod specimens; ships and receives specimens to/from outside sources. As assigned by management, provides technical and functional direction to part-time and seasonal staff; reviews and controls quality of work; trains employees in work methods, use of tools and equipment, and relevant safety precautions. Provides staff education and training related to laboratory testing and ensures compliance with Federal and State mandated regulations and standards as they are updated or changed. Performs quality assurance and quality control for all laboratory testing; maintains laboratory equipment; schedules preventative maintenance, safety checks and servicing; ensures proper disposal of waste materials. Maintains and orders laboratory and testing supplies and agents. Updates standard operating procedures and testing protocols. Maintains detailed and accurate records of laboratory activities, testing, and results;
produces a variety of reports and correspondence. Observes and complies with all District and mandated safety rules, regulations, and protocols. Performs other duties as assigned. Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: Equivalent to bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in microbiology or a related field; and two (2) years of clinical or research laboratory testing experience.  This position will remain open until a significant amount of qualified applications are received. Please review the official job posting for more information.

Tenure-Track and Non-Tenured Faculty

In alignment with its 2019-2024 strategic plan, the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) announces multiple tenure-track and non-tenured faculty openings. Positions will be at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor with preference given to candidates engaged in the following key areas:

  1. Non-communicable diseases, including mental health
  2. Disease elimination and eradication
  3. Health impacts of global environmental change

And/or with expertise in the following research skills:

  1. Data science, especially analysis of large data sets and geospatial modeling and mapping
  2. Biostatistics/Statistics, especially innovative use of trial design and causal inference (e.g. cluster randomized, stepped wedge, pragmatic trials, regression discontinuity, difference-in-differences etc.).
  3. Health economics/health systems/policy research
  4. Innovation, including health policy, digital technology and engineering
  5. Implementation science

Up to five new global health faculty will be hired, with potential for primary or secondary faculty appointments in Duke Schools including but not limited to the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Pratt School of Engineering, Nicholas School of the Environment, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. These positions will be based in Durham, NC, USA. To apply or express interest, please submit your CV here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14811/apply.

Tenure Track Position in Arthropod Vectors of Disease

The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) and the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) Department of Entomology invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of arthropod vectors of disease. The position will be based at the IBBR campus in Rockville, Maryland, with a tenure home in the Department of Entomology. The appointee will be expected to build a nationally prominent, robustly funded research program and to oversee the University of Maryland Insect Transformation Facility, an international authority and resource for insect genetic modification technologies located at IBBR. We expect to fill the position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Complete position information can be found here: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/74185. For full consideration, please apply by December 01, 2019.

Associate/Full Professor of Empire Innovation

SUNY Upstate Medical University (UMU), in conjunction with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) seeks two internationally recognized expert in vector-borne diseases and ecology of infectious diseases, broadly defined, to apply for an Associate or Full Professor of
Empire Innovation position (Commensurate of the experience of the Empire Innovation Program (EIP) faculty per decision of campus leadership) as part of the New York State Empire Innovation Scholar
Program, which aims to expand the ranks of world-class faculty within the SUNY system. EIP positions are highly prized and very competitive; as such, EIP faculty enjoy special distinction within the SUNY system and are largely free of teaching responsibilities in order to accelerate their research.
The successful candidate will join a growing team of collaborative and interdisciplinary researchers in Central New York in the creation of a new Center for Environmental Health and Medicine, a SUNYfunded
collaboration between ESF and UMU (less than 5 min walk between campuses). Utilizing the expertise of the successful candidate the Center will be able to leverage the robust facilities, faculty expertise, and platforms for research on a local and global scale to address the greatest challenges
to environmental and human health. Linking local and global surveillance and research efforts will provide a unique opportunity for students, fellows and faculty. More information about the Center can be found here: www.sunycehm.org. Application Process: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of research interests to eisearch@upstate.edu. References will be requested if you are selected as a
finalist. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Official posting of this advertisement can be found here.  For additional information, contact Dr. Saravanan Thangamani at thangams@upstate.edu.

Vector Control Technician – Shasta Mosquito & Vector Control District

Under the general direction of the District Manager and Assistant Manager, and reporting to the Field Supervisor, the Vector Control Technician (VCT) performs inspections (surveillance) and control operations relative to vector control operations in an assigned area or areas of responsibility, may perform tasks of a specialized function or need and do related work as required within the auspices of a mosquito and vector control agency. The Vector Control Technician reports to the Field Supervisor. Interested parties who meet the qualifications must submit a District application. Resumes alone will not be accepted, but may be included with application. To obtain an application, please visit our website www.shastamosquito.org, and look in section “About Us > Employment.” Submit by e-mail to contact@shastamosquito.org. Please attach the application materials as a Word or PDF file with the classification title, VECTOR CONTROL TECHNICIAN, in the subject line.

Postdoctoral Associate in Zoonotic Virology – Duke University’s One Health Team (http://sites.globalhealth.duke.edu/dukeonehealth/) in Division of Infectious Diseases of the School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Associate to work in One Health Research.

Open Rank Positions in Vector Biology at Notre Dame University
The University of Notre Dame is an R1 (“very high research activity”) university ranked #15 nationally in the US. Beginning with George Craig and following with Frank Collins, Nora Besansky, Dave Severson, John Grieco, Nicole Achee, Neil Lobo, and others, Notre Dame views vector biology as a high priority in its research portfolio. As such, the university’s administration is committed to making hires to reinforce Notre Dame’s excellence in this area and is also in the process of making investments in insectary space and other infrastructure related to vector biology. An advertisement is attached, and those interested can apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/68836.

Senior Pubic Health Biologist
The Vector-Borne Disease Section of the California Department of Public Health is recruiting for a Public Health Biologist at the Senior level. Public Health Biologists conduct activities relating to the prevention, surveillance, epidemiology, and control of vector-borne diseases in California. This position serves as the lead Public Health Biologist for the statewide tick and tick-borne disease surveillance program and is located in Richmond (San Francisco Bay Area), California. Salary range is $6210 – $8096/month (up to $97,152/year). Applications must be submitted by November 20, 2019. For more information and to apply, view the official job posting on the CalCareers website.  Please also indicate your interest in the position by emailing your CV or resume to Vicki Kramer vicki.kramer@cdph.ca.gov. Please contact Dr. Kramer, Chief, Vector-Borne Disease Section, with any questions via email or phone (916) 552-9730.

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)