Employment:

Regional Entomologist (NEW) – Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA), Guam. PIHOA is seeking to hire an experienced and qualified Medical Entomologist imminently to build regional and local capacity for routine, public health mosquito surveillance and control to limit the spread arboviruses in the US-affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPIs). Letter, CV/resume, and references are due by 01/21/2019, Hawaii Standard Time.

Assistant Professor – Stony Brook University, New York. The successful candidate will establish a vigorous extramural research program in the area of tick-borne diseases, participate in the Department’s educational mission of graduate and medical school teaching, and perform university and departmental service. The Department (http://www.mgm.stonybrook.edu/index.shtml) and the adjacent Center for Infectious Diseases (http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/cid/) provide a highly interactive scientific community.  The Department and School of Medicine have been at the forefront of research on tick-borne diseases, including pivotal contributions toward discovery and characterization of the Lyme disease agent.  The position offers competitive startup support and salary, quality research space, and a dynamic intellectual environment.  Stony Brook University maintains state-of-the-art core facilities that deliver support in a number of areas including microscopy and animal imaging, flow cytometry and cell sorting, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, animal maintenance, and BSL3 containment.  The recently completed Laboratory for Comparative Medicine includes an insectarium and provides facilities for animal BSL3 studies. This is a tenure track position.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.  Anticipated Start Date: Summer 2019.  This posting closes 02/29/2019.

Vector-Borne Disease Ecologist, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) – Boulder, CO. The Vector-Borne Disease Ecologist will be part of the NEON Science Team that is responsible for operating, maintaining, and ensuring the success of a national program to collect >175 data products from 81 sites throughout the US for over 30 years. The Science Team develops, maintains, and improves field and lab protocols, derives data processing algorithms and algorithms for data QA/QC and uncertainty estimates, and supports field personnel to produce high quality data products for the research, education, and decision-making communities. In addition, NEON scientists actively engage the NEON user community through conference attendance, running technical working groups, workshop organization and participation, and collaborations on grants and manuscripts. The Vector-Borne Disease Ecologist will be primarily responsible for NEON’s small mammal and tick sampling and the associated biodiversity and pathogen data products, but should also be eager to contribute their knowledge and expertise to other NEON data products, as needed. To learn more about the NEON Project, visit: https://www.neonscience.org/
To apply: https://www.battelle.org/careers

PhD Student Position – Dr. Kristopher Silver and Dr. Lee Cohnstaedt are seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. student to begin work in their laboratories as early as the Spring of 2019. The successful applicant will learn a variety of molecular, biochemical, cell culture, and insect rearing and bioassay techniques while investigating molecular targets for controlling Culicoide insects (biting midges) in larval habitats. Results from these experiments will aid in the development of new tools for limiting the ability of these pests to survive and vector human and animal diseases. Individuals interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Entomology in Dr. Silver’s and Dr. Cohnstaedt’s labs should send an email to ksilver@ksu.edu with a statement outlining his or her research interests, an up to date CV, unofficial transcripts for previous undergraduate/graduate education, and contact information for up to three references. A successful application will not only require acceptance of the student into Dr. Silver’s and Dr. Cohnstaedt’s labs, but also successful application to the Graduate School at Kansas State University.

Entomologist III – V Recruitment – The state of Hawaii is actively seeking five entomologists at varying levels, and they are particularly interested in individuals with experience in medical entomology. The searches have been open for an extended period, and they are eager to fill them as soon as possible. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to apply. If you have questions, please contact Grace Simmons (gracelda.simmons@doh.hawaii.gov).

Postdoctoral Research Associate – USDA Agricultural Research Service, Las Cruces, New Mexico. This position includes using large and diverse datasets to model complex interactions among multiple vectors, hosts, and transmission pathways leading to disease outbreaks across agro-ecosystem landscapes in the western US. Opportunities exist to participate within an interdisciplinary group of landscape ecologists, epidemiologists, veterinarians, ecohydrologists, entomologists, phylogeneticists, and eco-informatic experts. Position is open until filled.

Training:

Biology of Vector Borne Diseases – This course will be held at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. The dates of training are Sunday through Friday, June 23-28, 2019.

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).