PacVec Internships:

We are pleased to offer the following positions through our partners in vector control:

Summer Internships (Roseville): The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District is seeking two summer interns (one in Roseville, and one in Truckee) to assist with vector surveillance and applied research projects.  These internships are classified as Seasonal Vector Control Assistants. Applications are welcome immediately and due no later than May 17, 2019

The students who are hired may also have the possibility of obtaining internship credit or transcript notation at their home campus as allowed by their university policies. If this is of interest, our PacVec center will work with the hired students and the mosquito control agency to identify an appropriate faculty mentor.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Harris County Vector and Mosquito Control Division has an internship opportunity. The proposed project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of Wolbachia infected males produced by MosquitoMate, Inc. as a means to reduce the Aedes aegypti population in District 4 of Harris County, Tx. Two areas have been apparently selected to serve as control and treatment, but final confirmation is pending. At the start of the evaluation, the selected intern will help with the recruitment of households until 30 per area are found. After recruitment is completed, the intern will deploy BG-sentinel traps, charge and exchange trap batteries, and switch collection bags at each of the participant households. Depending on the selected study areas and the location of the households willing to participate, traveling time could be considerable. Mosquito collection will be conducted twice a week. The selected intern will sort samples, identify mosquitoes, and meticulously record findings. Mosquito identification training is desirable but not necessary; training can be provided. For the duration of the project the intern will ensure all parts in the trap are in working order to achieve successful trapping. This is a paid 11-week opportunity for $11/hr and potential monthly stipend based on relocation. Complete application (attached) and CV are due to me via email by May 20th.

Employment:

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.

Regional Medical Entomologist – The Pacific Island Health Officers Association (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). Position is open until filled. 

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 (2 positions) – 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.

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).

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.

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)