Assistant Professor in Medical Entomology, Tenure-Track
The Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Medical Entomology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a top-quality, externally funded research program elucidating the biology of arthropods of medical or veterinary importance. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, behavior, genomics, modeling, and population genetics. The new hire will have the opportunity to collaborate with an established group of faculty with interests in medical entomology, including faculty in the Departments of Entomology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Epidemiology. Opportunities also exist to participate in established collaborations with Arizona tribal nations, partner institutions in Mexico, and the Pacific Southwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. Learn more or apply here!
West Nile virus (WNV) and St. Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) activity continues in the Pacific Southwest
WNV - Human Cases: 93 Counties: 20
Four more human cases of West Nile virus disease were recently reported in the following counties: Kern, Sutter, and Tulare. Six WNV-related fatalities have been reported to CDPH this year from 4 jurisdictions: Fresno, Kings, Merced, and Tehama.
WNV has been detected in 29 counties in California this year: Napa, Sonoma, Ventura, Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Lake, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Placer, Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, and Riverside.
SLEV - Human Cases: 8 Counties: 4
Eight human cases of St. Louis encephalitis have been confirmed in the following counties: Fresno, Kern, Tulare, and Stanislaus. As of October 14th, 148 SLEV-positive mosquito samples have been reported.
ARIZONA WNV - A total of 56 confirmed and probable human cases of WNV disease and 3 WNV-related fatality have been recorded in Maricopa County this year. As of October 18th, 54 WNV-positive mosquito samples have been reported in Maricopa County.
SLEV - As of October 18th, a total of 230 SLEV-positive mosquito samples have been reported in Maricopa County.
UTAH Utah's first human case of WNV was confirmed in a male between the ages of 65 and 84 in September 2022. Two additional human cases are under investigation in Weber and Uintah counties.
IDAHO Three human cases of WNV were recently confirmed in two counties: Ada and Canyon. Surveillance for WNV has been conducted in a total of 18 counties. Seven counties reported positive WNV surveillance findings in Idaho: Payette, Gem, Canyon, Ada, Elmore, Gooding, and Twin Falls. View the WNV surveillance summary here.
WASHINGTON Six WNV-positive mosquito samples were recently detected in two counties: Benton and Kittitas, Washington state. A total of four human cases of WNV were recently reported (three out-of-state acquired and one unknown exposure location).
As mosquito season continues, vector control agencies urge the public to take precautions such as applying repellents on exposed skin and eliminating mosquito breeding sites from backyards.
Citizen Science: Promoting Community Surveillance, Vector Research and Local Health, AMCA
Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. The opportunity to contribute to science that fosters community health while simultaneously contributes to advances in global health and controlling vector borne disease is a powerful motivator that engages tens of thousands in mosquito surveillance citizen science. AMCA introduces two international citizen science tools, Mosquito Alert and GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper, and will discuss their contributions toward building public awareness about the importance of individual and community engagement in mosquito surveillance and mitigation. AMCA will also describe some of the recent contributions of these tools to mosquito vector research. The webinar will be on November 3, 2022 at 10-11am PDT. Learn more and register here.
EYE on Yellow Fever Podcast Series, WHO ‘EYE on yellow fever’ is a podcast series highlighting the global risks of yellow fever and how the Eliminate Yellow Fever Epidemics (EYE) Strategy is addressing these challenges in the most-affected countries. Experts from different fields of climate change and even outer space explore why and how this disease is in danger of spreading globally and take you inside a concerted global effort to ensure that yellow fever does not become the next big global health threat. The series is available on the WHO website or your preferred podcast app.
Virtual Seminar Series on Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
The third year of the Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases seminar series is sponsored by the Coordinating Research on Emerging Arboviral Threats Encompassing the Neotropics (Create-NEO) and the UTMB Center for Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. Seminars will be hosted every second Tuesday of the month starting September 13, 2022. Register in advance for this webinar series here.
CDC Zoonoses and One Health Updates (ZOHU Calls)
Zoonoses & One Health Updates (ZOHU) Calls are one-hour monthly webinars that provide timely education on zoonotic and infectious diseases, One Health, antimicrobial resistance, food safety, vector-borne diseases, recent outbreaks, and related health threats at the animal-human-environment interface.
Free Continuing Educationfor a variety of public health, animal health, and human health professionals. Participants can earn CME, CNE, CEU, CECH, CPH and AAVSB/RACE. Each call is recorded and available online for those unable to attend live sessions.
Contact us if you have questions or suggestions for future topics.
Subscribe to the monthly ZOHU Call News and Updates email newsletter.
NEVBD Vector Biology Boot Camp Lectures Available Online
NEVBD is pausing their in-person component of the Vector Biology Boot Camp for the time being, with the hopes of offering it again in 2023. In lieu of their hands-on program, you can access recorded presentations from the 2021 Virtual Vector Biology Boot Camp available through the Cornell Video on Demand service. Simply complete this user registration form or visit their website to gain access to these recordings.
The University of Idaho (UI) IHHE is hosting its annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day course, Monday through Saturday, June 12-17, 2023, on the UI campus in Moscow, Idaho. This course provides accessible, condensed training and “knowledge networking” for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, new faculty, and current professionals to ensure competency in basic biology and cutting-edge knowledge for U.S. and global vector-borne diseases of plants, animals, and humans. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2022, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance for the course in spring 2023. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Online Course: Biology of Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Disease-Causing Arthropods - Next course starts December 7!
Interested in learning about the biology & behavior of mosquitoes, ticks, and other arthropods that affect human health? Enroll in a new certificate course from eCornell! In this certificate course, you will explore the fascinating biology, behaviors, and disease-transmission processes of a range of organisms, with special emphasis on the most important groups, including ticks and mosquitoes. You will also learn about specific diseases associated with these vectors that can be passed on to humans. This course is appropriate for those working in healthcare and vector-borne disease control, those who train and supervise outdoor workers, and students of vector biology who may not have access to other courses on this topic.
Learn to develop an effective vector surveillance program, collect data, and communicate risk with the Cornell Entomology Department and eCornell in the newest online course Vector-Borne Diseases Surveillance. Take this 3-week instructor-led course with Dr. Laura Harrington and learn best practices to implement vector surveillance, data, and reporting methods. This course is now accredited for 28 contact hours of training with the National Environmental Health Association.
SECVBD, along with partners in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is pleased to provide an online course in mosquito training for pest managers. Participants who complete the 11 modules in the course will learn to identify and understand the mosquitoes of major importance in the urban environment, their life cycles, the general methods of control, personal protective equipment required for safe insecticide application, and the laws and regulations governing mosquito control for the urban pest management industry. CEUs have been approved for FL, SC, AL, CO, and CA at this time.
The CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases has developed an online tick training course, now available! This course is an introduction to ticks, tick-borne diseases, and tick control for employees in the urban pest management industry, public health entomologists, and anyone interested in learning more about ticks. This self-paced course is eligibile for 2 FDACS CEUs and was recently approved for CDPH CEUs (2.25 hours - Category C)! Learn more and enroll for free!
Designed for professionals with less than five years’ experience in pest management, the Certified IPM Technician (CIT) credential demonstrates a foundational skillset and commitment to the IPM principles and practices. Applications for the credential are being accepted by the ESA Certification Corp [full article].
ESA also offers several other certification programs for professionals:
Special Issue on "Landscape Epidemiology of Vector-Borne Diseases"
Dr. Chad L. Cross (email@example.com) is putting together an article collection in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health aiming to publish manuscripts that directly incorporate scale (time and/or space) into understanding vector-borne disease patterns and processes and, ultimately, how these patterns and processes potentially impact human and/or animal health. Manuscripts may focus on disease vectors, vector-borne pathogens, zoonotic diseases, emerging diseases, mathematical/statistical modeling, etc. so long as landscape epidemiology and disease vectors are functionally incorporated into the thesis of the manuscript. Manuscripts that incorporate a One Health perspective are especially welcome [Learn More]. Deadline for manuscript submissions: August 31, 2023.
If you have mosquito (Aedes or Culex) samples to be tested for insecticide resistance, feel free to reach out to us, ideally well before the desired testing date. PacVec is providing testing and training services at no charge, and all results will be returned to you. Dr. Anton Cornel's laboratory is leading this activity and has organized various regional training workshops on bottle bioassay testing. Anyone interested in getting help with testing can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got ticks? Contact BiTeRS!
The Border Tick and Rickettsia Surveillance (BiTeRS) program of the Pacific Southwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (PacVec)offers services to enhance surveillance for ticks and tick-borne pathogens of human health concern in California and Arizona. This is made possible through our project leaders at the University of California, Davis and the University of Arizona, and collaborating local and state agencies, including the California Department of Public Health and the Arizona Department of Health Services.
We work with partner organizations to:
Perform surveillance for ticks and tick-borne diseases in their area
Learn about risks of tick-borne diseases in their area by testing ticks for pathogens/diseases
Collect and submit ticks for identification and testing
Rapidly report results of tick identification and pathogen testing to submitting partners
Provide training on ticks and tick-borne disease
We help every step of the way, and shipping and testing are FREE. Collection supplies and protocols are provided, and partners receive all results on ticks they have submitted.
Partner organizations may be:
Government entities (local, tribal, county, or other)
Workplaces with tick exposure
Animal control, humane, or veterinary organizations
Pest control services
Other businesses or groups near the southern border with potential tick exposure
In California, please contact Janet Foley and Laura Backus email@example.com call (530) 754-9740. In Arizona, contact Dawn Gouge and Lucy Li at firstname.lastname@example.org call (602) 418-5202. Stay Safe!
CDC website for the Regional Centers of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases
The CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases launched a new website highlighting the five Regional Centers of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (CoE). This website is a central location where you can learn more about the mission, key issues, and impact of each of the CoE programs. Visit the CoE website today!
Videos on larval mosquito resistance testing
In collaboration with partners at the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California, PacVec CoE has produced training videos providing an overview of resistance testing for larval mosquitoes. The videos discuss the rationale for monitoring resistance in mosquitoes, an overview of dose responses and how the dose response changes as resistance to larvicides evolves in a mosquito population, the different types of larval mosquito control agents, the supplies needed for carrying out bioassays, bioassay set-up and making stock solutions of control agents, and interpreting the bioassay results. See the videos and related materials here.
The Florida Medical Entomology Lab is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate for a Ph.D. program in their team (Cynthia Lord’s lab) at the University of Florida. The position is available starting in Spring 2023 and the student’s academic department will be Entomology and Nematology. The candidate will work with an interdisciplinary, multi-institution team on ecological interactions in transmission of the Lyme spirochete between ticks and hosts. The project will explore effects of ecological, environmental, and microbial interactions on ticks and microbe transmission using mathematical models. Opportunities to participate in field and laboratory work at partner institutions are planned. Preference will be given to candidates with strong academic performance, excellent communication skills, and experience or demonstrated interest in modeling, mathematics and/or computer programming. Student will be expected to publish findings in peer-reviewed journals and participate in professional meetings.To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter, and short statement of research interests to Dr. Cynthia Lord. Please include contact information of at least two references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Location: Gainesville, FL Expected start date: Spring semester (January 2023)
A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, to work with Dr. Luis Fernando Chaves. This is a school-funded position for one year that can be renewed for an additional year depending on successful performance. The position includes benefits and compensation that is congruent with NIH stipend levels. The postdoctoral fellow will join a multi-disciplinary team of epidemiologists, ecologists, modelers, vector biologists, geographers and other social and environmental scientists to do research on the impacts of changing environments on vector-borne diseases. The primary goal of this project is to understand non-linear responses of insect vectors, and the diseases they transmit, to land use / land cover changes and environmental variability, as driven by social, economic and political factors. The ultimate goal is to develop new models that integrate insights and theory from the social sciences into transmission mechanisms or that articulate the impacts of different modes of environmental variability in vector ecology and/or diseases sensitive to environmental change.
Location: Bloomington, IN For best consideration date:12/20/2022 Expected start date: 01/20/2023
Postdoctoral Scholar: Modeling and Data Synthesis for Vector-Borne Diseases
The Davis Arbovirus Research and Training (DART) Lab at the University of California, Davis seeks a postdoctoral researcher to develop web-based data analysis and visualization tools to support public-health and vector-control decisions in California and other U.S. states. The position will work as part of the Vector-borne Disease Surveillance (VectorSurv) team, along with local, state, and federal partner agencies, to develop data tools for the VectorSurv online data system (https://vectorsurv.org and https://maps.vectorsurv.org). Responsibilities will include (1) designing processes and writing code to integrate diverse data sources, including data on climate, land use, human demographics, and vector surveillance and control, (2) developing predictive models for vector abundance and vector-borne disease risk, (3) working with the programming team to automate models for use in VectorSurv’s web applications, and (4) writing manuscripts describing findings.
Location: Davis, CA Date posted: 08/31/2022 Next review date: 10/14/2022 at 11:59pm PDT Final date: 01/31/2023 at 11:59pm PST (Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.)
The MCE-VBD is recruiting two postdoctoral scholars to lead CDC-funded projects investigating vector and vector-borne disease management, using statistical models combined with field surveys and observations. The postdoctoral associates will be based at the University of Wisconsin in the Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne disease, working with Susan Paskewitz (Department of Entomology) and Lyric Bartholomay (Department of Pathobiological Sciences). They will interact with other project PIs and partners in public health and vector control in the Upper Midwest, including Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Minnesota, U.S.A. The successful candidates will contribute to one or more research projects that include: 1) evaluating currently available methods for reduction of host-seeking blacklegged ticks or West Nile virus vectors, 2) conducting lab, semi-field, and field trials evaluating new products and delivery mechanisms for tick or mosquito control, 3) evaluating impacts of public health education on vector bite prevention.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Virus-Vector Interactions
A Postdoctoral Scientist position is available at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station funded through a NIH award investigating arbovirus-mosquito interactions and the impact of multiple mosquito blood meals on vector competence (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-019-0619-y). Individuals are expected to undertake fundamental cellular, molecular and organismal biological studies pertinent to the aims of the project. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field (virology, microbiology, or vector biology). Interested persons should submit electronic copies of: (1) a letter of application specifically addressing how the applicant meets the job requirements as listed above, especially experience in the stated fields, and including a statement of career goals, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for at least three references to Dr. Doug Brackney, Department of Environmental Sciences, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, P. O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504.
Salary: $54,236.00 per year (plus competitive benefits)
The County of Santa Clara Vector Control District is seeking applications to fill this position. Under general supervision, the technician will conduct and/or lead the full range of vector-borne disease surveillance and control activities. Possession of certificates in the areas of Mosquito Control, Vertebrate Vector Control and Invertebrate Vector Control are required.
Salary: $77,769.12 - $94,003.52 per year
Location: Throughout the County of Santa Clara, CA Application due: 10/25/2022 11:59 PM PDT
The Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Division, is recruiting for Vector Control Technicians I who perform technical duties in identifying, abating and suppressing vectors. Duties include the following: determine the extent of mosquito and other arthropod breeding and recommend appropriate physical and chemical abatement methods; inspect residences, water runoff sites, poultry ranches and other sites for vector infestation; and select and apply rodent poisons and monitor progress of rodent control programs.
Salary: $44,699.20 - $61,422.40 per year
Location: San Bernardino, CA Application due: 10/28/2022 5:00 PM PDT
The Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Division, is recruiting for vector control trainees who, under the direct supervision of State certified vector control technicians, learn to perform technical duties in identifying, abating and suppressing vectors. Duties include the following: determine the extent of mosquito and other arthropod breeding and recommend appropriate physical and chemical abatement methods; inspect residences, water runoff sites, poultry ranches and other sites for vector infestation; and select and apply rodent poisons and monitor progress of rodent control programs.
Salary: $38,646.40 - $51,750.40 per year
Location: Throughout San Bernardino County, CA Application due: 10/28/2022 5:00 PM PDT
Heluna Health and the Vector-Borne Disease Section (VBDS) of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are recruiting for the position of Epidemiologist for the Vector-borne Diseases Program. The purpose of the Vector-borne Diseases Program is to develop and implement effective surveillance, prevention, and control of West Nile virus and other vector-borne diseases that are endemic or are imported into California. This position is responsible for epidemiological analyses of vector-borne diseases, as indicated, under the supervision of the Chief, Vector-Borne Disease Section (VBDS). Duties performed will help reduce the risk of vector-borne disease transmission to California residents and visitors. The Epidemiologist will interact with other VBDS staff, numerous CDPH programs, county public health jurisdictions, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to perform essential functions.
Assistant Vector Control Specialist/Vector Control Specialist (Limited Term)
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District is seeking applications to fill this position. Under immediate (Assistant Vector Control Specialist) or general (Vector Control Specialist) supervision, performs inspections and control operations in an assigned field area or specialized functional area; minimizes or removes stagnant water in mosquito breeding sources and treats assigned areas; selects appropriate material and dosage rates and applies pesticide to obtain proper coverage and efficacy; updates operational maps of assigned District areas including properties, ponds, lakes, and other urban and natural features relevant to vector control operations and performs related work as required.
Salary: $32.97 - $40.08 per hour Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA Application due: Continuous
The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District is seeking applications to fill this position. Under the general direction of the Entomologist or his/her designee, the Vector Ecologist assists and coordinates with a variety of routine and standard biological and entomological activities to support the District’s comprehensive programs in vector surveillance and control, vector-borne disease surveillance and prevention, and relative research projects; and perform related laboratory and field work as required. Salary: Approximately $69,285.06 - $84,216.34 per year Location: San Joaquin County, CA Application due: Open until filled
The Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District is seeking applications to fill this position. Under authority vested by the Board of Trustees and derived from legislation, the District Manager is the chief administrative, operational and financial officer of the District. As such, this position plans, organizes and directs the overall operations and works of the District, provides day-to-day leadership, and does related work as required and necessary. In addition to organizing the operational program for the present and immediate future, the position provides planning to prepare the District to adjust and modify its operations to respond to and to meet changing issues and trends. The District Manager is hired and employed at the collective will of the Board of Trustees.
Location: Parlier, CA Application due: Open until filled; position start date 01/2023
The County of San Diego is seeking applications to fill this position. This unclassified management position will be a strategic and innovative leader who strives for continuous improvement and is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to the Community Health Division. This position will plan, organize, manage, and provide direction and oversight for all staff, programs, services, and activities of the Division, including mosquito control and other vector control operational field programs, vector surveillance and technical services, operational support functions, and community health programs. The position will also have the following duties and responsibilities: Assumes leadership responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of a vector control program and is a direct report to the equivalent of a vector control district general manager; plans, directs, and evaluates vector control program evaluation, priorities and objectives, policies, guidelines, and operating procedures; develops and implements procedures and methods for Integrated Pest Management and Best Management Practices in vector control public service; provides leadership with difficult or complex vector control disease investigations, public relations issues encountered through vector control operations, and resolves issues and identifies solutions.
Salary: $115,000.00 - $135,000.00 per year
Location: County of San Diego, CA Application due: 11/30/2022
The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District is seeking applications to fill this position. Under the direction of the General Manager and Assistant Manager, this position manages, supervises and coordinates the activities and operations of the administration department including financial and human resources functions. Incumbent provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the General Manager. Location: Elk Grove, CA Application due: Open until filled
The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District is seeking applications to fill this position. Under direction of the General Manager, this position has both management and supervisory responsibilities and may be called upon to interpret directives to staff and to give authoritative advice and direction on specific issues. Successful performance requires an in depth understanding of the philosophy of the Board of Trustees and the General Manager on a broad range of matters. Performs higher level essential tasks as necessary to maintain operations in the absence of General Manager. Incumbent is expected to use good judgment to defer appropriate matters to the General Manager for personal attention. Salary: The starting salary for this position is contingent on experience and qualifications. Location: Elk Grove, CA Application due: Open until filled
The Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District is seeking applications to fill this position. The responsibilities and authority of the General Manager are derived from legislation and the general policies determined by the Governing Board of Trustees. In a Mosquito Abatement District, the General Manager, as the administrator and executive of the Board of Trustees, provides overall direction to the various operations and activities of the District. The applicant will be assisting the General Manager in these day-to-day operations while training to replace the General Manager as he prepares for retirement. We anticipate this training to take approximately 6 (six) months from Applicant’s start date. In addition to organizing the program for the present and immediate future, the Manager provides for planning to prepare the District to adjust its operations to meet the changing mosquito problems resulting from trends that can be forecast in land utilization, water projects developments, and recreational developments. This includes planning on a long-range basis and involves the utilization and coordination of the services of consulting engineers, community planners and other technical personnel employed by or otherwise available to the District.
Location: Compton, CA Application due: Open until filled
Clerk of Board/Executive Assistant (Part-Time Exempt)
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District is seeking applications to fill this position. Under direction, performs a variety of confidential and highly responsible, complex administrative duties on behalf of the General Manager and Board of Trustees; serves as Board liaison and administers and coordinates District agendas, meetings, actions, minutes, and communications; serves as liaison with outside agencies, and the general public; manages official District records; and performs related work as required.
Salary: $3,314.00 - $4,028.50 per month Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA Application due: Continuous
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District is seeking applications to fill this position. Under direction, the community liaison educates and spreads awareness of the District’s mission to combat mosquitoes which pose a public health threat to the communities and cities of Los Angeles County; identifies and builds relationships with key community groups, leaders, businesses, and other organizations within assigned zones; educates stakeholders regarding the District’s services as a resource for mosquito control efforts; utilizes oral, written, and digital communications to raise awareness and motivate lasting behavior change designed to reduce mosquito populations and vector-borne disease risks; and performs related work as required.
Salary: $31.38 - $38.15 per hour Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA Application due: Continuous
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District is seeking applications to fill this position.Under general supervision, performs support work associated with surveillance activities, including setting and collecting mosquito traps along an assigned route; cares for and maintains sentinel chicken flocks; and performs related work as required.
Salary: $20.12 - $24.46 per hour Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA Application due: Continuous
The Sac-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District is seeking applications to fill this position. Under the direction of the Laboratory Director and direct supervision of the Vector Ecologist or Biologist, individual is responsible for performing a variety of laboratory and field services within the vector-borne disease surveillance programs of the Laboratory department for the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District.
Location: Elk Grove, CA Application due: Open until filled
NEW - Assistant Professor in Medical Entomology, Tenure-Track
The Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Medical Entomology. The successful candidate is expected to develop a top-quality, externally funded research program elucidating the biology of arthropods of medical or veterinary importance. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, molecular biology, physiology, ecology, behavior, genomics, modeling, and population genetics. The new hire will have the opportunity to collaborate with an established group of faculty with interests in medical entomology, including faculty in the Departments of Entomology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Epidemiology. Opportunities also exist to participate in established collaborations with Arizona tribal nations, partner institutions in Mexico, and the Pacific Southwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Entomology and graduate courses in the Entomology and Insect Science Graduate Interdisciplinary Program. The candidate will mentor graduate and undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. Applicant reviews will begin November 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
Location: Tucson, AZ Date posted: 10/17/2022 Target hire date: 4/01/2023
Assistant/Associate Professor in Microbiology (Tenure Track)
The University of California, Davis is seeking an outstanding research-focused microbiologist with a demonstrated research interest in veterinary bacteriology/mycology. The faculty provide a strong, collegial core to support investigation of infectious agents and disease in animals and humans. The departmental research focuses on the mechanisms by which diseases develop at the organismal, cellular, and molecular levels. They have overlapping and collaborative research strengths in both the interactions of microbes with their hosts and the host response to infection. A PhD or equivalent is required. Topics of specific interest include but are not limited to: antimicrobial resistance, the microbiome, microbial ecology, bacterial pathogenesis, metagenomics and the development of cutting-edge techniques to detect or examine the pathogenesis of bacterial or fungal infections.
Location: Davis, CA Date posted: 07/20/2022 Next review date: 09/15/2022 Application due: 12/31/2022
The Department of Public Health at the University of California, Merced invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Public Health. The Department’s mission is to promote and protect health in the San Joaquín Valley and the world through our research and the training of the next generation of public health leaders. The Public Health Department has had an approved MSPH and PhD in Public Health since 2017. The next stage in our growth includes the development and implementation of a stand-alone MPH program to meet the public health workforce needs in California’s Central Valley. Our current search is therefore broad, and we seek a colleague with demonstrated excellence in research in any substantive public health area and the skills to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the same. We are specifically interested in scholars with expertise in one or more of the following areas: infectious disease; global health; policy; implementation science; evaluation; and with a quantitative orientation.
Location: Merced, CA Date Posted: 09/09/2022 Next review date: 10/12/2022 (Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee) Final Application due: 6/30/2023
Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Medical Entomology
The Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Vector Biology / Medical Entomology. The position is a 9-month appointment (paid over 12 months) with responsibilities in teaching and research; responsibilities are allocated as 55% research, 40% teaching, and 5% service. Review of applications will begin 1 November 2022 with interviews in early 2023. For more information, contact Dr. Greg Shriver (email@example.com), Search Committee Chair, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
Location: Newark, DE Application due: Open until filled
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