Opportunities

Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day training course

The University of Idaho Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem (CHHE) is hosting its annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day course, Sunday through Friday, June 20-25, 2021, on the UI campus in Moscow, Idaho, USA.

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, current knowledge and cutting edge technology for U.S. and global vector-borne diseases of plants, animals and humans.

This course seeks to create an enduring community of participants and instructors who understand the biological connections across diverse vector-borne diseases to expand the impact and sustainability of integrated solutions to their control in complex human ecosystems.

Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2020, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance for the course in Spring 2021.

For more information please see flyer and click here to visit our website

Click here to apply for this course


Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge Round 3 – Request for Proposals

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday November 16, 2020. Apply now!

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Grand Challenges Canada have launched Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge. This challenge seeks to fund and accelerate solutions that enable life-saving or life-improving assistance to reach the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people in conflict-generated humanitarian crises.

We’re looking for solutions that have the potential to create wider, transformative changes within the humanitarian sector in order to provide: safe water and sanitation; energy; life-saving information; and health supplies and services to help conflict-affected people.

Find out more, and apply today: HumanitarianGrandChallenge.org

Two senior positions at IVCC

Dear All
IVCC has just advertised two new senior roles, details below.

Deputy Director – Portfolio Management

Webpage: https://www.ivcc.com/careers/deputy-director-portfolio-management/

LinkedIn Advert: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2011590575/

LinkedIn Post: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6710134424928841728

Twitter Post: https://twitter.com/invectorcontrol/status/1304370416476131328?s=20

Deputy Director – Technical Development

Webpage: https://www.ivcc.com/careers/deputy-director-technical-development/

LinkedIn Advert: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2011593630/

LinkedIn Post: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6710134750511685632

Twitter Post: https://twitter.com/invectorcontrol/status/1304370418107777029?s=20


SC Johnson’s Base of the Pyramid (BOP) group is looking for a Medical Entomologist to support vector control product development.

http://jobs.scjohnson.com/job/racine/senior-associate-entomology-base-of-pyramid/5362/16598335?utm_source=email&utm_medium=social_post&utm_campaign=SC_Johnson_social



Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor of Entomology

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia is
urgently seeking for suitably qualified candidates to be considered for a faculty
position. This is a non-tenure track 3-year position in Entomology. The successful
candidate will undertake research related to biodiversity with particular emphasis on
insect taxonomy and systematics. Those with medical entomology and parasitology
background can also be considered. In addition, the incumbent will also undertake
undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and/or research supervisory duties. As a
faculty member, the incumbent is also expected to bid for appropriate international
research funding although local and national funding are also available subject to
approval.
Department website:
https://science.upm.edu.my/department/biology/introduction-1792
Universiti Putra Malaysia https://upm.edu.my

Enquiries and applications should be addressed to the contact given in the advertisement below:
Call_for_Faculty_Appoinment_in_Entomology_UPM_2020_1.pdf

Position available Papua New Guinea: Postdoctoral Scientist (Vector Control Tool Evaluation)

This position is for a skilled and motivated postdoctoral scientist to establish and manage a vector control tool assessment programme for Papua New Guinea and the wider South Pacific region. The project is called Newly Adapted Tools and Network Against Mosquitoborne Disease Transmission (NATNAT), and is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade via the International Vector Control Consortium. The position will be contracted by James Cook University or the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR), by negotiation with the preferred candidate to be seconded full-time to PNGIMR. The postdoctoral scientist will be based full-time at the PNGIMR Vector-borne diseases unit in Madang, PNG and manage a mid-size team of scientific officers and technicians. PNGIMR is a well-known research institution with a strong focus on vector-borne diseases research. More information about PNGIMR can be found here: https://www.pngimr.org.pg/. You can access more information about the position by following this link alongside (copy and paste into Google): https://www.jcu.edu.au/careers-at-jcu/vacancies/academic-jobs (but then click further on “Position 17101” at the bottom of the options), or contact one of the following people: Stephan Karl: stephan.karl@jcu.edu.au Moses Laman: drmlaman@yahoo.com Leanne Robinson: leanne.robinson@burnet.edu.au Rachael Farquhar: rachael.farquhar@burnet.edu.au

Senior Epidemiologist Position available at CDC office in San Juan Puerto Rico

CDC is seeking exceptional candidates for a Senior Epidemiologist to work with the Epidemiology Team at the Division of Vector Borne Diseases (DVBD) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. DVBD is a national and international leader in researching, preventing, and controlling viruses and bacteria spread by vectors like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. The staff includes entomologists, epidemiologists, molecular biologists, laboratorians, microbiologists, physicians, veterinarians, virologists, and zoologists. Additional information on the position is attached and interested applicants can apply using the links below. Non-US-citizens can also apply. 

For any questions, kindly contact directly Dr Gabriela Paz-Bailey, gmb5@cdc.gov

Announcement for government applicants:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/560876700

Announcement open to the public:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/560886300

New free Massive Open Online Course on Vector Control

Dear Vector Control Colleagues, 
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has launched a brand new MOOC (Massive Open-Access Online Course) on controlling vector borne diseases, in partnership with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and IVCC. Learners can sign up for free to explore the wide range of vectors and the diseases they transmit and learn about traditional and modern vector control.

The MOOC is currently open for enrolment. Launching on 21st September, anyone can sign up for free here:  https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/vector-borne-diseases

Opportunities

Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day training course

The University of Idaho Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem (CHHE) is hosting its annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day course, Sunday through Friday, June 20-25, 2021, on the UI campus in Moscow, Idaho, USA.

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, current knowledge and cutting edge technology for U.S. and global vector-borne diseases of plants, animals and humans.

This course seeks to create an enduring community of participants and instructors who understand the biological connections across diverse vector-borne diseases to expand the impact and sustainability of integrated solutions to their control in complex human ecosystems.

Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2020, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance for the course in Spring 2021.

For more information please see flyer and click here to visit our website

Click here to apply for this course


Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge Round 3 – Request for Proposals

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday November 16, 2020. Apply now!

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Grand Challenges Canada have launched Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge. This challenge seeks to fund and accelerate solutions that enable life-saving or life-improving assistance to reach the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people in conflict-generated humanitarian crises.

We’re looking for solutions that have the potential to create wider, transformative changes within the humanitarian sector in order to provide: safe water and sanitation; energy; life-saving information; and health supplies and services to help conflict-affected people.

Find out more, and apply today: HumanitarianGrandChallenge.org

Two senior positions at IVCC

Dear All
IVCC has just advertised two new senior roles, details below.

Deputy Director – Portfolio Management

Webpage: https://www.ivcc.com/careers/deputy-director-portfolio-management/

LinkedIn Advert: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2011590575/

LinkedIn Post: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6710134424928841728

Twitter Post: https://twitter.com/invectorcontrol/status/1304370416476131328?s=20

Deputy Director – Technical Development

Webpage: https://www.ivcc.com/careers/deputy-director-technical-development/

LinkedIn Advert: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2011593630/

LinkedIn Post: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6710134750511685632

Twitter Post: https://twitter.com/invectorcontrol/status/1304370418107777029?s=20


SC Johnson’s Base of the Pyramid (BOP) group is looking for a Medical Entomologist to support vector control product development.

http://jobs.scjohnson.com/job/racine/senior-associate-entomology-base-of-pyramid/5362/16598335?utm_source=email&utm_medium=social_post&utm_campaign=SC_Johnson_social



Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor of Entomology

The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia is
urgently seeking for suitably qualified candidates to be considered for a faculty
position. This is a non-tenure track 3-year position in Entomology. The successful
candidate will undertake research related to biodiversity with particular emphasis on
insect taxonomy and systematics. Those with medical entomology and parasitology
background can also be considered. In addition, the incumbent will also undertake
undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and/or research supervisory duties. As a
faculty member, the incumbent is also expected to bid for appropriate international
research funding although local and national funding are also available subject to
approval.
Department website:
https://science.upm.edu.my/department/biology/introduction-1792
Universiti Putra Malaysia https://upm.edu.my

Enquiries and applications should be addressed to the contact given in the advertisement below:
Call_for_Faculty_Appoinment_in_Entomology_UPM_2020_1.pdf

Position available Papua New Guinea: Postdoctoral Scientist (Vector Control Tool Evaluation)

This position is for a skilled and motivated postdoctoral scientist to establish and manage a vector control tool assessment programme for Papua New Guinea and the wider South Pacific region. The project is called Newly Adapted Tools and Network Against Mosquitoborne Disease Transmission (NATNAT), and is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade via the International Vector Control Consortium. The position will be contracted by James Cook University or the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research (PNGIMR), by negotiation with the preferred candidate to be seconded full-time to PNGIMR. The postdoctoral scientist will be based full-time at the PNGIMR Vector-borne diseases unit in Madang, PNG and manage a mid-size team of scientific officers and technicians. PNGIMR is a well-known research institution with a strong focus on vector-borne diseases research. More information about PNGIMR can be found here: https://www.pngimr.org.pg/. You can access more information about the position by following this link alongside (copy and paste into Google): https://www.jcu.edu.au/careers-at-jcu/vacancies/academic-jobs (but then click further on “Position 17101” at the bottom of the options), or contact one of the following people: Stephan Karl: stephan.karl@jcu.edu.au Moses Laman: drmlaman@yahoo.com Leanne Robinson: leanne.robinson@burnet.edu.au Rachael Farquhar: rachael.farquhar@burnet.edu.au

Senior Epidemiologist Position available at CDC office in San Juan Puerto Rico

CDC is seeking exceptional candidates for a Senior Epidemiologist to work with the Epidemiology Team at the Division of Vector Borne Diseases (DVBD) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. DVBD is a national and international leader in researching, preventing, and controlling viruses and bacteria spread by vectors like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. The staff includes entomologists, epidemiologists, molecular biologists, laboratorians, microbiologists, physicians, veterinarians, virologists, and zoologists. Additional information on the position is attached and interested applicants can apply using the links below. Non-US-citizens can also apply. 

For any questions, kindly contact directly Dr Gabriela Paz-Bailey, gmb5@cdc.gov

Announcement for government applicants:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/560876700

Announcement open to the public:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/560886300

New free Massive Open Online Course on Vector Control

Dear Vector Control Colleagues, 
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has launched a brand new MOOC (Massive Open-Access Online Course) on controlling vector borne diseases, in partnership with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and IVCC. Learners can sign up for free to explore the wide range of vectors and the diseases they transmit and learn about traditional and modern vector control.

The MOOC is currently open for enrolment. Launching on 21st September, anyone can sign up for free here:  https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/vector-borne-diseases

VCWG Careers List

MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe

A new course has been launched “MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe” which is free, open-access and will run until March 31, 2020. Go to
file:///C:/Users/Administrator/Downloads/MalariaX_About%20the%20Course_One%20pager_2019-20%20(2).pdf

Course Description

How can we eradicate malaria? Explore the scientific and technological underpinnings of malaria, as well as the historical, political, social, and economic contexts in which control, elimination, and eradication efforts unfold. Through foundational lectures and supplemental interviews, this course provides participants with a toolbox of knowledge and skills. Learners will be guided through the analysis of real-world data and its effective use in problem-solving. Analytical approaches focus on how to develop and implement evidence-based intervention strategies to contribute to national and local malaria eradication efforts. The target audience for the course includes those with an interest in gaining the technical expertise and leadership skills needed to work in global health and malaria programs around the world. The self-paced nature of the course will allow learners to access it at their convenience.

What you’ll learn

· The biology of the malaria parasite, the mosquito vector, and the human host

· The challenges of eradicating malaria in complex ecosystems

· Scientific and technological approaches for malaria control and elimination

· Historical, political, social, and economic contexts of malaria control, elimination, and eradication efforts

· How health systems effectively monitor and respond to malaria

Contact us
Regional Medical Entomologist

The 1st European workshop on testing procedures for monitoring and managing insecticide resistance in invasive mosquitoes will be held from November 18-22, 2019 at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Montpellier, France. Organized jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and IRD through the WIN initiative (https://win-network.ird.fr/), this workshop aims to strengthen country capacities in conducting routine insecticide resistance monitoring at national level.
Attached are all information related to the workshop’s venue, registration, scientific program and objectives.

If you are interested in participating to this workshop, please register before October 20 at https://forms.gle/secKh4n26WyXhSJu6. Note that the maximum number of participants will be 20. Travel, accommodation and local meeting costs will be arranged and covered by the workshop organizers.

If you have any questions, please contact the organization committee at winprojectoffice@ird.fr.

Vector Conference India

VECTOR CONFERENCE: The XIII Annual Conference of India Society for Malaria and Other Communicable Diseases is being organized at IMA House Kochi from 29th Nov. to 1st Dec. 2019 in collaboration with by NCDC and NVBDCP Delhi. The theme of the conference is, “ Combating Vector Borne Diseases : Need for Paradigm shift.” Three days of deliberations will focus on novel strategies related to surveillance, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatments and control of vector borne diseases. Neglected tropical diseases as well as infectious and non-infectious diseases will also be dealt with. About 400-450 delegates are expected to participate in this conference across the country and abroad. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. S. N. Sharma, Organizing Secretary, ismocdkochi@gmail.com

Entomologist position with WHO in Geneva

The WHO Global Malaria Programme is currently recruiting a Technical Officer (Entomologist). The closing date for applications is 8 October 2019.
The job description can be found here: https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1904247&tz=GMT%2B02%3A00&tzname=

The Janet Hemingway Fellow in Vector Biology - Lecturer
Monitoing & Evaluation Manager: Mozambique/South Africa

A position of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager located in Johannesburg, South Africa, is being advertized. It relates to the Lubombo Spatial Development Initiative 2, which deals with malaria reduction in the border regions between Mozambique and South Africa, based largely on vector control (mainly IRS). LSDI2 has expanded in recent years and has assumed greater responsibility in Malaria control and elimination. LSDI2 is the Principal Recipient of the Global Fund Regional grant called MOSASWA (Mozambique, South Africa and Eswatini).

For more information, kindly see the attachment or kindly contact directly Carrie Ferguson (carrie@lsdi2.org).

MESA Track: find out more about the platform and get involved!

Watch the video here (http://www.mesamalaria.org/resource-hub/what-mesa-track) Know more about the MESA Track online platform, an open and living database of malaria research. This user-friendly and open-access tool informs the malaria community about which questions are being addressed, which innovative strategies are being tested, and aids collaboration and information-sharing. The inputs and updates shared by the VCWG members at each annual meeting are incorporated in the VCWG institutional page (http://www.mesamalaria.org/mesa-track?researchInstitution=8626) Find out more about the MESA Track online platform and join the database of researchers, funders and institutions working to combat malaria!

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