Postdoctoral Research Scientist Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases Northeast Regional Center Of Excellence In Vector-Borne Diseases

The Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station invites applications for a post-doctoral scientist position in medical entomology. The successful candidate will conduct original investigations on the field ecology and behavior of invasive mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus and Aedes japonicus) and evaluate novel trapping methods for monitoring mosquito populations and their pathogens.

Applicants must possess a PhD or equivalent degree, expertise in medical entomology and vector-borne diseases, a strong background and experience in experimental design and statistics/biostatistics, excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated record of research productivity. The individual will interact with an interdisciplinary team of scientists at The Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases and Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases with core strengths in medical entomology, genetics, virology, ecology, and epidemiology of vector-borne diseases.

Additional information on research programs may be found at http://www.ct.gov/caes/cvbzd and https://entomology.cals.cornell.edu/graduate/northeast-regional-center-excellence-vector-borne-diseases. The successful candidate will have access to a BSL-3 laboratory, animal facilities, mosquito and tick colonies, and electron microscope facility within the Experiment Station, and core DNA sequencing, Center for Genome Analysis, and biotechnology facilities at nearby Yale University.

The salary is $48,189 per year and comes with a generous benefits package. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send electronically (1) a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) copies of graduate transcripts, and (4) names and contact information for three letters of reference to: Dr. Theodore Andreadis (theodore.andreadis@ct.gov), Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington St., PO. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504.

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