Postdoctoral Position in Microbiology and Immunology

Postdoctoral Position in Microbiology and Immunology 

Institution: University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Location: Baltimore, Maryland 

The Pedra Laboratory at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to study the molecular interactions between the immune system of the tick Ixodes scapularis, the microbiome and the human pathogens Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease) and Anaplasma phagocytophilum (Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis).

The Pedra Laboratory integrates the disciplines of microbiology, immunology and entomology to examine tick-borne diseases, which are the most prevalent vector-borne illnesses in the United States and Europe. We employ tools available in biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, structural and systems biology to understand fundamental interactions between the arthropod vector, the pathogen and the mammalian host.

References:

1. Gulia-Nuss et al., 2016 Nature Communications 7:10507

2. Wang et al., 2016, PLoS Pathogens 12(8):e1005803.

3. Wang et al., 2016, Infection and Immunity 84(6):1796-1805.

4. Shaw et al., 2017. Nature Communications 8: 14401.

5. McClure et al., 2017 Nature Reviews Microbiology 15:544-558.

We are especially interested in individuals trained in microbial ecology and/or cell biology willing to cross-over fields of research. The goal is to: (1) ask fundamental questions in arthropod immunity; and (2) develop new technologies for the study of pathogen-microbiome-tick interactions. Creative trainees with out-of-the-box thinking and/or prior experience in genome editing (CRISPR-Cas9), microbial isotope labeling, quantitative meta-omics and single cell analysis are especially encouraged to apply. No prior experience in tick biology is necessary.

The Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area is well-placed geographically, famous for its rich history, elegant cities and beautiful natural scenery. The Baltimore-Washington Metro Region is an especially attractive workplace for young professionals, due to its moderate cost of living, nice blend between urban/suburban living, and a booming life science/technology industry. The Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area is also at the heart of government, education and commerce.

To apply: Please submit a CV (3 pages or less), a letter summarizing research interests, experience and goals (1 page or less), and the names and phone numbers/e-mail of three references to: Dr. Joao Pedra, Ph.D., Associate Professor, E-mail: jpedra@som.umaryland.edu (pedralab.com)

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Biologist II/Entomologist

State of Alabama
Personnel Department
64 North Union Street
P. O. Box 304100
Montgomery, AL 36130-4100
Phone: (334) 242-3389 

Fax: (334) 242-1110 

www.personnel.alabama.gov

Continuous Announcement

BIOLOGIST II – 70722 

ENTOMOLOGY OPTION – 327 

Salary: $39,290.40 – $62,529.60

Announcement Date: December 20, 2017 JOB INFORMATION 

The Biologist II – Entomology Option is a permanent, full-time position with the Alabama Department of Public Health. Positions are located in Montgomery. This is management and scientific research work in monitoring and controlling vector borne infectious diseases as the State Vector Control Coordinator. Employees in this class are responsible for conducting field or laboratory projects and supervising the Vector Borne Infectious Disease program for the Department of Public Health.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 

  • • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited* college or university in Animal Science, Entomology, Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Field Biology, or a closely related field.
  • • Two years of experience in the general area of medical entomology performing such duties as conducting a program of vector control or conducting ecological research related to vector management and abatement.

OR 

  • • Master’s degree from an accredited* college or university in Entomology.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT 

  • • Commercial Pesticide Applicator Permit, as issued by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, must be attained during the probationary period in order to obtain permanent employment.

NOTE 

  • The Alabama Department of Public Health will verify possession of the degree prior to employment. 

EXAMINATION 

  • Open-Competitive to all applicants.
  • • An Evaluation of Training and Experience as shown on the application will comprise 100% of the final score for the open-competitive register.

HOW TO APPLY 

• Complete an Application for Examination Form available at www.personnel.alabama.gov, the above address, or any Alabama Career Center Office.

• Apply on-line, by mail, or by fax. Applications will be accepted until further notice. The State Personnel Department is not responsible for late receipt of applications due to mail service or faxing malfunctions.

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Visiting Research Specialist Crop Sciences

Visiting Research Specialist Crop Sciences
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

PRIMARY FUNCTION Coordinate field, laboratory and greenhouse research on wheat and oat breeding with emphasis on breeding for resistance to Fusarium head blight in wheat.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Coordinate all aspects of plant breeding research on winter wheat and spring oats including development of breeding lines with disease resistance.

• Participate in breeding research including design and implementation of field experiments. This will include the involvement in planting, irrigation, cultivation, pest management and harvesting crops.

• Inoculation and evaluation of plants

• Execute established experimental protocols

• Collect samples and data in field and greenhouse research trials and maintain data on yields and environmental variables (e.g., soil, plant, light, microbial, and yield data)

• Analyze plant samples and conduct lab work including DNA extractions and working with Fusarium Head blight isolates

• Manage and conduct preliminary analyses of experimental data using specialized statistical analysis software

• Prepare project reports and develop data summary tables

• Oversee the purchase of research related materials and supplies

• Supervise and train hourly employees

EDUCATION

Required: BS in Crop Sciences, Plant Pathology, or related discipline Preferred: MS in Crop Sciences, Plant Pathology or related discipline

EXPERIENCE Required: Two years of research experience in an area related to this research project; experience working on field research plots; experience working with host-plant resistance to plant pathogens and experience conducting statistical analysis of data, and supervisory experience.

TRAINING/CERIFICATIONS/LICENSES Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

Required: Planting breeding and statistics background, and familiarity with Microsoft Office products. Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills and ability to work independently as well as effectively with others.

Preferred: Knowledge of statistical software and plant breeding program management software. Familiarity with both field research and molecular marker methods.

APPOINTMENT STATUS This is a 12-month, 100% visiting academic professional position. This position may become permanent in the future.

SALARY Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

PROPOSED STARTING DATE This position is available as soon as possible after the closing date. Application materials may be reviewed prior to the close date and will continue until the most qualified candidate is identified.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter indicating your qualifications, resume and contact information for three professional references by December 25, 2017. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Linda Kemplin, kemplin@illinois.edu. You may also visit http://cropsci.illinois.edu for additional information.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu 

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EPA Releases Neonicotinoid Assessments for Public Comment

EPA Releases Neonicotinoid Assessments for Public Comment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing preliminary ecological and human health risk assessments for these neonicotinoid insecticides — clothianidin, thiamethoxam, and dinotefuran — and a preliminary ecological risk assessment for imidacloprid, assessing risks to birds, mammals, non-target insects, and plants. Preliminary pollinator-only risk assessments for these chemicals were published for comment in 2016 and 2017, and preliminary human health and ecological assessments (for aquatic species only) for imidacloprid were also released in 2017.

The Agency is also releasing new cotton and citrus benefits assessments for foliar applications of the neonicotinoids as well as its response to public comments on the 2014 Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment to Soybean Production.

These documents are all being made available in the dockets in advance of the forthcoming Federal Register Notice that will open the public comment period.

Once the comment period opens, EPA is especially interested in public comment on the benefits for cotton and citrus, since previous assessments identified potential risks to pollinators. We believe early input from the public will be helpful in developing possible mitigation options that may be needed to address risks to bees. Among the benefits identified, the neonicotinoids were found to be critical for management of Asian citrus psyllid — which causes citrus greening, a devastating pest for citrus growers, and for control of plant bugs and stink bugs in cotton.

The Agency encourages stakeholders and interested members of the public to provide comments on these assessments in the dockets linked below. The comment period begins when the Federal Register notice is published and will be open for 60 days. EPA may revise the assessments based on information and comments received. The Agency plans to release the final pollinator risk assessments and proposed interim decisions for these chemicals in mid-2018.

Imidacloprid registration review docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2008-0844

Clothianidin registration review docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0865

Thiamethoxam registration review docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0581

Dinotefuran registration review docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0920

We also encourage you to sign up for email alerts from the dockets to be automatically notified when the Agency publishes the next documents for review and comment.

 

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New Online Courses Help K12 School Employees Make Schools Healthier Places to Learn

A SAFER WAY TO KEEP SCHOOLS PEST FREE; STOP SCHOOL PESTS LAUNCHES FREE ONLINE COURSES 

New Online Courses Help K12 School Employees Make Schools Healthier Places to Learn 

MADISON, Wis., December 14, 2017 – Stop School Pests, a new online training program, is now available to school employees across the United States and beyond at www.StopSchoolPests.com. The training will help schools reduce pest complaints, pesticide use, and pest-related costs, and improve food and fire safety by teaching staff how to prevent pest problems before they occur.

Students spend a major part of each day in school – on average 30 hours each week. Exposure to pests and pesticides can create an unhealthy school environment. Mice and cockroaches can cause or trigger asthma attacks and allergies. Similarly, an over-reliance on pesticides can lead school employees and children to be exposed unnecessarily to dangerous chemicals.

“Schools must be safe, healthy spaces for students and staff. It’s important to manage pests with smart, common-sense approaches that minimize exposure to pests and chemicals,” said Dr. Dawn Gouge who was involved in the project from its beginning and is a Professor and Public Health IPM Specialist at University of Arizona’s Entomology Department. “These training modules will make that possible for any school district, no matter the size or budget.”

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a long-term approach to preventing pests utilizing the least-hazardous, most effective, sustainable and cost-effective methods. Stop School Pests new online training program will provide important tools to help school staff implement more effective pest-control programs.

Teachers, school nurses, administrators, food service personnel, facility managers, landscape and ground managers, maintenance and custodial staff – every staff member plays a role in making sure food sources for pests are minimized and making sure that surfaces and outdoor areas are safe for children to touch.

The Stop School Pests portal offers specific training modules for each role that address the basics of smart pest management, identifies common pests found in schools, and the health risks associated with pesticides and pests. The training is free and open to anyone and is administered by the non-profit organization IPM Institute of North America. Presentation files can be requested at no cost.

The training content was developed by the School IPM Working Group and through a multi-year, nationwide project with funding by the US EPA, the USDA, the North Central IPM Center, and the National Education Association.

Stop School Pests aims to make affordable, accessible training available to all involved in making sure schools are healthy spaces for every child and employee in every community.

All training courses are available at no cost at www.StopSchoolPests.com. After a short quiz, users can download a certificate.

Media Contact: 

Alina Eva Freund, Project Manager

IPM Institute of North America

afreund@ipminstitute.org

608 232 1410 x 1007

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Training Director Smithereen Pest Management

Training Director 

Company Profile: Smithereen Pest Management is an industry leader in delivering integrated pest solutions to a variety of customer markets in the Chicagoland area. Since 1888, Smithereen continues to be recognized locally and nationally as an industry leader. Building strong relationships on trust, communication, and results makes Smithereen an invaluable partner unmatched in the pest control industry.

Job Purpose: The primary responsibility of the Training Director will be to implement and develop new and existing employee field and classroom training. This position will also provide support and forward innovation for all technical services at Smithereen by assisting on special customer projects and providing quality assurance.

Responsibilities 

  • To train all employees in basic and advanced technical skills, both in the field and classroom.
  • Ensure all new employees receive an initial on-boarding training that coincides with their position and background.
  • Develop and implement ongoing training programs both in the field and classroom.
  • Perform field evaluations employees with a plan for improvement.
  • Maintain and develop training materials that are relevant to the current learning styles.
  • Coordinate and support specialized field trainers in the performance of the initial and advanced field programs.
  • Ensure all company, regulatory, and training documentation records are up to date and available for validation.
  • Assist the sales department in the development and implementation of presentations, proposals, and marketing.
  • Work with and advise the corporate team on the latest technical advances in pest management in order to keep Smithereen a forerunner in the industry.
  • Assist with special customer projects and resolving pest issues.
  • Assist in developing new services for customer needs.
  • To attend such seminars and meeting to keep abreast of the latest developments in the technical sciences related to Smithereen’s operation.
  • Work with Operations and Team Leaders to ensure that services provided to Smithereen customers are of the required quality.
  • Assist the Director of Operations in identifying service areas needing improvement.

Qualifications 

  • Must have excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel throughout the Chicagoland and Midwest region
  • Proficient in all MS Office programs
  • Related college degree and/or industry certification (BCE/ACE)
  • Candidate will successfully pass all pre-employment screening
  •  Pest control experience favorable but not required

Interested Applicants please send resume or CV and cover letter to: 

Sara McGuire smcguire@smithereen.com

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Research Specialist Crop Sciences Position, UIUC

Research Specialist Crop Sciences,
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

PRIMARY FUNCTION Manage field research activities for an applied research program in Field Crop Entomology

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Design and conduct field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments to evaluate and develop management practices for insect pests of corn, soybeans, and other agronomic crops

• Plant, maintain, and harvest agronomic crops for small plot research

• Learn to identify insect pests and damage and coordinate data collection

• Handle and analyze experimental data and prepare visual representations, technical reports, and scientific manuscripts

• Communicate effectively with the P.I., graduate students, undergraduate students, cooperators, and farm staff to ensure that complex research tasks are completed on time

• Supervise hourly student workers by creating work schedules, assigning work detail, and overseeing quality of work.

• Train graduate and undergraduate students in field research methods as appropriate, including methods for plot establishment and maintenance and data collection

• Work in the adverse environmental conditions often encountered outdoors in agricultural fields, including extreme heat and cold, excess moisture and mud, pollen and other allergens, exposure to sunlight, etc.

EDUCATION

Required: BS in entomology, crop sciences, agronomy, or related area Preferred: MS in entomology, crop sciences, agronomy, or related area

EXPERIENCE Required: Two years of experience conducting small- and/or large-plot agricultural field research; experience with computers, including word processing and spreadsheet software; and experience instructing and supervising personnel

Preferred: Two years of experience conducting applied entomology field research on corn rootworm and/or other major insect pests; experience working with corn and soybean production in the Midwest; experience with insect identification and rearing; experience analyzing experimental data and preparing technical reports and/or scientific manuscripts; experience operating tractors, forklifts, spray equipment, harvesters and other agricultural implements.

TRAINING, LICENSES or CERTIFICATIONS

Required: Must possess or be able to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License. Must possess or be able to obtain an appropriate Illinois Commercial Pesticide Applicator license.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

Required: Knowledge of agricultural production and pest management practices used in the Midwest. Knowledge of insect management practices in corn and soybean production systems. Ability to learn quickly, adapt to new challenges, and solve problems as they arise in unpredictable scenarios. Ability to organize and coordinate personnel, facilities, and equipment to ensure that complex research tasks are performed efficiently and correctly at the proper time. Understanding of basic experimental design principles. Ability to use computer equipment to handle, store, and analyze data and prepare reports.

APPOINTMENT STATUS This is a 12-month, 100% academic professional position.

SALARY Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

PROPOSED STARTING DATE This position is available as soon as possible after the closing date. Application materials may be reviewed prior to the close date and will continue until the most qualified candidate is identified.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter indicating your qualifications, resume, and contact information for three professional references by January 3, 2018. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Linda Kemplin, kemplin@illinois.edu. You may also visit http://cropsci.illinois.edu for additional information.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu 

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Field Crops position and Livestock IPM position searches at New York State IPM Program at Cornell University

The New York State IPM Program at Cornell University Has two searches open for a Field Crops position and a Livestock IPM position.

  -Western NYField Crops and Livestock IPM Extension Educator, at the Extension Associate Level

  -Field Crops and Livestock IPM Coordinator, at the Senior Extension Associate Level

Application for the Coordinator position is open until December 31, 2017. The Educator position is open until January 22, 2018, or until a suitable candidate is found. Descriptions and application information are below.

POSITION #1

The New York State IPM Program is searching for a Western NY Field Crops and Livestock IPM Extension Educator (Extension Assoc.). An M.S. or Ph.D. (preferred) is required in entomology, plant pathology, weed science, agronomy, veterinary entomology, animal science, general agriculture or a closely related field; and the candidate must have experience in extension. The position is 80% extension and 20% research, and will be housed in Western NY. Please note that this position requires a wide range of knowledge and skills across field crops and livestock IPM. However, we realize that potential candidates may not have experience in all aspects of the position, but they must be willing to learn and grow into those areas.

A brief description of the position and the NYSIPM program are below. For further details and to apply, go tohttps://apps.hr.cornell.edu/recruiting/facultyview.cfm?posting_id=_Extension-Associate–Western-NY-Field-Crops-and-Livestock-IPM-Specialist_WDR-00013133  Applications are due January 22, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is found.

Summary Statement of Job’s overall purpose

The position of Western NY Field Crops and Livestock IPM Extension Educator in the New York State IPM Program is needed to facilitate IPM demonstration, implementation, and research activities in field and forage crops production and Livestock (primarily Dairy and Beef Cattle) within Cornell Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This position addresses the needs associated with:

-low-impact pest management

-on-farm demonstration of IPM

-development of educational IPM programs and materials

-impact documentation

-evaluation of pest management practices

-promotion of IPM adoption by farmers, and

-applied IPM research.

This position requires multidisciplinary knowledge and activity including, but not limited to, the disciplines of entomology, plant pathology, weed science, and agronomy. Please note that this position requires a wide range of knowledge and skills across field crops and livestock IPM. We realize that potential candidates may not have experience in all the aspects of the position, but they must be willing to learn and grow into those areas.

The NYS IPM Program

The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) is a nationally recognized leader in the development and promotion of IPM practices. The mission of NYSIPM is to develop sustainable ways to manage disease, insect, weed, and wildlife pests and to help people use methods that minimize environmental, health, and economic risks. NYS IPM has both Agricultural and Community programs, with issues and settings that overlap. NYSIPM’s Agricultural IPM programming includes fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and livestock and field crops. Community IPM is the management of insects, weeds, plant diseases and wildlife in all settings that are non-production such as lawns, gardens, landscapes, golf courses, parks, and buildings; and also includes invasive species and public health pests. The personnel of NYS IPM operate in a collegial and cooperative environment where teamwork is emphasized and appreciated.

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POSITION #2

The New York State IPM Program is searching for a Livestock and Field Crops IPM Coordinator. An M.S. or Ph.D. (preferred) is required in entomology, plant pathology, weed science, agronomy, animal science, general agriculture or a closely related field; and the candidate must have experience in extension. The position is 80% extension and 20% research, and will be housed on Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca NY. Alternatively , the position could be housed on the Geneva NY campus if desired by the candidate. Please note that this position requires a wide range of knowledge and skills across field crops and livestock IPM. However, we realize that potential candidates may not have experience in all aspects of the position, but they must be willing to learn and grow into those areas.

A brief description of the position and the NYSIPM program are below. For further details and to apply, go tohttps://nysipm.cornell.edu/about/job-opportunities/livestock-and-field-crops-ipm-coordinator

Applications are due December 31, 2017.

Summary Statement of Job’s overall purpose

The position of Livestock and Field Crops IPM Coordinator (Sr. Extension Assoc.) in the New York State IPM Program is needed to facilitate and lead statewide IPM demonstration, implementation, and research activities in Livestock (primarily Dairy and Beef Cattle), and field and forage crops production within Cornell Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This position addresses the needs associated with:

-multi-county and statewide IPM program planning

-low-impact pest management

-on-farm demonstration of IPM

-development of educational IPM programs and materials

-impact documentation

-evaluation of pest management practices

-promotion of IPM adoption by farmers, and

-applied IPM research.

This position requires multidisciplinary knowledge and activity including, but not limited to, the disciplines of entomology, plant pathology, weed science, and agronomy. Please note that this position requires a wide range of knowledge and skills across field crops and livestock IPM. We realize that potential candidates may not have experience in all the aspects of the position, but they must be willing to learn and grow into those areas.

The NYS IPM Program

The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program (NYSIPM) is a nationally recognized leader in the development and promotion of IPM practices. The mission of NYSIPM is to develop sustainable ways to manage disease, insect, weed, and wildlife pests and to help people use methods that minimize environmental, health, and economic risks. NYS IPM has both Agricultural and Community programs, with issues and settings that overlap. NYSIPM’s Agricultural IPM programming includes fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and livestock and field crops. Community IPM is the management of insects, weeds, plant diseases and wildlife in all settings that are non-production such as lawns, gardens, landscapes, golf courses, parks, and buildings; and also includes invasive species and public health pests. The personnel of NYS IPM operate in a collegial and cooperative environment where teamwork is emphasized and appreciated.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics

Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics; AD-0601-00

Location:
Bethesda, MD
Category:
Faculty – Medicine – Other Medicine
Posted:
11/17/2017
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Type:
Full Time
Salary:
$74,708 to $127,794 USD Per Year

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation’s Federal Health Sciences University and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS services the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education research service, and consultation and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine and military medical readiness.

The Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (PMB), Division of Tropical Public Health invites highly qualified candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure eligible track). The PMB Department is responsible for providing a comprehensive education and training program appropriate to the training of medical and graduate students in preventive medicine, public health, biostatistics, tropical medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, and health services administration and for the development and conduct of educational programs in preventive medicine and biostatistics for graduate students, postgraduate fellows, residents, and other DoD personnel as required. The Department is also responsible for the conduct of scientific research in current areas of interest and the professional exchange of findings.

Duties: Serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, and as such will be responsible for teaching, research and administrative assignments. The incumbent is responsible to the Department of Preventive Medicine in the field of epidemiology, biostatistics, vector biology, medical ecology, entomology or demography with a strong background in spatial epidemiology and medical geography. He/She will supervise groups of medical students, interns, residents and postdoctoral graduate assistant at the tutorial level in the laboratory. Serve as course director of Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS), and Remote Sensing as well as related disciplines taught to medical and graduate students, assess the knowledge needed by uniformed officers in these subject areas, develop course materials, prepare and present lectures to the entire student body, develop and administer examinations.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: establishing an independent research program in a dimension of the discipline of spatial epidemiology, disease transmission modeling, medical entomology, or vector biology obtaining external funding to support research activities; preparing materials for presentation; serving as research advisor to graduate students in the fields of GIS and the incumbents field of academic expertise, assisting in planning programs, setting objectives, and evaluating progress; writing and editing for publication, text, articles, monographs, presentations, student theses and dissertations and other materials for use in the source of study and for research purposes.

Qualification Requirements: Incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of an earned Ph.D. degree in Medical Geography, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Public Health, Entomology or related field plus experience in teaching, research and development. The incumbent must possess expertise and experience as reflected by scientific publications in critically reviewed scientific journals, as appropriate to his/her research. The incumbent must possess active membership in scholarly societies appropriate to the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (PMB.) The successful candidate must be academically qualified for faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level in accordance with USUHS academic policies.

The following experienced/knowledge is highly desirable: Experience in remote sensing, image processing, and species distribution modeling; and Geographical Information System user and teaching experience.

Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described on 5 U.S.C 5733 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.

U.S. Citizenship is required

Instruction to Candidates: Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit via email: a curriculum vitae, a brief statement detailing academic and research interests, and the names of three individuals who can be contacted to provide references to:

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Postal Address:
Maria Smith
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (PMB)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799
Phone:
301-295-9769
Email Address:
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9th International IPM Symposium Registration Now Open

REGISTER NOW AND SAVE!

Online registration is now available for the 9th International IPM Symposium that will be held March 19-22, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The symposium will be held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. Register now and take advantage of the early bird price of $375. The registration fee includes admission to all symposium sessions, Wednesday poster session reception, three continental breakfasts, and refreshment breaks. The special price is good until February 19. For registration visit https://ipmsymposium.org/2018/registration.html

Program: CHANGE IN FORMAT: The Symposium opens on Monday, March 19 at 5:00 PM with a keynote presentation by Dr. Dini M. Miller, Professor, Virginia Tech University, and Urban Pest Management Specialist, State of Virginia. Dr. Miller is an internationally recognized expert in the area of urban pest management, specializing in bed bug and German cockroach biology, behavior, and control. The 2018 IPM Achievement Awards will also be presented on Monday evening.

The closing plenary session will end at 11:45 AM on Thursday, March 22.

Plan NOW to participate in these optional activities:

Monday afternoon field trips:

  • IPM in Professional Sports Facility Management
  • Urban Growth-The Green Kind
  • Urban Housing IPM

Tuesday after session (5pm): School IPM Meet and Greet (free)

Thursday afternoon: Visit Capitol Hill to Educate Your Policy Makers about IPM!

Thursday afternoon: Workshop on Evaluation of IPM Programs

Additional costs between $25-$45 apply.

Accommodations information can be found on the website: https://ipmsymposium.org/2018/accommodations.html. The room block is released February 19; don’t miss out on staying at the symposium hotel, Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 USA.

Exhibit space still available: Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your organization’s products, mission and services to an audience of pest management scientists, researchers, practitioners, and professionals. More information available here: https://ipmsymposium.org/2018/sponsors_exhibitors.html

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Additional program Information is being added to the Web site regularly, so bookmark https://ipmsymposium.org/2018/index.html and visit often.

Please share this announcement with your colleagues.

Contact Michelle Marquart, Symposium Coordinator, at mmarqua2@illinois.edu to learn more about attending, exhibiting at or contributing to the Symposium.

https://ipmsymposium.org/2018/index.html

 

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