Assistant or Associate Vector Scientist, Alameda County MAD

Description: Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District is seeking an exceptional entry or mid-career candidate to support the lab in monitoring mosquito abundance, arbovirus prevalence in mosquitoes, and insecticide resistance.  Candidates must have a strong background in biology, molecular biology and / or ecology as it relates to insects and / or viruses; familiarity with habitats that breed mosquitoes; experience with quantitative PCR and methods for analyzing and visualizing data using computer software.  Preferred expertise includes some or all of the following: identification of larval and adult mosquitoes to species; PCR primer design; analysis of Next Generation nucleotide sequence data; assays for detecting enzyme activity; piloting unmanned air systems (i.e. drone aircraft); independent or mentored research related to monitoring and controlling mosquito abundance; community engagement.

Applicants must possess: a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in biology or related field; a valid California Driver’s License; the ability to maintain and be insurable under the guidelines set forth by the District’s insurance carrier, and to safely operate and navigate District vehicles to perform work-related activities.  The successful candidate will be required to complete a six (6) month probationary period.

Compensation:  annual salary of the Vector Scientist series is $71,105 – $106,739; benefit package (CalPers retirement, medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays).

Submission Deadline:  Applications must be received by May 28, 2018 for consideration.  Preferred application submission is via email: [email protected]

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