Entomologists/Research Assistants at Arthropod Vector Biology Research Labs


Entomologists/Research Assistants at Arthropod Vector Biology Research Labs

The Arthropod Vector Biology Research Group, a research group based in Ghana, with interest in vector-borne disease research and control, seeks a qualified candidate to work as Entomologists/Research Assistants to support the group’s research.

A brief description and qualification requirements for the position is listed below:

Job Summary

Performs specialized technical work assisting with mosquito surveillance activities, mosquito identification, insecticide efficacy and residual life testing, and data/record keeping. Works directly under the supervision of the Entomological Project Coordinator/Vector Biologist. It is expected that the candidate relocates to the field operations site in Tamale and remain there for the duration of the project.

Employment type: Full-time
Duration: 10 months (Fixed Term Contract)

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Duties of the position will include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct field studies and laboratory research projects in relation to research protocols.
  • Ensure that all data from all field data collection activities are recorded on data entry forms, perform mosquito identifications, and undertake data analysis and prepare progress reports.
  • Support his/her supervisor and the collaborators with projects relating to the research.
  • Work closely with projects staff, field technicians and other research assistants assigned to the research.
  • Perform other project related duties assigned to him by his/her supervisor

Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum Education/Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Entomology, Biology, Biological Science or other relevant field.
  • At least one (1) year of relevant experience in the implementation of vector control and entomological monitoring activities.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Experience with malaria entomology/applied entomology research methods for laboratory and field studies.
  • Experience with most or all of the following techniques is preferred:
  • ELISA and biochemical assays
  • PCR and qPCR
  • Operation of liquid handling systems
  • Working knowledge of the following computer software programs: MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

How To Apply for Entomologists/Research Assistants at Arthropod Vector Biology Research Labs

  • All candidates should send applications materials (i.e. Cover letter and Current curriculum vitae) to: [email protected] with the position title in the subject line of the email.
  • CVs should have contact information of at least 2 references we can contact (must include email addresses and phone numbers).
  • Applications that do not follow these instructions, or that do not meet the stated minimum qualification requirements, will not be considered

Closing Date: 10 June, 2022.

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