Temporary Mosquito-borne Virus Surveillance Technician

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7078314 (Ref:BSUhttps://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/24910)

Posted: May 11, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Duties will include trapping mosquitoes for virus identification using gravid traps designed for disease vector collection. The locations for these collections will be determined in consultation with the ISDH Field Vector-borne Epidemiology Director. Each intern will receive training in mosquito identification and other tasks needed for their work during 2-day training sessions at the ISDH Entomology Laboratory in Indianapolis.
Ball State is accepting applications for Temporary Mosquito-bourne Virus Surveillance Technicians.

Job Function:

Duties will include trapping mosquitoes for virus identification using gravid traps designed for disease vector collection. The locations for these collections will be determined in consultation with the ISDH Field Vector-borne Epidemiology Director. Each intern will receive training in mosquito identification and other tasks needed for their work during 2-day training sessions at the ISDH Entomology Laboratory in Indianapolis.

Minimum Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education:

College courses in entomology, disease ecology, or epidemiology.

Minimum Experience:

Currently enrolled in or graduated from any accredited college or university or field experience from which comparable job knowledge can be acquired as determined by Ball State University and able to reside in Indiana May through August 2021.

Preferred Experience:

None

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Trapping mosquitoes for virus identification.
  • Using gravid traps designed for disease vector collection.
  • Attend 2-day training sessions at the ISDH Entomology Laboratory in Indianapolis to receive training in mosquito identification and other tasks needed for the work.


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Job posting number:#7078314 (Ref:BSUhttps://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/24910)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Ball State University
Muncie,Indiana
United States
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