The NEVBD has a broad network of collaborators across the Northeast region as well as the US. We will periodically update this page to provide information regarding exisitng career opportunities for vector-borne disease professionals, including job announcements and training programs available with our partner institutions.

You can access NEVBD-sponsored training opportunites on our TRAINING RESOURCES page.

Job Announcements

Faculty Position in Vector Biology and Vector-Borne Disease

The  Department of Entomology  at Cornell University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty appointment in Vector Biology and Vector-Borne Disease. This is a nine-month, tenure track position with 60% research/40% teaching responsibility. Assistant or early Associate Professor preferred, but rank is open.  The new faculty member will sustain a strong, internationally recognized, and well-funded research program emphasizing infectious diseases of humans and/or other animals that are transmitted by arthropods such as flies, ticks and mosquitoes. Focus should be on the interaction between an arthropod vector and the disease-causing microbes they transmit. Particular areas of focus may include genetics, physiology and biochemistry of the vector and/or microbe related to infectivity and transmission. We expect that the appointed faculty member will exhibit campus leadership and will synergize with current faculty with related interests. This hire is associated with the Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease (CIHMID) and is consistent with a campus-wide emphasis on expanding research and teaching in Infection Biology. Potential exists for intellectual connections and collaborations across multiple units at Cornell, including the Departments of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, and Biological Statistics and Computational Biology, as well as with Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Weill College of Medicine.
The appointment will carry a teaching responsibility of approximately one course per year, with the courses to be taught determined by the interests and abilities of the applicant. There will be opportunities to contribute to the Master of Public Health Curriculum, the Global and Public Health Sciences major, and the MS program of the Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD).
Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline by the time of appointment and should exhibit demonstrated and prospective excellence in research and teaching.
Start Date: July 2018 or as negotiated.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, research description (not more than 5 pages), statement of teaching philosophy and experience/interests (not more than 3 pages), and up to three representative publications at . Applicants should also include contact information for three individuals who can provide references. Review of applications will begin January 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Brian Lazzaro, at .
Additional Programs for Vector Control Professionals

Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP)

A no-cost 11-course learning series developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and parnters.

Emphasizes the use of integrated pest management (IPM) to address public health pests and vectors that spread diseases

American Mosquito Control Association 'Train the Trainer' Workshops

In 2016 AMCA was awarded a multi-million-dollar contract from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the establishment of training and certificate programs for mosquito surveillance and control in response to the emergence and spread of Zika in the Western hemisphere.

With the award, AMCA is designing, developing and deploying a targeted mosquito surveillance and control training program, as well as insecticide resistance, using Best Management Practices for Integrated Mosquito Management for US state and protectorate institutions responsible for conducting mosquito control.

Entomologist Training for CDC Emergency Response Teams

The Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation has been awarded a contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to train and certify approximately 30 entomologists to participate as entomological specialists on CDC Emergency Response Teams
  • Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) certification for professionals whose training in entomology has been achieved through continuing education, self study, and on-the-job experience
  • Board Certified Entomologists (BCE) certification for professionals with a degree in entomology or a closely-related field

Entomological Society of America Certification Programs