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

Agricultural Research Assistant
Department of Environmental Sciences,  Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station has an opening for a Research Technician position for immediate hire. The successful candidate will participate in a statewide mosquito/arbovirus surveillance program and assist in field and laboratory studies on mosquito biology and the ecology of mosquito-borne diseases. Principle duties include: field-monitoring and collection of mosquitoes from field sites, microscopic identification of larval and adult mosquitoes, preparation of specimens for virus testing, computer-based data entry, and maintenance of mosquito and laboratory animal colonies.  The candidate will also train and oversee of the work of seasonal research assistants during the summer. Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree in biology, entomology, environmental sciences or related fields of study. Course work or experience in insect identification, use of diagnostic keys and microscopes, mosquito biology, and/or entomology is desirable.  The individual will interact with a team of scientists at The Center for Vector Biology & Zoonotic Diseases with core strengths in medical entomology, genetics, virology, ecology, and epidemiology of vector-borne diseases. Additional information on research programs may be found at

The starting annual salary is $45,055/year with medical and dental benefits.  Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit application to:
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, religious creed, age, political beliefs, sexual orientation, criminal conviction record, gender identity, genetic information, learning disability, present or past history of mental disorder, mental retardation or physical disability including but not limited to blindness, or marital or family status.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write Director, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, P.O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT  06504, or call (203) 974-8440.  CAES is an affirmative action/equal opportunity provider and employer.  Persons with disabilities who require alternate means of communication of program information should contact the Chief of Services at (203) 974-8442 (voice); (203) 974-8502 (FAX); or (E-mail).
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