Position: Entomologist
Entity: Alaka’ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs)
Location: San Juan, PR

“The Alaka’ina Foundation FOCs has a need for an Entomologist to support our government customer located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Potential for Telework may be available, but local within Puerto Rico is preferred.

– Perform entomological work on vector-borne disease outbreaks, vector-borne disease ecology and epidemiology.

– Support coordination of vector control work in the Puerto Rico Department of Health and the Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit.

– Conduct minor design and systems analysis for the development of scientific models.

– Participate in the development of performance and testing requirements and protocols.

– Develop portions of technical presentations or documents.

– Assists in the assessment of the effects of control measures on vector populations.

– Conduct field work to collect, transport, and store host and vector samples for later laboratory analysis.

– Monitor changes in the distribution and density of the above organisms and investigate the potential causes for these changes.

– Contribute to the assessment of the ecological requirements of the dengue vectors.

– Bachelor’s degree in Entomology or a related field and minimum of three years relevant experience.

– Must have at least three or more years of direct experience in entomology or medical entomology.

– Must be able to manage data, perform experimental design, and conduct descriptive analyses.

– Must be proficient in the use of Excel, Access and other Microsoft Office applications.

– Experience with GIS software.

– Must have prior experience handling and blood-sampling.

– CDC, public health, or healthcare experience.

– Knowledge and experience in vector-borne disease and mosquito control practices.”

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