Entomology Field Technician at Abt Associates

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Under the supervision of the Entomology Technical Manager, the Entomology Field Technician will be responsible for timely and high quality field entomological work.

  • Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:
  •  Support implementation of the following set of entomological field activities on monthly basis:
  • pre- and post-pyrethrum spray collections to monitor indoor resting vector populations
  • CDC light trap and Human Landing Catch collection
  • Identification of the Anopheline collected
  • wall bioassays 1 to 2 weeks after every spray cycle to evaluate the quality of spraying.
  • wall bioassays activities monthly in selected localities to evaluate the residual efficacy of insecticide.
  • vector susceptibility studies annually for all currently used and candidate insecticides in order to monitor resistance status
  • Participate in other field activities as required
  • Assist with procurement requests related to the field entomological activities
  • Adhere to the Standard Operational Procedures for these activities
  •  Support the laboratory activities and insectary operations when required.
  •  Ensure proper and timely data recording and entry.
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Entomology Technical Manager.

This position may require frequent visits to the field and sentinel sites for mosquito collection.

Qualification requirements include the following:

  • Degree in Entomology or laboratory related field, or Bachelors Degree (desirable), in bio-chemistry, laboratory, or other related health field.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in laboratory or related work.
  •  Knowledge in computer skills (able to run programs such as Microsoft word, Excel).
  • Knowledge in Anopheles identification
  • Knowledge of English is a must.
  • Experience with laboratory animal rearing is an added advantage

How to Apply

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 13th May, 2020

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