The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is accepting applications for the
Disease Ecology Project Assistant, Ã¢Â€ÂœThe Tick ProjectÃ¢Â€Â (up to 12)
Research: The Tick Project is a randomized,
placebo-controlled, double-blind research program to design and test a
tick-control strategy for preventing human cases of tick-borne disease.
The study is conducted at the scale of entire residential neighborhoods
within the Lyme-disease endemic zone of the northeastern United States.
The study emphasizes principles of disease ecology in the context of
Job Description: Project Assistants are needed to study the effects of tick
management interventions on the abundance and distribution of blacklegged
ticks and risk of tick-borne disease in people. Location is the Cary
Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New YorkÃ¢Â€Â™s Hudson River Valley, with
travel to sites throughout Dutchess County, New York. Duties include
sampling, collecting, and identifying ticks from residential neighborhoods,
live-trapping small mammals, along with gathering and entering data on tick
encounters with local residents.
Qualifications: Meticulous attention to detail and experience in field
ecology is required. Prior experience with tick sampling or handling small
mammals is highly desirable. The ability to work in small teams and to
withstand hot and humid field conditions is essential.
Employment: Employment to begin between April 13 and May 15, with an end
date of approximately September 11, 2020 with the possibility of extension.
Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld and is full time, 35 hours/week.
This is an hourly, non-exempt, non-benefited position. Wages are
commensurate with education and experience. The final candidate will be
required to complete a post-offer, pre-employment driving background check
successfully. Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. On-site or
nearby housing is available. Review of applications will occur as
applications are received. Posting is open until April 1, 2020 or until
To Apply: Please submit a job application using this link
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