Associate Specialist in Vector-Borne Disease Biologist

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University of California, Irvine

Associate Specialist in Vector-Borne Disease Biologist

Recruitment Period Open February 22nd, 2018 through March 24th, 2018 Description

The Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention, Program in Public Health at the University of California-Irvine seeks an Associate Specialist for a study to determine the impact of microbiome on mosquito development and reproduction and clinical epidemiology of vector-borne diseases.

We are seeking to hire a highly motivated, dedicated individual who has excellent ecology, genetics, bioinformatics and data management skills. This person will 1) develop techniques for high-throughput microbial sequencing, 2) perform DNA genotyping and laboratory experiments to determine the function of selected bacteria using ecological methods, 3) conduct metagenomics data analysis and data archive, 4) clinical data collection and analysis, and 5) write scientific reports.

A Doctoral degree in biology, microbiology or Public Health is required and experience with mosquito microbiome and ecological research, bioinformatics. Must possess strong communication skills, excellent organizational skills and proficient working knowledge of bioinformatics, microbiology, mosquito ecology and vector-borne diseases

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The Program in Public Health recognizes the value of diversity in its faculty and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. Qualified applicants must have the demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues.

Application Process:
To apply, please log onto UC Irvine's recruitment site located at

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for this position:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Current Research
  4. Three reference letters
  5. Statement of Contributions to Diversity a) This is a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

UC Irvine is one of ten campuses of the highly regarded University of California system. With approximately 29,000 students, 1,100 faculty members, a highly ranked medical school, our campus offers a wealth of opportunities for research collaboration and is ranked among the top 10 public universities in the US. Established in 2003, our rapidly growing Program in Public Health offers BA, BS, MPH, and PhD degrees in a variety of emphasis areas. The U.S. News and World Report recently ranked our MPH program as #10 in the country. More information is available on our web site at

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

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Posted: 2/27/2018
Application Due: 3/26/2018
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