Field assistant in Mexico ~

26 de octubre de 2009

Field assistant in Mexico

A field technician is needed for a project in Tapachula, Mexico from
January through March, 2010. This project is looking at larval ecology of
the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Aedes aegypti is a vector of Dengue Fever.
These mosquitoes develop as larvae in containers of water in and around
peoples' houses. In order to design more efficient approaches for
controlling Ae. aegypti it is critical to understand the factors that
regulate the larval population within water-filled containers. These
studies focus on understanding the impact of density and competition on
the population. Field work involves collecting buckets from people's
houses to use for the experiments, counting larvae everyday, identifying
larval instars and identifying adult mosquitoes. We are looking for a
person that has the following skills: pays closes attention detail,
experience with microscopes, willing to work long hours, tolerant of
mosquitoes, and able to be lead a 2 person team. Knowledge of Spanish is
preferable but not required for application.

Lodging and Food will be covered, Air transportation is negotiable.

For more information on the project please visit the following website and
click on people, bios and projects: Rachael Katz

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to

Rachael Katz Walsh
PhD Student
Gould Lab
Department of Entomology
NC State University
840 Method Road, Unit 1
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919)515-1651 Office
(919)515-1650 Lab
(919)515-2824 Fax

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