Medical Entomologist (P-4) at the International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria
Application Deadline: 24 August 2009
Functions / Key Results Expected
The medical entomologist is: (1) a team leader of scientists and technical staff carrying out R&D and technology transfer activities in relation to mosquito SIT; (2) a programme planner, providing input on programme planning and evaluation, and; (3) a promoter pro-actively attracting extrabudgetary funds for the mosquito SIT activities.
For more information and how to apply, please use this link: http://recruitment.iaea.org/vacancies/p/2009/2009_704.html
Application Deadline: 24 August 2009
Issue Date: 8 July 2009
Duration: Fixed term temporary assistance post, 2 years
Duty Station: Seibersdorf, Austria
- Coordinate all activities and staff of the mosquito SIT group in the insect pest control subprogramme and manage its human and financial resources.
- Provide guidance and leadership for the development, testing and improvement of innovative and effective methods of mass-rearing, sterilizing, releasing, evaluating and the development of genetic sexing strains for the production of sterile males only of Anopheles arabiensis and other potential mosquito species (e.g. Aedes spp.).
- Develop, conceptualize, and implement CRPs, including the evaluation of research contracts and agreements, organization of research coordination meetings, and the preparation of meeting reports and other relevant documents.
- Contribute to technology transfer to mosquito SIT projects supported by the IAEA technical cooperation programme by developing project concepts, project designs, workplans, planning and implementation of training courses, participating in field missions and training fellows in the field of mosquito rearing and genetics.
- Develop guidelines, manuals, e-learning modules and contribute technical expertise to the organization of technical meetings and consultants meetings in relation to all components of the SIT for mosquitoes.
- Prepare reports and scientific publications, contribute to a newsletter and website, and represent the IAEA at international meetings.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Good knowledge of the principles of AW-IPM with a SIT component.
- Good understanding of the biology of An. arabiensis and/or of other major insect pests (e.g. Aedes) as it relates to the development of mass rearing technology, genetic sexing and implementation of the SIT.
- Knowledge of radiation sterilization procedures, genetic sexing and the implementation of bioassay procedures.
- Ability to design, implement, evaluate and analyse complex experiments. Good knowledge of statistical procedures.
- Good management capabilities to deal with the necessary administrative formalities of the mosquito SIT group, and willingness to travel frequently.
- Understanding of the needs of developing countries with respect to mosquito AW-IPM and SIT.
Strong presentation skills;
Ability to prepare technical documents and scientific publications for submission to peer reviewed journals.
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with IAEA staff at all levels, with representatives of Member States and with external counterparts;
- Ability to lead and operate in a team as part of the insect pest control subprogramme.
- Advanced degree (PhD level desirable) in medical entomology or equivalent.
- At least 7 years of experience with R&D related to SIT for mosquitoes and/or for other pest insects.
- At least 3 years of experience at the international level.
- Practical experience in operational AW-IPM programmes with a SIT component would be desirable.
- Proven record of scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals and/or other publications.
- Experience in fund-raising desirable.
- Fluency in English (written and spoken) essential. Working knowledge of French and German is desirable.