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Monday, July 27, 2009

TweetThis! Medical Entomologist - FAO/IAEA

For the above mentioned job, you need to meet the following requirements:

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.
Communication skills:
  • Strong presentation skills;
  • Ability to prepare technical documents and scientific publications for submission to peer reviewed journals.
Interpersonal skills:
  • 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.
Education, Experience and Language Skills
  • 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.
Position and Grade: Medical Entomologist (P-4)
Organizational Unit: FAO/IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory
Duty Station: Seibersdorf, Austria
Type/Duration of Appointment: Fixed term Temporary Assistance, 2 years (subject to a probationary period of 1 year)

If you feel that you meet the above mentioned criteria, please proceed to the following site for more information and application procedures: http://recruitment.iaea.org/vacancies/p/2009/2009_704.html

Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged
Application Deadline is 24 August 2009

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