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Job Title: Disease Ecology Project Assistant “Tick Control Liaison”
Job Number: 19004-I
Organization: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Posted: 3/5/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Millbrook,  NY    USA
Compensation: Wage is commensurate with education and experience.
Position Description: Research the effects of tick management interventions on the survival and behavior of blacklegged ticks and risk of tick- borne disease in people.

Location is the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York’s Hudson River Valley, with travel to sites throughout Dutchess County, New York.

Duties include acting as a liaison between research staff at the Cary Institute and the pest control personnel who deploy tick control interventions on our study sites.

The project assistant will:

Assure compliance with research protocols and methodologies; Maintain quality control of the preparation, delivery, and application of tick control interventions; Maintain the double-blind study design; Oversee the application of tick control interventions in study neighborhoods; Address questions and concerns of study participants and members of the public in study neighborhoods; Collect and maintain meticulous records of tick control treatments and other relevant field data.

The project assistant will also spend approximately 25% of their time over the summer assisting on other tick-related projects and will perform a combination of lab and field work related to sampling the abundance of ticks.

Qualifications: Prior experience with field ecology, regulatory compliance, and vector control is highly desirable.

Organization Description: Founded in 1983, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is one of the world’s leading independent environmental research organizations. Areas of expertise include disease ecology, forest and freshwater health, climate change, urban ecology, and invasive species.

Studies by our scientists have been instrumental in informing the Clean Air Act, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and environmental management practices throughout the Northeast, including the Hudson River, New York’s Catskill and Adirondack forests, and the watershed of Baltimore, Maryland.

Hallmark projects include studies of the impact of acid rain on forests and freshwater ecosystems, unraveling the relationship between biodiversity loss and emerging infectious diseases, and tracking how climate change influences the spread of invasive species.

Closing Date: 4/1/2019
Desired Starting Date: 4/8/2019
Contact Name: Ashley Pfister,  Associate Research Specialist
Contact Location: 2801 Sharon Turnpike
Millbrook   NY  12545
United States
Contact Location: 2801 Sharon Turnpike
  PO Box AB
  Millbrook   NY  12545
  United States
Contact Phone: 8456777600 292
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How to Apply: Please submit job application via are/jobs and include a single PDF file consisting of a letter of application, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Be sure to cite Job Number 19004-I, "Tick Control Liaison".

Additional Information: Employment to begin between April 1 and April 15, with an end date of approximately September 30, 2019 with the possibility of extension.

Job is full time, 35 hours/week. Wage is 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 begin on March 20, 2019.

Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld.

The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Web Site Delete Date: 4/12/2019