Medical & Veterinary entomology research focusing on vectors and vector-borne pathogens. Areas of focus are determined by the candidates, but may include vector-pathogen interactions, field studies in vector-borne diseases, control of arthropod populations, population biology and bionomics of arthropods, and efficient integration of data on vector-borne pathogen transmission and disease patterns with entomological sampling and environmental factors using spatial analysis and risk assessment. Primary collaborations within the Department of MIP are expected to be with the Vector Biology/Arbovirology faculty members and researchers of the Center for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases (CVID), as well as with veterinarians involved researching vector-borne diseases of animals and humans, and those interested in spatial analysis and risk assessment of veterinary diseases. Additional collaborations with faculty in the CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, the Colorado School of Public Health and Environment, researchers at the CDC-DVBD and at the USDA Wildlife Research Center.
Teaching duties are expected to include courses offered in the department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, and in the Veterinary Medicine curriculum. For example: parasitology and vector biology, epidemiology and other aspects of infectious diseases and/or entomology.
Candidates should be prepared to develop an outreach program specifically relating to vectors and vector-borne diseases of local importance, such as West Nile virus disease, Colorado Tick fever, spotted fever rickettsioses, Heartland virus disease, tularemia, anaplasmosis, Western equine encephalitis, bluetongue disease, or plague. Outreach could also be with the Larimer County Department of Health, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Vector Disease Control International. Up to 5% clinical service can be provided in the form of oversight within the parasitology section of the CSU veterinary diagnostic laboratory (e.g. client consults on entomology cases, occasional gross ID of ectoparasites, and periodic coverage for the Section Head.
To apply, please submit a CV, statement of research directions and plans; statement of teaching interest and philosophy, statement on your personal commitment to diversity and inclusion, a cover letter specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications of this position, and three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidates at: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/82930