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Date: Monday, January 11, 2021 at 12:17 PM
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Subject: Disease Ecology Project Assistant Opportunities Available at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
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The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is accepting applications for the following position:

Disease Ecology Project Assistant, “The Tick Project” (up to 10)

Research:  The Tick Project<*3A*2F**2F&data=04*7C01*7Cmammal-l**7C3f6e3656e22d4eb05bde08d8b654c7c6*7C989b5e2a14e44efe93b78cdd5fc5d11c*7C0*7C0*7C637459822528928794*7CUnknown*7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0*3D*7C1000&sdata=922irHXSnAzwKwEDcerSF2KjzBxU3Bd4hnSgJa5H1BY*3D&reserved=0__;JSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSU!!HXCxUKc!ngH8xQyGKz5zGIt_Qk2L22yNDCUUhIxmz2Qmp6UtqKT_p_hf77aIcQpMtNFlYNTE3Q$> is a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind research program to design and test a tick-control strategy for preventing human cases of tick-borne disease.  The study is conducted at the scale of entire residential neighborhoods within the Lyme-disease endemic zone of the northeastern United States.  The study emphasizes principles of disease ecology in the context of disease prevention.

Job Description: Project Assistants are needed to study the effects of tick management interventions on the abundance and distribution 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 sampling, collecting, and identifying ticks from residential neighborhoods.

Qualifications: Meticulous attention to detail and experience in field ecology is required. Prior experience with tick sampling is highly desirable. The ability to work in small teams and to withstand hot and humid field conditions is essential.

Employment to begin on April 12, 2021 and end July 16, 2021.

Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld and is full time, 35 hours/week. This is an hourly, non-exempt, non-benefited position. Wages are 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 occur as applications are received. Posting is open until April 04, 2021 or until filled.

Decisions about hiring and procedures governing housing and working conditions will be regularly updated based on current information on the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and public health regulations pertaining thereto.

To Apply: Please submit a job application using this link<*3A*2F**2Fabout*2Fcareers-cary*3Fbzid*3De9819b39173e&data=04*7C01*7Cmammal-l**7C3f6e3656e22d4eb05bde08d8b654c7c6*7C989b5e2a14e44efe93b78cdd5fc5d11c*7C0*7C0*7C637459822528928794*7CUnknown*7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0*3D*7C1000&sdata=MubKaTormLg0P9uarp2oNMKyNhouopZQM7lQ1hLPSlc*3D&reserved=0__;JSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSUlJSU!!HXCxUKc!ngH8xQyGKz5zGIt_Qk2L22yNDCUUhIxmz2Qmp6UtqKT_p_hf77aIcQpMtNHKR7rwig$> and by clicking the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the page. Under “Resume” on the application page, click the “Upload Resume” link to upload a single PDF file consisting of a letter of application, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Please contact Patricia Jones ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) with any questions about applying.

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.

Jennifer Pendleton
Associate Research Specialist
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Box AB 2801 Sharon Turnpike
Millbrook, NY 12545
845-677-7600 ext. 186
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