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Assistant Specialist for Research on malaria vector ecology and epidemiology, and genetics of insecticide resistance in mosquito vectors

Application Window

Open date: April 18th, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention, Program in Public Health at the University of California-Irvine seeks an Assistant Specialist for conducting studies to determine the impact of environmental modifications and control measures on malaria vector ecology and epidemiology, and genetics of insecticide resistance in mosquito vectors.

We are seeking to hire a highly motivated, dedicated individual who has excellent project management and molecular genetics skills. Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator, or other senior lab personnel, the incumbent may perform tasks including but not limited to:

• Writing/updating/distributing lab protocols, SOPs, project plans/summaries/reports
• Lab maintenance including ordering, supply inventory, equipment maintenance, cleaning, organizing, and managing lab spaces and materials; and performing other duties as assigned
• Assisting with experiments, working as part of a team or performing independent task
• Assisting with mosquito vector and pathogen identifications
• Training students and researchers with lab techniques
• Manuscript and publication preparation
• Attending laboratory meetings

Applicants should hold a Bachelor's degree emphasis in biological sciences, public health, or other related fields. Candidates should have previous experience experience in vector biology or molecular biology (1-year minimum) and prior laboratory management experience is highly desired (1-year minimum). Applicants should possess solid organizational and time management skills and have ability to work in a team environment with ever-changing priorities. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

To apply, please log onto UC Irvine's online recruitment site, AP Recruit, located at:

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:
1) Inclusive Excellence Statement (Required)
2) Curriculum Vitae (Required)
3) Cover Letter (Optional)
4) Research Statement (Optional)
5) Three professional references (names only)

UC Irvine is one of ten campuses of the highly regarded University of California system. UCI has approximately 36,000 students, 1,100 faculty members, and offers 222 degree programs. UCI has been ranked among the top 10 public universities in the U.S. for the past six straight years, is designated as a Hispanic serving institution, is rated #1 for supporting the American Dream, #1 for value by Forbes magazine, #1 on Sierra magazine's "Cool Schools" list of sustainability leaders, and is #2 for social mobility in the U.S. News rankings. Established in 2003, our rapidly growing Program in Public Health offers BA, BS, MPH and Ph.D. degrees in a variety of emphasis areas, was recently ranked among the top 50 schools and programs in public health in the country by U.S. News and World Report. More information is available at:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• BS degree in biological sciences, public health, or other related fields

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, California