CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases

THE GATEWAY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE OBJECTIVES

Our center leverages the expertise across a broad remit of vector biology disciplines to achieve the following objectives:  (1) Conduct an innovative, applied research program to develop novel control interventions and optimize surveillance paradigms that would allow mosquito control associations throughout Florida and the US to better anticipate and respond to vector borne disease (VBD) outbreaks; (2) Establish an integrated research and training network between academic institutions t

Temporary research assistant (Collier Mosquito Control District)

Temporary research assistant - Collier Mosquito Control District

Overview: The seasonal research assistant will be exposed to the principles of integrated mosquito management, mosquito trapping and surveillance, mosquito biology, disease surveillance and taxonomy. This is a seasonal (6 months, 40 hrs/week) position with an hourly rate of $14/hr. The seasonal research assistant will have the opportunity to obtain a Public Health Applicators License.

2019 CDC CoE Summer Internships (Naples, FL)

2019 CDC CoE Summer Internship - Collier Mosquito Control District

Overview: The Collier Mosquito Control District (CMCD or, the District) and the CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Disease is offering a joint 8-week paid student internship opportunity in mosquito control. Student will be exposed to the principles of integrated mosquito management, mosquito trapping and surveillance, mosquito biology, insect molecular genetics, disease surveillance and taxonomy.

2019 CDC CoE Summer Internships (Nashville, TN)

The CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne disease is seeking applications for a student intern to work at the Tennessee Department of Health Vector-Borne Diseases Program in Nashville. Tennessee has historically reported the presence of Aedes aegypti. Recent risk maps as well as CDC maps have included Tennessee as a state where Aedes aegypti is present. We do have recent records of Aedes aegypti in scattered locations, but Aedes albopictus is found throughout our state.