The CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne disease is seeking applications for a student intern to work with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division (ID&O).
The yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, has been believed to be absent from Alabama for roughly 26 years. In 2017, surveys conducted in the southern part of the state confirmed populations of this species in at least one county. ID&O is interested in continuing surveillance throughout the state for the presence and abundance of Aedes species in Alabama. This is essential to better understand the potential risks of mosquito-borne diseases in our state.
The student intern will contribute to a systematic survey of medically important mosquito species and arboviral testing. Eggs will be collected, hatched, and processed for species identification as well as testing for insecticide resistance. Adult mosquitoes will be identified and processed for arboviral testing. Students will gain experience in field work and some laboratory work.
To apply, submit a resume to: entomology "at" adph.state.al.us by April 15, 2019. Contact Savannah Duke with questions or concerns at 334-206-5643. The full advertisement can be found below.