MoH - Medical Entomologist

JOB DESCRIPTION

MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGIST

INSECT VECTOR CONTROL DIVISION

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Position : Medical Entomologist

Reports to : Manager, Entomological Unit/Designated Officer

Job Summary: The incumbent provides support in the management of the Entomological Unit within the Insect Vector Control Division.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs operational investigations and basic research on mosquitoes and other arthropods in Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Studies insect distribution and habitat and recommends methods to prevent importation and spread of injurious types.

  • Reports to the Senior Entomologist and Registrar of the IVCD on a daily basis regarding entomological problems that occur nationally.

  • Performs scientific research and investigation into insects and pests, which may or may not transmit diseases locally but are present in the immediate environment.

  • Trains and supervises technical and laboratory staff assigned to the IVCD Laboratory.

  • Assists the Senior Entomologist with conferences: can conduct scientific meetings with local technical experts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to conduct insecticide resistance tests.

  • Knowledge of the Hylesia Metabus moth and ability and willingness to conduct research on such.

  • Ability to conduct lectures to the public, health personnel and medical students.

Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology/Zoology with course work and exposure in Medical Entomology.

  • Experience in Aedes Aegypti and Dengue control.

  • Experience in Malaria parasitology (microscopy) and control of the Anopheles mosquito.

  • Experience in Aedes Albopictus control.

OR

  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience.