Entomology Field Officer at Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

The Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) seeks to hire a suitable candidate for the
position of Entomology Field Officer for the PRISM study to be based at Tororo. The Successful candidate will be reporting to the Clinical Officer.

Job description:
 The following duties outlined may be subject to change in the course of the study:
 Administering informed consent form to head of household.
 Deployment of CDC light traps in the evening and removing of traps in the morning from participants household.
 Data entry on case record forms and tablet computers for all the data collected from the field.
 Sorting and counting of the mosquito samples collected
 Morphologically identify all female anopheles mosquito samples collected up to species level.
 Assess the female anopheles mosquito abdominal status to determine if blood fed/nonblood fed, gravid /semi gravid/non-gravid
 Dissection of all non-blood fed female anopheles mosquitoes to determine parity
 Preparation of dry blood spot from the abdomen of fed female anopheles mosquitoes on filter paper
 Participate in identification and mapping of mosquito larval breeding habitats in the study area.
 Participate in the IDRC insectary and other insecticide resistance related activities.
 Assist with organization and filing of study forms, in collaboration with the coordinators.
 Ensure adequate supplies are available for the entomology surveys.
 Ensure accurate labeling, packaging and timely transport of all laboratory specimens from the field to MOLAB.

Qualifications and other desirables for the job:
 A diploma in Medical Entomology & Parasitology from a recognized institution.
 Registered with Allied Health Professions council
 Ability to ride a motor cycle
 Must possess a valid riding permit
 Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal
 Reputable computer skills in Ms packages

Submit your applications using this link on the IDRC website: http://idrcuganda.org/careers.html

1. All applications must be submitted through the IDRC website on or before 5:00 pm, Wednesday, 9th November 2022.
2. Submission of incomplete or inaccurate documents will render the applicant ineligible for
consideration for the job opening.
3. You cannot amend your applications following submission.