A 24-month researcher position in medical entomology is available in the Amazonian Vectopole Emile Abonnenc at the Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana.
Context: Present in French Guiana since 1940, the Institut Pasteur de la Guyane (IPG), a non-profit private foundation of public utility, is part of the Institut Pasteur International Network. Its missions are structured in four components: research, public health, education and services. The main research topics are focused on tropical emerging and infectious diseases, involving teams working in virology, parasitology, entomology and epidemiology.
The host laboratory: The Amazonian Vectopole contributes to research, public health and training in French Guiana and the Guiana Shield region. To date, research activities of the vectopole focused on control and adaptation of mosquito vectors, entomological surveillance, vectors of emergent diseases, and will host in the next future a research group studying interaction between mosquito microbiota and vectorial capacity. The recruited researcher will benefit from the new research platform in entomology (biosafety laboratory of level 3, molecular biology facilities, insectaries, taxonomy laboratory and mosquito collections) and a facilitated access to field sites.
The researcher will get support of experienced staff already recruited in the vectopole on that thematic. The research work will be performed in connection with teams of the IPG and scientific partners in the region.
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