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 Junior Entomologist
 Orissa Sanitation Study, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

 Location: Bhubaneswar, Orissa
 Last Date: March 15, 2011
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Post : Junior Entomologist

Location: Bhubaneswar, Orissa

Duration: 22 months (Starting 1st April 2011)

Last Date for Application: 15th March 2011

Email applications:  

Description: This is a three-year study aimed at evaluating the impact of household sanitation on diarrhoea and helminth infections. The study takes place in the district of Puri, Orissa and is being conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), WaterAid India, the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and in collaboration with local NGOs. The post holder will be responsible for assisting with the collection and processing of entomological data as part as a sub-study examining the impact of individual household latrines on flies and mosquitoes.  

Key roles and responsibilities: 

·           Conduct field visits for positioning and placement of insect traps

·           Assist with the collection and identification of caught specimens

·           Maintain and operate standard laboratory and field procedures

·           Ensure stocking of consumables and materials to carry out relevant analyses

·           Ensure the maintenance and calibration of laboratory and field equipment

·           Maintain accurate records of test results 

Person specification 

·           Degree in entomology, biology or related field

·           At least 2 years experience with entomological research

·           Experience with working in a laboratory and using laboratory equipment such as microscopes

·           Fluent in both Oriya and English

·           Ability to travel within Puri district

·           Ability to work flexible hours

·           Proven organisational skills

·           Ability to work as part of a team and independently

·           Ability to manage time and workload effectively

·           Willingness to undertake training and adapt to the needs of the post as required by the employer  

All applications should have the covering letter and the CV as a single document, in a word format. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. All applicants to put “Name of the Position” as the subject line



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