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CLOSED: Job: Mosquito Biologist

January 7, 2013 - 20:04 -- MalariaWorld Jobs

Organisation: In2Care BV

Location: Wageningen, the Netherlands

Deadline: 13 January 2013, 17.00 hrs CET

Job description

In2Care BV is a dynamic innovation company that develops novel, green and affordable anti-mosquito products. We have acquired a 3-year EU FP7 grant for a collaborative international research project (with partners in Belgium, Germany, Tanzania and USA) aimed to develop a novel, low-tech “lure and kill” malaria mosquito contamination device based on biological control agents. In2Care is the Project Coordinator and is looking for a junior researcher to execute scientific experiments and product development tests in our Wageningen laboratory. You will take part in the day-to-day activities (mosquito rearing), the EU project research activities (mosquito experiments) and the execution of the on-going R&D of In2Care’s first line of mosquito control products (quality control tests).

You are a motivated junior scientist that is keen to perform product development-oriented research in a dynamic, young innovation company.

We seek a young, out-of-the-box thinking scientist with high flexibility/adaptibility and a broad interest in insect control-related science. We need a pragmatic, independent and hands-on person that can plan, execute, analyse and report on a variety of R&D tasks. We would prefer an enthusiastic and driven person that is motivated by product innovations against insect-borne diseases and has a good click with our research staff.

• Execution of R&D related to the EU-project
• R&D/product optimisation of In2Care’s mosquito control products
• Day-to-day mosquito rearing, experiment preparation and monitoring
• Data analysis and reporting

Skills and Interests
• MSc degree in biology or a biology-related study
• Experience in the field of (medical) entomology, preferably mosquito research
• Experience with insect rearing and basic laboratory techniques
• Good organisational and time management skills
• Interest in innovation-driven yet practical mosquito research
• Good oral and written communication skills (English and preferably Dutch)
• Independent and pragmatic

What we offer
• 2-year contract for a full-time (40 hrs/week) position with a competitive salary (in line with Dutch University salary scales for MSc-level research assistants) and fringe benefits
• A central research position in a dynamic, positive and open work environment with exciting and innovative international projects
• Room for growth, flexibility and initiative

This position is available from the 1st of February 2013 and interviews will take place in the second half of January.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV and support letter (with 2 references) to Dr. Marit Farenhorst, Director R&D, by email to

Deadline: 13 January 2013, 17.00 hrs CET.

For more info visit or contact Dr. Marit Farenhorst by email.

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