Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit is Recruiting

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Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit is Recruiting

 

The Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust is a private non-profit organization created in 2004 to encourage and promote innovation, transfer and commercialization of technology and creation of jobs in the technology sector.

Responsible for Puerto Rico’s public policy for science, technology, research and development, the Trust’s mission is to invest, facilitate and build capacity to continually advance Puerto Rico’s economy and its citizens’ well-being through innovation-driven enterprises, science and technology and its industrial base.

The Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust (PRSTRT) announced the establishment of the Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit  (PRVCU) after receiving official announcement of the Center for Diseases Control & Prevention (CDC) for a collaborative agreement for this purpose. This collaborative agreement will give the Trust a grant to create, manage, and operate this unit.

The Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit’s (PRVCU) main responsibilities are to develop, lead, and deploy an effective integrated vector management (IVM) strategy to reduce the Aedes aegypti population and the burden of Zika, chikungunya, and dengue. PRVCU will carry out vector surveillance, community engagement and IVM for effective mosquito control.

PRVCU will be recruiting and is already receiving resumes for evaluation. Some of the first positions to be recruited will be Surveillance and Trap Processing Manager, Surveillance Technician, Procurement Manager and Spatial Epidemiologist.

Send resume at: prvcu@prsciencetrust.org

Positions Available:

 
Procurement Officer
 
Surveillance and Trap Processing Manager
 
Surveillance Technician
 
GIS Spatial Epidemiology

 

See Job Description here: http://prsciencetrust.org/puerto-rico-vector-control-unit-is-recruiting/

Overview of the organization

The Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust is a private non-profit organization created in 2004 to encourage and promote innovation, transfer and commercialization of technology and creation of jobs in the technology sector. We are responsible for Puerto Rico’s public policy for science, technology, research and development. The Trust’s mission is to invest, facilitate and build capacity to continually advance Puerto Rico’s economy and its citizens’ well-being through innovation-driven enterprises, science and technology and its industrial base. Our vision is that by 2022, Puerto Rico is a globally recognized innovation hub that develops, attracts, and retains scientists, technology entrepreneurs, and enterprises to unlock world class creativity and competitiveness

The Puerto Rico Vector Control Unit (PRVCU) main responsibilities is to develop, lead, and deploy an effective integrated vector management (IVM) strategy to reduce the Aedes aegypti population and the burden of Zika, chikungunya, and dengue. PRVCU will carry out vector surveillance, community engagement and IVM for effective mosquito control.

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