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Entomology


Entomology is the scientific study of insects. In Trinidad and Tobago, entomologists function within the Insect Vector Control Division.

DUTIES

  • Plans and implements insect surveys and pest management programmes.
  • Plans and implements malaria blood smearing surveys in high risk areas
  • Investigates various types of prevention and control methods and insecticidal resistance tests for disease carrying insects such as Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes.
  • Perform investigations and research on mosquitoes and other arthropods in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Perform investigations and research on disease carrying insects and pests that are not found locally but are present in the immediate environment.
  • Studies the residual activities of insecticides and larvicides.
  • Conducts environmental impact assessment.
  • Monitors insect population with the aim of informing officials of outbreaks.
  • Coordinates public awareness and education programmes.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • CXC/ CAPE subjects in Biology, Chemistry and Physics are recommended.
  • Bachelor and Postgraduate training in Zoology/ Biology with experience in Epidemiology/ Biostatistics/ Entomology/Toxicology.
  • Certificate/Diploma in Human Resource Management or Geographic Information Systems will be an asset.
  • Master of Science in Entomology with experience in Field Research Methodology and knowledge of modern insecticides and their formulation for use in control measures.

PROFILE

  • Communications skills.
  • Precise with a keen eye for details.
  • Not easily nauseated.
  • Motivated and logical.
  • A natural interest in animals and insects.
  • Problem-solving and organisational skills.

 



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