Job Description:

Research the effects of tick management interventions on the risk of tick-borne disease in people. Location is the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York’s Hudson River Valley. Duties include conducting phone surveys of study participants, tracking reports of tick encounters and tick-borne diseases, secure management of participant medical information, and creating GIS maps of field sites.

Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld.


Meticulous attention to detail, self-motivation, and experience working with the public are mandatory. Prior experience with ESRI ArcGIS software is desirable but not required.


Employment begins by March 7, with an end date of approximately November 23, 2018. Job is seasonal and full time, 35 hours/week. This is an hourly, non-benefited position. Wage is commensurate with education and experience. On-site or nearby housing may be available.

Finalist candidates will be required to complete a post-offer, pre- employment screening and background check successfully.

Posting is open until February 12, 2018 or until filled.

All candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

To Apply:

Please submit job application via and include a single PDF file consisting of a letter of application, a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Be sure to cite Job Number 18005-I "The Tick Project".

The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.