Internship IAEA - Mosquito Rearing and Quality Control Analysis, Austria


Internship -Mosquito Rearing and Quality Control Analysis - (TAL-NAFA20210601-001)


Primary Location

: Austria-Lower Austria-Seibersdorf-IAEA Laboratories in Seibersdorf

Job Posting

: 2021-06-01, 1:09:25 PM

Closing Date

: 2021-06-15, 10:59:00 PM

Duration in Months: 12

Contract Type: Interns



12 months



The IAEA accepts a limited number of interns each year. The internships are awarded to persons studying towards a university degree or who have recently received a degree (see Internship web pages for further details).

The purpose of the programme is:

To provide interns with the opportunity to gain practical work experience in line with their studies or interests, and expose them to the work of the IAEA and the United National as a whole.

To benefit the IAEA's programmes through the assistance of qualified students specialized in various professional fields.

The duration of an internship is normally not less than three months and not more than one year.


Main Purpose

This internship aims to support activities related to the development and quality control analysis of mosquito genetic sexing strains. The intern will participate in the rearing, quality control analysis, genetic crosses, and temperature sensitivity tests of mosquito colonies.


Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Rear mosquito strains.
  • Perform quality control tests.
  • Perform genetic crosses and analysis.
  • Perform temperature sensitivity tests.


Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree in Biological Science or related fields.
  • Experience with handling mosquitoes (or other pest insects).


Applicant Eligibility

  • Candidates must be a minimum of 20 years of age and have completed at least three years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a first degree.
  • Candidates may apply up to one year after the completion of a bachelor's, master's or doctorate degree.
  • Candidates must not have previously participated in the IAEA's internship programme.
  • Good written and spoken English essential; fluency in any other IAEA official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian) an asset.
  • Candidates must attach two signed letters of recommendation to their application.