Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 04, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 226967-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) is a high volume diagnostic laboratory located on the University of Wisconsin campus that provides a broad range of veterinary diagnostic testing services to approximately 2,500 clients.

This is an Associate Microbiologist-Terminal position that will work in Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) lab at the WVDL. The work will involve multiple aspects of TSE diagnostics including performing sample collection and preparation; testing with TSE plate assays and performing specialized test procedures to analyze specimens for the presence of prion pathogens. Familiarity and experience with tissue handling and preparation techniques, ELISA procedures, histotechnology and immunohistochemistry are highly valued. Specific experience with TSE testing is also a plus.

This position reports to the Pathology Sciences Supervisor.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor degree in microbiology, biology, or related science field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Up to three years of related work in a laboratory environment, preferably in a diagnostic lab.

Familiarity and experience with tissue handling and preparation techniques, ELISA procedures, histotechnology and immunohistochemistry are highly valued. Specific experience with TSE testing is also a plus.

Additional Information:

The work schedule is typically Monday through Friday, 7:45am - 4:30pm, though the schedule will vary depending on the workload. Some overtime work including weekends will be required.

This position is expected to be seasonal and end in January 2021; however, there is a possibility of extension based on funding availability, program need, and performance.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 4 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $44,748 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are asked to upload a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references including a current or former supervisor.


Daniel Barr
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Sep 4 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 2 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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