Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 13, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227803-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Management/Supervisory

Position Summary:

Direct and participate in the operations of the Department of Bacteriology's Instructional Support Facility. This facility provides all the materials for Bacteriology's undergraduate teaching laboratories (microbiological media, chemicals, reagents, buffers, glassware, equipment, etc.). There are four different laboratory courses ranging from general microbiology to advanced microbial physiology. Over 26 laboratory sections are offered each year that enroll over 1100 laboratory credits. The courses employ state-of-the-art equipment and technologies; thus, much of the work of the IMF is to prepare materials for the courses. The incumbent is responsible for developing and testing the materials needed for experiments that are added to the course materials. Excellent microbiological lab practices, aseptic technique and biological safety are essential. Operational efficiency to minimize cost is also critical as the departmental operational budget is limited. Strategic planning for future laboratory training is expected. Responsible for sophisticated scientific equipment (e.g., spectrophotometers and microscopes, etc.).

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

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:

BS in Bacteriology/Microbiology or related field required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of 2 years relevant laboratory experience in microbiology (or related) preferred. Supervisory experience preferred.

Additional Information:

Final candidate must have:
-The ability to interact with building staff, faculty, and students in a friendly and professional manner.
-Knowledge of or ability to learn and apply UW Safety regulations and procedures for the safe handling of hazardous and toxic materials.
-Excellent organization and project management skills.
-Effective skills and abilities to prioritize a wide range of issues.
-Proficiency with computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be able to use internet browsers, e-mail, electronic calendaring, and be familiar with e-commerce vendors and online ordering systems.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Demonstrated ability of independent judgment, initiative, and discretion.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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Kari Straus
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Oct 13 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 27 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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