MICROBIOLOGIST

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 235853-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Department: WVDL/BARRON LAB/ADMIN
Location: Barron
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 laboratory that provides a broad range of veterinary diagnostic testing services to approximately 2,500 clients. The principal objective is to provide animal disease testing services to veterinarians across the State of Wisconsin and the country.

The WVDL works closely with an array of professional entities including the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protections, Division of Animal Health (DATCP); the National Wildlife Health Center (USGS); the Division of Public Health of the Department of Health Services (DHS); the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR): the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH); the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM); the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD); and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA). These alliances provide for cooperation and information transfer as each organization pursues its mission. The WVDL is a National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) Core Laboratory and therefore is a part of our national defense against livestock disease disasters. A significant part of WVDL's work involves surveillance testing for the USDA and DATCP, as well as extensive testing for the national livestock genetics industry, much of which is located in Wisconsin. In addition, testing is performed in support of Wisconsin's fish industry. The WVDL has laboratories located in Madison and Barron, Wisconsin.

This is an Associate Microbiologist or Microbiologist position at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Barron, WI. This incumbent will function as a microbiologist supporting the Bacteriology, Serology, Pathology and Client Services sections. This position requires the passing of yearly proficiency tests and successful completion of routine competency activities to maintain authorization for USDA, National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) and other testing programs. Occasional weekend work of 4 hours will be required.

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Barron Laboratory Supervisor and scientific direction of the Microbiology Section Head.

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's degree required, preferably in microbiology, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or related field of biological sciences.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Up to three years of professional lab experience in a microbiology or related laboratory is preferred, however, individuals with no professional laboratory experience will be considered.

Additionally, a successful candidate may have the following characteristics:

- Solid foundation and understanding of microbiological and serological laboratory principles, practices and methods.
- Familiarity with and the ability to operate basic laboratory equipment and instruments.
- Knowledge and understanding of aseptic laboratory techniques.
- Knowledge and understanding of laboratory safety practices.
- Knowledge and understanding of quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA) practices as they apply to laboratory tests and procedures.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Basic data entry computer skills, and knowledge/experience with Microsoft Office.
- Ability to follow written and verbal instructions, prioritize duties, organize work, manage time, carry out multiple tasks and properly analyze reports.
- Excellent customer service skills and telephone manners.
- Knowledge of hard copy and electronic record keeping and file maintenance.

Department(s):

A883000-WIS VET DIAGNOSTIC LAB/BARRON LAB/ADMIN

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $45,643 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after July 1, 2021. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55pm CDT, on the assured consideration date. Please submit a resume, a cover letter describing your qualifications and a list of three professional references including one current or recent supervisor.

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).

The WVDL is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect, integrity, trust and accountability where employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. The WVDL believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a lab, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We strive for continuous improvement by setting our goals high and expecting high standards using our core values.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Contact:

Nicole Aulik
nicole.aulik@wvdl.wisc.edu
608-262-5432
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:

SR MICROBIOLOGIST(S80BN) or MICROBIOLOGIST(S80DN) or ASSOC MICROBIOLOGIST(S80FN)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:

235853-AS

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. 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: Jun 10 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 25 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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