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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
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Oct 14, 2021

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Job no: 243021-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Public Health Laboratory Sciences

Job Summary:

Join a team of microbiologists at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH), the environmental and occupational health laboratory for the State of Wisconsin. WSLH is part of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. This position functions in the Environmental Health Division in the Water Microbiology Unit. One of the incumbent's primary roles will be to share responsibilities for preparing and performing quality control procedures on testing media for the entire organization. In addition to media preparation, the incumbent performs and interprets the results of routine and non-routine microbiological analyses of drinking waters, as well as lakes, streams and river samples to benefit water quality and protect public health. Quality control and quality assurance functions will be performed to ensure that the units are always in compliance with all applicable regulations.

About the Job:

Microbiologist I (HS052)

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


Bachelor's Degree
A transcript conferring a four-year Bachelor's degree with a major in Microbiology, Bacteriology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or related field is required.


A minimum of 1 year of laboratory experience is required. Laboratory bench experience is preferred. Laboratory experience may be in an academic setting. Preference may be given to applicants who have experience using water enzymatic methods, lab quality assurance, media preparation, customer service and working with a Laboratory Information System.

Additional Information:

-Must successfully complete a visual color screening test.
-Must be able to lift 30 pounds.
-Weekend and Holiday work on a rotational basis. (Approximately 1 weekend day per month)



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



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

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position, and a document listing contact information for three (3) references, including at least one supervisor.

If you have questions, you may email or call Dan Makovec, 608-890-1011.


Dan Makovec
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:

Microbiologist I(HS052)

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:

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 14 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 5 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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