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Apply now Job no: 91389-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 Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Working Title:

Associate Microbiologist

Official Title:


Hiring Department:




Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 15, 2017


This position will end on AUGUST 14, 2019.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor's degree required, preferrably in microbiology, molecular biology or biochemistry or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Up to three years of the following knowledge and skills required:

- Solid foundation and understanding of microbiological laboratory principles, practices and methods, chemistry and mathematics.
- Ability to calculate molarity for buffer preparation and independently make dilutions for proper reagent or virus concentrations.
- 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 techniques and safety precautions when handling hazardous chemicals or pathogenic organisms.
- Understanding and application of quality assurance procedures.
- Excellent customer service skills and telephone manners.
- Knowledge and the ability to prioritize duties, organize work, manage time limitations and perform multiple high volume laboratory tests.
- Knowledge and skills with computers and knowledge of record keeping and file maintenance.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision and demonstrate the ability to develop, implement and trouble shoot diagnostic tests.

License or Certificate:  
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 entities and has allegiances and obligations that include 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.

Additional Information:

This position has the ability to become renewable based on funding and performance.


Audrey Dikkeboom

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. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Please go to to start the application process. Applicants will be asked to upload resume, cover letter as well as names and contact information for three references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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