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Apply now Job no: 93267-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Research, Scientific, Other

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Microbiologist or Senior Microbiologist

Official Title:


Hiring Department:




Anticipated Begin Date:

MARCH 01, 2018


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $48,333 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor or Master Degree in Microbiology, Biology, Bacteriology, or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Bachelor's degree with at 3 or more years' experience working in a biological laboratory setting. preferred. Minimum of 3 years' experience using flow cytometry instrumentation, cell sorting experience microscopy experience is required, fluorescence microscopy is preferred. Experience with MS Office programs, experience working with Excel as an electronic database preferred. Experience using aseptic technique, experience working with level 2 pathogens preferred. Familiarity with hazardous material shipment is preferred.

License or Certificate:

Ability to pass a visual color screening test is required. Ability to sit at a microscope for extended period of time.

Position Summary:

This position serves the Flow Cytometry Unit and is assigned to the Environmental Health Division. The microbiologist will be expected to apply flow cytometric methods to prepare precisely-quantified parasite samples both for an ISO-accredited proficiency testing (PT) program and for laboratories using these standards for both quality control materials and to support efforts to develop new methods for the detection of waterborne pathogens. The position provides technical support in the form of consultation and training for cytometric assays to other scientists within the State Laboratory of Hygiene and the UW Madison research community. The position requires prior experience with flow cytometric instrumentation, excellent troubleshooting skills, fluorescence microscopy experience and knowledge of biological safety procedures. Active involvement in other aspects of public health research at the Hygiene Laboratory is expected and may include projects that have environmental and clinical components. Candidates should have a firm understanding of laboratory quality assurance. The microbiologist may be expected to generate, summarize and analyze research data for subsequent peer review and presentation.

The person in this position is expected to model and use the tools and principles of quality management in their daily work including: demonstrate exceptional professionalism by establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with directors, supervisors, coworkers, and all customers. The person must use effective team skills to contribute to the efficient operation of the work unit and the organization. Participation in continuous learning through professional development activities is also expected.

Additional Information:

Knowledge of relevant scientific databases; Knowledge of basic molecular techniques; knowledge of method validation principles and statistics, Knowledge of laboratory safety and handling of chemicals, biological samples and laboratory equipment; Use of quality principles and tools; Effective team skills; Effective customer service and interpersonal skills; Ability to effectively teach and communicate with students and staff; Effective written and verbal presentation skills.

Occasional extended days and weekend work may be expected.

As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the employee must be able to perform the essential job functions as outlined in the position description with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Heather Sauer
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:

To apply for this job, please upload a resume and cover letter (including title and Vacancy ID#). If you have questions, you may email or call Heather Sauer, 608-890-1152.

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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