Job description

JOB NO.: 96785-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96785-AS

Working Title: Associate Microbiologist


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: DECEMBER 21, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $44,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A bachelor's degree in a science related field, (chemistry, biology, microbiology, geology, etc) is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

0-3 years of relevant work experience.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, this position functions primarily as an entry level microbiologist in the bioaerosol unit work area of the Wisconsin Occupational Health Laboratory (WOHL). Duties include microscopic identification of fungi and bacteria. This position will also be responsible for asbestos identification, quantitation and fiber counting.. Work hours for this position are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The employee in this position is expected to use the tools and principles of quality management in performing their daily work including the following: Demonstrate exceptional customer service by establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with managers, supervisor, coworkers, and all customers; provide constructive feedback for the purpose of continuous improvement in a manner that is supportive of the State Laboratory of Hygiene and its mission; use data collection tools as appropriate; use effective team skills to contribute to the efficient operation of the work unit; present ideas, carry out assignments, and provide information as required; and participate in continuous learning through professional development activities

Additional Information:

Knowledge of what types of bacteria and fungi are important from various types of environmental samples.
Knowledge of identification procedures used for bioaerosol bacteria and fungi.
Knowledge of general, inorganic, organic, and analytical chemistry.
Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analysis principles.
Knowledge of instrumental methods of analysis.
Knowledge of quality control practices, statistics, and basic mathematics.
Knowledge of computer skills, their use and application to a laboratory.
Knowledge of theory and practice of laboratory safety.
Knowledge of OSHA and NIOSH sampling and analysis procedures.
Knowledge of OSHA PEL's, NIOSH TLV's, and industrial hygiene principles.
Knowledge of computer integrated instrumental software and LIMS.
Computer skills, word processing and spreadsheets.
Effective use of quality principles and tools.
Effective team skills.
Exceptional customer service skills.
Effective interpersonal skills.
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.


Anne Brutosky
[email protected]
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 e-mail [email protected] or call Anne Brutosky at 608-262-4887.

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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Advertised: Nov 27 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Dec 11 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 11/28/2018
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