MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY TECHNICIAN SENIOR

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MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY TECHNICIAN SENIOR

Job no: 226960-TE
Work type: Temporary
Department:WVDL/MSN PATH-TOXI/PATHOLOGY
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) is a high volume diagnostic laboratory located on the University of Wisconsin campus that provides a broad range of veterinary diagnostic testing services to approximately 2,500 clients.
This is a Microbiologist position that will work in Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE) diagnostics at the WVDL. The work will involve multiple aspects of TSE diagnostics including performing sample collection and preparation for testing with TSE plate assays to analyze specimens for the presence of prion pathogens. Familiarity and experience with tissue handling and preparation techniques are highly valued.
Works under the supervision of the Science Management Supervisor.

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:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Applicants should possess the following:

1. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
2. Experience with tissue sample preparation procedures.
3. Ability to keep current and accurate records and enter data into database systems.
4. Effective written and verbal communication skills, including teamwork and customer service skills.
5. Must be highly motivated, careful and willing to adapt to new procedures.
6. Knowledge of biological safety handling procedures and OSHA standards and appropriate disposal of biological hazards.
7. Knowledge of quality control/quality assurance Standard Operating Procedures protocols.
8. Knowledge of laboratory procedures, lab equipment operations and equipment maintenance techniques, including pipetting, microtomes, biological hoods, safety attire and equipment.
9. Ability to maintain confidentiality of test results.

Department(s):

A882600-WIS VET DIAGNOSTIC LAB/MSN PATH-TOXI/PATHOLOGY

Work Schedule:

First shift (7:45am - 4:30pm). Some overtime work including weekends will be required.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 2 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

Salary:

$17.91 HOURLY
Fixed

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a resume, cover letter detailing your quaifications, and a list of three professional references including a current or former supervisor by the deadline.

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. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.

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:

Daniel Barr
[email protected]
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:

MICRO LAB TECH S(34403)

Employment Class:

Temporary Employment

Job Number:

226960-TE

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 in Fall 2020. 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: Sep 4 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close:Oct 1 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

 

 

 

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