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University of Wisconsin-Madison

madison, wisconsin


Minimum $52,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Job Summary:

This position is in the Communicable Disease Division (CDD) of the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH). The employee in this position functions within a team of microbiologists and lab technicians in the Communicable Disease Division under limited supervision. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to, independently performing manipulation of patient and reference samples, entering specimen data and communications into the CDD Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), generating worksheets, laboratory reports and performing other routine laboratory activities. This position requires participation in ongoing quality improvement/quality assurance activities and may participate with the instruction of visiting laboratorians, students, fellows and medical personnel in laboratory procedures. This position will require participation in new method development, test costing analyses, method evaluation, method validation and writing of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as needed. It is expected that the employee in this position will possess strong molecular laboratory testing skills, including but not limited to, diagnostic PCR and nucleic acid sequencing (next generation and Sanger-based). Primary work hours are 7:45 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. Rotational weekend, holiday and emergency response work may also be required.


Performs, develops, evaluates, and prepares testing services within a microbiology laboratory including human, animal, and plant diagnostics, surveillance, screening, environmental monitoring, and forensic science to report clear and concise testing results.
  • 5% Isolates and maintains cultures of microorganisms from specimens and samples for identification and classification
  • 5% Propagates and maintains cell lines and cultures for microorganism isolation or assay procedures with an understanding of laboratory safety
  • 20% Performs, interprets, and reports microbiological tests or assays for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of illnesses or determine sources of contamination in the environment
  • 5% Prepares specimens for scientific examination and analysis and/or prepares the laboratory for accreditation audits/inspections
  • 10% Develops and conducts biological research experiments employing quality control and quality assurance practices and adhering to regulatory standards and requirements
  • 10% Operates, maintains, and troubleshoots laboratory instrumentation and information management systems
  • 10% Prepares, reviews, verifies, and reports test result data
  • 5% Prepares technical reports, makes scientific recommendations based on findings, and presents materials to stakeholders groups
  • 10% Establishes and maintains partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and communicates research updates
  • 5% Supports and/or trains new employees, students, and other professional colleagues
  • 5% Participates in educational and outreach activities and other professional development
  • 10% Supports new test development and validation studies and assists in bringing new technologies to the work unit with assistance
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
in Medical Microbiology, Medical Technology, Bacteriology, Biology or equivalent. Ability to meet CLIA Laboratory Testing Personnel Standards required.


Certification Requirements: Ability to pass Select Agent Certification required. Ability to pass a visual color screening test required.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Medical Technology, Microbiology, Virology, and/or Immunology college-level laboratory course work required. Two years clinical microbiology laboratory experience required. Public health laboratory experience preferred. Molecular laboratory testing experience (PCR and nucleic acid sequencing) required.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

A successful visual color screening test is required prior to an offer of employment. This position may require travel as needed, and applicants would benefit from have experience delivering lectures / presentations. Applicants must be available for response to public health emergencies which may include weekends and holidays.

How to Apply:

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 Kelsey Bailey, 608-262-5594.


Kelsey Bailey
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 II(HS108)



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: Aug 8 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 22 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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