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Job No. 143889

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  • Employer:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Location:
  • Madison , WI
  • Posting Date:
  • 17-Feb-2021
  • Description:
    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 professional entities including 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.

    This position will serve as a supervisor of the serology lab within the Microbiology section.

    List of Duties

    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 required, preferably in microbiology, molecular biology or biochemistry or related field of biological sciences.

    At least three years of experience working in a laboratory setting. For consideration at the Senior Microbiologist title, seven or more years of professional experience plus demonstrated advanced knowledge and skills including developing new approaches, methods or techniques in their field. General supervisor or leadership experience preferred in addition to the following knowledge and skills:

    - Expertise in serological diagnostics, veterinary preferred
    - Considerable ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
    - Considerable knowledge and skills with computers including Microsoft Office Suite
    - Considerable knowledge and ability to organize work, multitask and analyze reports
    - Ability to work as a team member and maintain effective working relationships
    - Good interpersonal skills and ability to mentor
    - Working knowledge of laboratory practices and procedures necessary to plan, implement, and coordinate a variety of tests
    - Knowledge of record keeping
    - Ability to work with minimal supervision and demonstrated ability to develop, implement and troubleshoot diagnostic tests
    - Knowledge and understanding of aseptic technique
    - Knowledge and understanding of laboratory safety techniques and safety precautions when handling hazardous chemicals or pathogenic organisms
    - Understanding and application of quality assurance procedures
    - Knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices
    - Knowledge of program planning and evaluation
    - Effective research and analytical skills
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Madison, WI 53706
  • United States
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