Job posting number: #7063043
Posted: January 14, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPOSITION 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 Mycobacteriology Laboratory under close, progressing to limited supervison. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to, independently performing manipulation of patient and reference samples in a Biosafety Level 3 laboratory, entering specimen data, results and communications into the CDD Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), generating worksheets, laboratory reports and performing other routine laboratory activities. This position participates in ongoing quality improvement/quality assurance activities and may participate with the instruction of visiting laboratorians, students and medical personnel in laboratory procedures. This position may also participate in new method development, test costing analyses, method evaluation, method validation and writing of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) as needed. Primary work hours are 7:45 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. Rotational weekend, holiday and emergency response work is also required.
List of Duties
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DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:
BS in Medical Microbiology, Medical Technology, Bacteriology or similar specialty and the ability to meet CLIA laboratory testing personnel standards are required.
MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Microbiology, Virology, and/or Immunology college laboratory course work required.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE:
Ability to pass University of Wisconsin-Madison Select Agent certification is required. Ability to pass a visual color screening test required.
A successful visual color screening test is required prior to an offer of employment. This position may require travel as deemed necessary by CDD leadership. Applicants must be willing to be available for both sporadic and unannounced public health emergencies as well as rotational weekends and holidays.
Applicants will need to become certified upon hire and then annually by the UW-Madison Select Agent program and adhere to Select Agent guidelines and policies while in employment.