University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

ID: 7067265
Posted: June 26, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job 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 is a position in the virology section at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The incumbent will function as a Microbiologist in the areas of serology, molecular diagnostic testing, and Quality Control/Quality Assurance. The incumbent will independently perform serology assasys and PCR testing for diagnostic testing puproses, assist with virology sample receiving, and will work with the WVDL QA/QC system. The incumbent will also communicate with laboratory staff and clients to report test results and to provide information regarding procedures for specimen collection and submission.

This position works under the general supervision of the Virology Section supervisor and the scientific direction of the Virology Section Head.

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, biochemistry or related field of biological sciences.

Title will be determined by candidate's experience. Must have up to three years of related professional work in a laboratory environment to be placed at the associate title; and up to seven years of related professional work in a laboratory environment to be placed at the no-prefix title.


Apply Now

Please mention to the employer that you saw this ad on UniversityJobs.com