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Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department: WVDL/MSN MICROBIOLOGY/BACT
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal
Care, Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists,
This is a 1-2 year research project at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic
Laboratory (WVDL). The WVDL has long performed diagnostic testing for the
bovine genetics industry and is starting to research the use of antibiotics in
the extender that is used to preserve semen. This research project is directed
at the control of Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Leptospira, Campylobacter fetus
subspecies venerealis and Histophilus somni by the antibiotic cocktail used in
semen. The bacteriostatic and bactericidal effect has been reduced between the
past two decades indicating a possible reduction in the effectiveness of the
antibiotic cocktail in controlling Mycoplasma bovis and M. bovigenitalium.
These data suggest further research is needed to establish the bacteriostatic
and bactericidal effect of the current antibiotic cocktail as well as further
research into other antibiotic combinations that could be used to control
these pathogens in extended bovine semen. This project will be used to guide
the direction of the industry.
This position will also spend some time working at the WVDL Bacteriology
section performing diagnostic work.
This position will report to the Microbiology Section Head and will present
research findings to the research project funder, Dr. Rory Meyer at the
National Association of Animal Breeders Certified Semen Services (NAAB/CSS).
List of Duties
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in microbiology, molecular biology or
biochemistry or related field of biological sciences.
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
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.
This position is expected to be temporary and end on July 5, 2022; however,
there is a possibility of extension based on funding availability, program
need, and performance.
A882500-WIS VET DIAGNOSTIC LAB/MSN MICROBIOLOGY/BACT
Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing
appointment based on need and/or funding
Minimum $45,643 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the
candidate's qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is
also included. Anticipated start date on or after July 6, 2021. 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
To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by no later
than 11:55pm CDT, on the assured consideration date. Please submit a resume, a
cover letter describing your qualifications and a list of three professional
references including one current or recent supervisor.
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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.
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Applications Open: Jun 18 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 2 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time