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Microbiologist I

  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #37642

Microbiologist I
Madison, Wisconsin

Our Client is looking to bring-on an entry-level Microbiologist to their esteemed team of biological science professionals. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Microbiology and be ready to learn in a professional laboratory setting. This position is is a great opportunity for new graduates or those ready to enter the field of Microbiology. Our Client is hiring immediately. Don’t delay, apply today!

This is a Contract-to-Hire Opportunity starting at $22.00 an hour.

Available Shifts:

  • Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30am – 7pm

  • Sunday – Thursday, 10:30am – 7pm

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, or Associates Degree in Biological Sciences with 1-year minimum relevant experience

  • Basic knowledge of microbiology to accurately perform testing procedures and obtain accurate results.

  • Basic computer and technical skills useful to accurately enter testing data and results.

  • Basic knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and policies necessary to ensure a safe working environment.

  • Planning skills to maintain supplies of analysis materials and ensure analysis is completed within specified time.

  • Analytical skills essential to complete analysis procedures and determine the concentration of the microorganism.

  • A general knowledge of the Laboratory Information Management System

  • Physical dexterity is required for manipulating samples.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Read plates and tubes, as required, to determine the number of organisms in the sample

  • Record findings on worksheet for verification

  • Write identification onto plates so that client and sample number can be tracked

  • Pipette sample solution into tubes or plates according to the analysis process being performed

  • Pour the agar into plates or tubes to begin the growth process

  • Prepare sample for analysis by recording, weighing, and blending

  • Collect plates and place them in the incubator for the specified amount of time and temperature

  • Prepare media and broth for use in pathogen testing as required

  • Sterilize materials needed for analysis. Autoclave plates before discarding

  • Perform food poisoning, pH and other analysis tests on sample when requested by the client

  • Ensure that media and materials are prepared for the next testing sequence

  • Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities

  • Set up equipment and materials needed for analysis

  • Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process

  • Perform necessary housekeeping duties in a timely manner, keeping the work areas and equipment clean and sanitized

  • Must participate in cleaning schedule and maintain retain samples as required

  • Adhere to all safety policies

  • Responsibility to support laboratory management in the implementation maintenance, and improvement of the management system

  • Perform other related tasks as needed

Candidates must pass a background check and drug screening for this opportunity.

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Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Information

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