Microbiology Technician I

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Scientific Entry Level
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Covance is currently seeking a Microbiology Technician for the Madison, WI site. This is an entry level role supporting Nutritional Chemistry and Food Safety. This position is for 2nd shift Tuesday - Saturday.

As a Microbiolgy Technician your responsibilities include the following:

  • Media preparation and quality control, including all appropriate documentation.
  • Autoclave operation.
  • Learn proper handling procedures and aseptic technique.
  • Prepare composites of routine samples.
  • Perform initial dilutions of samples.
  • Performs routine cleaning and quality checks for equipment.
  • Performs routine cleaning of work areas.
  • Maintains inventory levels and helps to stock supplies.
  • Learns how to document work and maintain laboratory records.
  • Learns to plan for assigned workload on a daily basis and effectively schedule multiple assignments.
  • Contributes to a cohesive team environment.
  • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.
  • Picking up samples from client sites
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.  




  • High School Diploma or Associate Degree




  • 0-2 years of laboratory experience with a High School Diploma
  • An Associate Degree preferred


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