Microscopy Society of America Placement Office

Electron Microscopy Technologist - Requisition ID #: 32003

The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (on-site)
29 days ago


Position Description:

We’re looking for those individuals—the creative thinkers and innovation seekers—who are content with nothing short of changing the world. Discover the endless opportunities within the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and be inspired by the work we can do together to improve health, and make a positive, daily impact in our communities.

In the role of Electron Microscopy Technologist, you will maintain and fulfill service commitments of the core Electron Microscopy Facility which involves handling and processing of specimens, maintaining laboratory equipment and supplies as well as keeping necessary records of clinical and research work.  Modifies existing and/or develops new tests and procedures, conducts experimental studies to further research objectives, instructs new users.  


In order of importance

  1. Process tissue by accession, dissection, fixation, dehydration, infiltration and polymerization. 
  2. Prepare and examine specimen by semi-thin and ultrathin-sectioning, section staining; viewing and recording digital images of specimens in the electron microscope. 
  3. Ensure the Facility complies with CAP regulations and take the lead role in bi-Annual CAP inspection readiness. 
  4. Prepare solutions and chemicals as required for the effective operation of the EM Facility. 
  5. Laboratory management I:  Maintain image databases.  Maintain clear records and exact locations of specimens, image files, reports, procedure and quality controls.  Ensure correct and timely billing for EM services to Pathology office. 
  6. Laboratory management II:  Order supplies; ensure lab safety; organize laboratory; coordinate with department office(s) and Facility Office at MCW. 
  7. Assist director to train and assist independent microscope users. 
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Histopathology/transmission electron microscopy
  • Applies education, training, and experience toward mastery of job requirements. 
  • Demonstrates ability for visual & manual dexterity in a confined environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a stressful, deadline driven environment. 
  • Ability to analyze information and solve problems. 
  • Willingness to accept a variety of assignments and/or schedules as business needs dictate. 
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with supervisor and co-workers.  
  • Demonstrates accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to closely follow established procedures. 
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team. 
  • Ability to contribute to team success. 
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences clearly and concisely. 
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks. 
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities. 
  • Ability to demonstrate personal integrity in all interactions.

Position Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Appropriate experience may be substituted for education on an equivalent basis.

  • Bachelor’s Degree – science major
  • 6 months (working experience in a histology laboratory and/or an electron microscopy laboratory)

Why MCW?

  • Outstanding Healthcare Coverage, including but not limited to Health, Vision, and Dental. Along with Flexible Spending options
  • 403B Retirement Package
  • Competitive Vacation and Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • On campus Fitness Facility, offering onsite classes.
  • Additional discounted rates on items such as: Select cell phone plans, local fitness facilities, Milwaukee recreation and entertainment etc. 

For a full list of positions see: www.mcw.edu/careers  

For a brief overview of our benefits see: https://www.mcw.edu/departments/human-resources/benefits

Eastern Wisconsin is a vibrant, diverse metropolitan area.  MCW is intent on attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce and faculty body that reflects the community we serve. We value diversity of backgrounds, experience, thought, and perspectives to advance excellence in science and medicine.  MCW is a welcoming campus community with a strong culture of collaboration, partnership, and engagement with our surrounding community.

MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67969318
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Company Name For Job: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Position Title: Electron Microscopy Technologist - Requisition ID #: 32003
  • Job Function: Microscopy Technician
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: None

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