Madison, WI
Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91159-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91159-AS

Working Title: Animal Research Safety Specialist



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 20, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree in science, research, or safety related field preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

2 years of professional experience including time in a research or laboratory setting involving animals (7 required for appointment at the senior level).

License or certificate:

Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license, have a motor vehicle record that meets UW Risk Management standards, and maintain ability to drive State of Wisconsin owned vehicles.

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Biosafety Officer, the Risk Management Specialist Sr promotes the safety of individuals on the UW Madison Campus with emphasis on reducing risks and hazards for people who are engaged in or support laboratory research. As part of the University's commitment to high quality accredited animal care and research, the position provides technical assistance in support of the identification and evaluation and control of workplace hazards associated with animal and other laboratory research. These goals are accomplished by performance of regular site visits to research laboratories and other animal use areas, hazard assessment, exposure monitoring, development and delivery of outreach, and training program presentations. The position will forge day to day relationships with principal investigators, their staff, attending veterinarians, and animal care personnel. Approximately 4,500 faculty, staff and student employees are involved in animal care and use activities on campus. The duties of this position are crucial for the University to meet the requirements of its NIH assurance agreement and comply with AAALAC accreditation standards. This position will work collaboratively with co-workers and sponsored programs in Environment, Health and Safety, University Health Services, university faculty, staff and students, and with colleagues throughout the University of Wisconsin System and external agencies.

Established in 1848, the University of Wisconsin - Madison is one of the country's first land grant universities, currently serving over 40,000 students and 18,500 faculty and staff. The main campus is comprised of over 900 acres of picturesque grounds along the shores of Lake Mendota, of which 325 acres are defined as the campus natural areas and are protected from development. The campus has over 19.5 million gross square feet of building space and offers a broad array of undergraduate, graduate, professional, research and advanced academic programs. The UW-Madison is the flagship university in the 26 campus University of Wisconsin System and one of the nation?s largest and most productive research institutions in higher education.

Additional Information:

1. Knowledge of AAALAC accreditation standards for safety.
2. Knowledge of OSHA general safety standards.
3. Knowledge of hazard assessment methodologies.
4. Knowledge of risk reduction and safe work practices for research environments.
5. Knowledge of laboratory work practices.
6. Knowledge of records retention policies and filing protocols.
7. Skill in oral, written, interpersonal, and electronic communication skills.
8. Skill in risk communication.
9. Skill in the evaluation, recognition and control of workplace and environmental health hazards.
10. Ability to maintain a professional, service-focused relationship with customers and co-workers.
11. Ability to work effectively at all organizational levels with researchers and other staff.
12. Ability to interpret information to provide operational guidance.
13. Ability to accomplish tasks working through others.
14. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work activities and assignments.
15. Ability to wear a respirator. Ability to communicate ideas orally and in writing so others will understand.
16. Ability to build effective working relationships, negotiate and problem solve with multiple constituencies.
17. Ability to present a neat, clean appearance at all times.
18. Ability to work hours beyond the normal work schedule, including nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime.


Dawn Bierman
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Applicants must upload a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should specifically address the Required Qualifications listed in the Relevant Work Experience section.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 15 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 13 Jul 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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