Madison, WI
Jun 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91179-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91179-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist


Hiring Department: A348800-VCRGE/PRIMATE/PRIMATE

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 06, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $30,207 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

B.S. or B.A from an accredited university in Zoology, Biology, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, Animal Sciences or related field with relevant experience; OR licensed veterinary technician, medical technologist, or laboratory animal technician with a B.S. or B.A.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Experience (1-2 years) in a research or clinical laboratory setting is preferred (laboratory experience during course work or professional training will be considered). Clinical pathology and/or necropsy skills are desired as well as experience working with animals or tissues (especially nonhuman primates). Must be able to work as an integral part of a team, learn and perform complicated tasks through both instruction and independent study, and perform independent and team-based problem-solving. A high level of self-motivation, organization, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and outstanding customer service are required. Must be comfortable working with both Macintosh and PC computers as well as complex electronic databases.

Position Summary:

This position requires a highly motivated, detail oriented, and organized individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills to work as part of a team of research specialists and pathologists providing diagnostic services and research support in the Pathology Services Unit of the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC). Pathology Services and its clinical pathology laboratory component provide diagnostic services and research support in the Clinical Pathology Laboratory and Pathology Services Unit at the WNPRC.

Clinical Pathology and Pathology Services provide timely and accurate diagnostic testing in support of clinical veterinary medicine and scientific research. The unit is responsible for the development of new techniques necessary to meet the needs of investigators and clinical veterinarians. The Unit works closely with investigators for research, including vaccine development for infectious diseases, reproductive health, transgenic animal models, models of aging, models of neurodegenerative diseases and neurophysiology, and stem cell biology. The WNPRC holds the service contract for the National Institute on Aging (NIA) nonhuman primate tissue bank, a repository of tissues primarily from agednonhuman primates available for use in funded research on aging. The unit is also responsible for the distribution of samples and tissues to investigators through the WNPRC Nonhuman Primate Biological Materials Distribution core.

Additional Information:

Applicant must be comfortable working with nonhuman primates, infectious diseases, and chemicals/medications in a medical research setting, and wearing various required personal protective equipment (PPE).

Must be TB negative.

Allergies to animals must be controlled by medication.

Applicant will be required to have a measles titer within the first week of employment. Depending on the results of the blood test, applicant may need to be immunized.

Must possess a valid driver's license that meets standards of UW Risk Management in order to operate WNPRC vehicles.

Required on-call duties will include weekend, evening and holiday work.

On the job training will be provided. Training for the shipment of biologically and chemically hazardous materials is required and will also be provided.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

A period of evaluation will be required.


Rachael Buss
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:

Please click "Apply Now" to submit a cover letter and current resume highlighting relevant experience referencing PVL 91179. Materials in PDF format are preferred. In addition, you will be asked to provide 3 professional references.

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.

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Advertised: 16 Jun 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 30 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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