Madison, WI
Aug 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 102614-FTF

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: University Staff-Fixed Term Finite

Position Vacancy ID: 102614


Official Title: ANIMAL RESEARCH TECH(46071)

Hiring Department: A348800-VCRGE/PRIMATE/PRIMATE

FTE: 100%

Term: This is a Terminal appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $12.12

Job Summary:

This position is an entry-level Animal Research Technician (ART). This position will work with our training unit and experienced staff to learn the tasks to be performed, including but not limited to nonhuman primate handling and care techniques, utilizing standard safety practices and precautions, and recognizing nonhuman primate behavior considered symptomatic of an illness or injury.

The incumbent will undergo extensive training to obtain proficiency in the care of nonhuman primates. Upon completion of training, the incumbent will be expected to perform these tasks under limited supervision. The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is a tuberculosis-free environment.

Schedule Comment:

Work hours are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Job includes a 5-day work week with weekend and holiday work required. Schedule will be Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday. Possibility exists that schedule will include both weekend days and may require mandatory overtime.


Caitlin Milnthorpe
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 on the "Apply Now" to start the application process.

To apply, you will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications as they relate to this position. In addition, you will be asked to provide three references within the application process.

Please address the following information in your application materials:

-describe or provide evidence of your experience working with sanitization equipment or chemicals
-describe or provide evidence of your experience following and maintaining schedules, also addressing the work environment
-describe or provide evidence of your experience following standard operating procedures, also addressing the work environment
-describe or provide evidence of your experience working with computer programs and systems, specifically addressing the programs or systems used

This recruitment will continue to be used to fill multiple Animal Research Technician vacancies at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center.

The possibility exists that these appointments may be extended or turned into an ongoing position(s).

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

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

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Advertised: Aug 11 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Sep 24 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time