Madison, WI
Oct 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 102797-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

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

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 102797

Working Title: Animal Research Technician-Adv

Official Title: ANIM RESRCH TECH ADV(46074)

Hiring Department: A348800-VCRGE/PRIMATE/PRIMATE

FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $19.00

Job Summary:

The Animal Research Technician-Advanced position serves as a lead worker for Animal Research Technicians (ARTs) and student hires in the Colony Management Unit at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC), including its satellite facilities located at the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) and Blue Mounds Quarantine (BMQ) facilities. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Laboratory Technical Support Supervisor (i.e. Colony Management Supervisor). The ART-Advanced assists the Laboratory Technical Support Supervisor in scheduling ARTs in the assigned work area, directing, coordinating and assigning work, and managing husbandry records. This position provides laboratory animal husbandry support for assigned area(s) of responsibility, interacts with investigators, laboratory staff, and other staff in the WNPRC Animal Services Division (Veterinary Services, Clinical Pathology, Colony Records, etc.), cross trains and fills in for other ART personnel, and fills in for the Laboratory Technical Support Supervisor during limited periods of absence.

The WNPRC is a tuberculosis-free (TB-free) environment. The incumbent is expected to practice and enforce health and safety rules, and should have the knowledge necessary to maintain animal health by following formal standard operation procedures (SOPs), as well as written and verbal directives, and the use of personal protection equipment (PPE). To prevent transfer of infectious biological organisms and/or contamination with hazardous chemicals, the incumbent should have a basic understanding of disinfection practices, sanitation equipment, and the materials used for the disposal of bio-hazardous waste.

Schedule Comment:

Work hours are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday, with regular weekend and holiday work required.

Incumbent may be assigned to work at at the WNPRC's central location on campus, or either of two satellite facilities in Blue Mounds or at the WIMR (Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research) near UW Hospital.

The priority will be filling a vacancy at the Blue Mounds facility.


Samantha Block
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" button 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 professional references within the application process.

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

A minimum of three years of experience working in an animal laboratory environment, or accredited animal facility, such as a zoo, is required; at least one year of experience working with nonhuman primates is also required.

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: Oct 3 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Oct 17 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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