Job description

JOB NO.: 104563-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 104563



Hiring Department: A348700-VCRGE/WAISMAN/WAISMAN

FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $13.01

Job Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of only 14 Centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical bio-manufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

This is an entry to objective level position providing technical animal husbandry work under the general supervision of the Research Program Manager. Duties include, but are not limited to feeding and watering animals, monitoring animal room environments, cleaning primary and secondary enclosures, receiving animals, transporting animals, restraining and handling animals, reporting sick and injured animals, general facility maintenance and housekeeping, and cage wash operations. Animal Research Technicians (ARTs) at the Objective level, interact with investigators, UW and veterinary staff and emergency personnel as required and communicate with those people effectively via phone, email and in person. Perform all duties in assigned work unit per Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Policies and Procedures for all species in the work unit. Other duties as assigned.


English Proficiency Required - This position requires one or more of the following abilities: ability to speak, read, write, and/or understand verbal instructions in English

Schedule Comment:

Full-Time, Monday - Friday.
Typical Schedule between 7:15AM - 3:45PM.
Rotating weekend and holiday work required.
Evening work as required.


Melissa Henning
[email protected]
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 Online" button to start the application process. You will be asked to submit a resume, cover letter and a list of three references.

Please address the following information in your application materials:
- Provide examples of basic animal husbandry tasks you have performed in a research or non-research setting (e.g., feeding and watering of animals, cage cleaning, record keeping, euthanization, transferring/receiving animals, etc.). Please also specify what types of animals you have worked with (rodents, primates, cats, dogs, etc.).
- Describe your experience working with sanitization equipment and/or chemicals in a research setting and/or non-research setting.
- Describe in detail your experience following established animal care protocols and standard operating procedures in a research animal laboratory setting and/or a non-research setting.

Salary level will be determined based on experience.

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: Apr 9 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Apr 24 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 4/10/2018
Application Due: 4/25/2018
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