Job description

JOB NO.: 104607-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: 104607


Official Title: ANIM RESEARCH TECH OB(46072)


FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $13.11

Job Summary:

This position will perform Animal Technician duties with increasing levels of independence at the School of Veterinary Medicine's Animal Resource Center (ARC). The ARC is a large, complex research and instructional animal facility housing a wide variety of species (including, but not limited to: cows, goats, sheep, mice, rats, pigs, ponies, calves, gerbils, rabbits, cats, dogs, ground squirrels, parrots, snakes and iguanas, colonies of transgenic mice and rats, and varied wildlife). The ARC consists of four separate animal holding facilities accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AALAC). These facilities are located in West Madison and on the Downtown Campus. All animal care is provided in accordance with SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures), "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals", and the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching and research/instructional protocols.

The incumbent maintains accreditation standards, provides for the physical well being of research and instructional animals (both small and large animals), and performs tasks in animal areas involving record keeping, cleaning, feeding, and general care. This position requires the ability to work with all species of animals and the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds on a regular basis. The employee will be able to work cooperatively with the supervisor and higher level Animal Technicians and be willing and able to receive and follow instructions as necessary. The incumbent will participate in educational advancement programs required by employer. The incumbent is expected to: practice health and safety rules and precautions necessary to maintain animal health by following written rules and instructions regarding safety procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and observe standard operation procedures concerning sanitation, movement of equipment and materials and waste disposal in order to prevent transfer of infectious biological organisms or contamination with hazardous chemicals. This position will also be required to work in Bio-safety level 2/3 and Bio-Safety Select Agent Level 3 areas. Maintaining clearance through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), UW- Madison Safety Department, and UW- Madison SVM's Dean's office for these areas is required. The employee will be required to participate (on a rotational basis) in weekend and holiday coverage. This position functions under the limited supervision of a Laboratory Animal Supervisor.


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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:

Friday through Tuesday, 7:00am-3:30pm (30 min lunch break), with holiday rotations.


June Shaw
[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:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Online" button to begin the application process. You will be required to upload a resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references. For questions regarding this application process, please contact Karlye Wolff at [email protected]

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 23 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 4/10/2018
Application Due: 4/24/2018
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