Job description

JOB NO.: 94856-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

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

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 94856-AS

Working Title: Research Specialist Gnotobiotics



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 09, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or related areas is required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Planning, organizational and communication skills.
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
Attention to details is paramount for this position.

Knowledge of laboratory sterile techniques.
Experience working with mice and/or rats.
Proficient computer skills, experience with Excel and Microsoft word. Knowledge of data entry for breeding and research study records.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This position provides support research within Gnotobiotics and implements the research techniques defined by others. Is often responsible for carrying out, under supervision, a component of a research project(s). Duties may include maintaining inventory of supplies, maintaining equipment, highly detailed record-keeping and overall responsibility to keep laboratory equipment and supplies available for their own and others' research activities. This position will be responsible for performing specialized animal husbandry tasks and assisting with mouse colony/breeding procedures for the Gnotobiotic Core Breeding Colony.

The Gnotobiotic Core Breeding unit actively oversees projects for principal investigators (PIs) that may include timed mating, weighing mice, creating mouse models, blood draws, oral gavage, genotyping and tissue collection. This position is responsible for meeting with lab staff and PIs to help them stay on track and meet the needs of the project, specific to animal research protocols.

This position requires occasional weekend work. The sterilant Chlorine Dioxide is used in the Gnotobiotic Core and wearing a full-face mask is mandatory.

Additional Information:

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.


Kimberly Mentink
[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 Now" button to start the application process. Please upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your experience with the knowledge and skills of the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.

The candidate pool established in this recruitment may be used to fill future positions within the same title in the School of Medicine and Public Health.

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: Jun 13 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Jun 28 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 6/14/2018
Application Due: 7/7/2018
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