Job description

JOB NO.: 106510-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific, Other

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 106510

Working Title: VETERINARY TECH 2

Official Title: VETERINARY TECH 2(35302)

Hiring Department: A348800-VCRGE/PRIMATE/PRIMATE

FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $16.61

Job Summary:

This is an intermediate level Veterinary Technician position providing technical support in the operational needs to Veterinary Services, a unit of the Animal Services Division in the UW-Madison National Primate Research Center. The responsibilities for this classification include the following in addition to those of the Veterinary Technician 1 classification.

Minor non-invasive surgical techniques (soft tissue biopsies, multiple layer or complex suturing) and assisting the surgeon in major clinical surgeries and intermediate dentistry procedures such as disarming or minor extractions. Provide back up for other veterinarian technicians in times of high case flow or absence. Providing training, assistance and instruction to new members of the veterinary staff, researchers and members of the research community who are requesting orientation to primate use and handling. The incumbent will interact with investigators on a daily basis to coordinate clinical needs of the animals with the research needs to provide optimal outcomes for both.

These job duties require the incumbent to be independent, decisive, and accomplished with frequent demonstration of the fundamental knowledge of veterinary medicine, aseptic technique, wound management/healing, anesthesia, information management including spreadsheets, animal health records maintenance and excellent time management skills.

Based in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the WNPRC is committed to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparaties through research. To support this commitment, we encourage applications from candidates who hold these same values of diversity and inclusion.


Schedule Comment:

Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm with some flexibility.
**Occassional night and weekend work hours may be required.

Incumbent may be assigned to work 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 possibility exists that schedule may transition to Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday.


Rachael Buss
[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.

To apply, you will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications as they relate to this position, and three professional references. To ensure consideration, please address the following information in your application materials:

- Describe your experience assessing animal emergency care (triage) and performing triage in an emergency situation.
- Indicate your level of experience assisting with or independently administering anesthesia in a laboratory or clinical setting, as well as any training you have obtained through formal education or on-the-job training.
- Provide examples of your professional experience or training assisting a veterinarian with animal surgeries including the type of surgery and your role.

This recruitment will be used to fill more than one position. Initial consideration is through November 18, 2018.

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: Nov 2 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Nov 18 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 11/3/2018
Application Due: 11/19/2018
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