Job description

JOB NO.: 96818-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: 96818-AS

Working Title: Rodent Breeding Core Research Specialist


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: DECEMBER 19, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $35,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree Required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least 1 year of experience working in a research setting required. Mouse breeding and laboratory management is strongly preferred. Experience with tissue harvest in rodents as well as rodent handling, injections, blood collection and perfusion is preferred. Experience using databases and excel spreadsheets is preferred.

A minimum of 7 years' experience is required at the senior level.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The animal program involves all aspects of animal use for research, teaching, and outreach. BRMS is seeking a Research Specialist to join their Rodent Breeding Core Unit. The Rodent Breeding Core provides reliable, economical and efficient breeding colonies of mice to support research project needs. This Research Specialist will report to the Core Manager. The overall responsibility of this position will be to assist in the development and delivery of a comprehensive research rodent breeding program to all research users and related staff at UW-Madison. This position will assist in coordination of all activities associated with the breeding core, and have contact with all levels of research staff. An integral part of this position will be consulting with research investigators and their staff to provide assistance with their research animal projects and assure regulatory compliance with their approved research protocols. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently are essential. Must be organized.

Biomedical Research Model Services (BRMS) is based in the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. BRMS provides animal husbandry, breeding, research services and operational support to the UW-Madison animal use researchers.

This Research Specialist position is located in the Rodent Breeding Core Unit of BRMS and will report to the Core Manager. The Rodent Breeding Core Unit provides reliable, economical and efficient breeding colonies of mice to support research project needs. As the mouse has become more common in biomedical research so has the need for expertise in breeding these immunodeficient and genetically modified mice. All of our colonies are housed in a specific pathogen free (SPF) facility on campus.

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.

Additional Information:

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "Full Position Details" link below.


Kim Mcfarlane
[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 Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

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: Nov 30 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Dec 14 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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