Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227589-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Office & Administrative Support, Other

Position Summary:

The dynamic Scientific Protocol Implementation (SPI) Unit, within the Animal Services Division at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) provides consistent, reliable research support and collaboration for scientific investigators that utilize WNPRC resources. Within the SPI unit, the Sample Courier's primary responsibility is to reliably receive and deliver research materials. The Sample Courier fills an essential role in the SPI Unit that guarantees the timely, effective completion of research projects. A strong ability to communicate with many people across several scientific disciplines is necessary. This position creates a weekly schedule of delivery needs and must also remain flexible when research needs shift. Establishment of priorities through continual communication with research staff will guarantee success for this role. As time permits, this position may also provide assistance with general administrative tasks in the greater Animal Services Division.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

The successful candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, and well-developed organizational skills with careful attention to detail. Additionally, well-qualified candidates should have the knowledge or ability to learn how to safely handle biohazardous materials and how to properly clean and disinfect Biosafey Level 2 areas, and to utilize commonly used computer programs (MS Word, Excel, etc.) at an intermediate level.

License or Certificate:

Training for the shipment of biologically and chemically hazardous materials is required by UW - Madison and will be provided.

Additional Information:

-Schedule will be Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
-Must be TB negative
-Measles titer within first week of employment, and if necessary, immunization will be required
-Allergies to animals must be controlled by medications
-Must possess a valid driver's license that meets the standard of UW Risk Management in order to operate WNPRC vehicles
-A 6-month period of evaluation will be required

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is one of seven federally supported National Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest. WNPRC's mission is to increase the understanding of basic primate biology and to improve human health and quality of life through research. To accomplish this, the WNPRC helps discover treatments, preventions and cures for human disease; generates new knowledge of primate biology, from the molecular and whole animal levels to the understanding of primate ecosystems; facilitates research progress by providing expertise, resources and training to scientists worldwide; and collects primate information and disseminates to the research community and to the public. 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 disparities through research. To support this commitment, we encourage applications from candidates who hold these same values of diversity and inclusion.



Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to begin the application process. To apply, you will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualification as they relate to this position. In addition, you will be asked to provide three professional references within the application.


Samantha Noordhoek
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Official Title:

LAB SA CO & REC TEC O(34661)

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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Applications Open: Oct 14 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 28 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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