Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 16, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 228128-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Other

Position Summary:

The Animal Care Technician-Entry and Objective positions perform animal health checks; performs TB testing procedures; feeds animals and administers special diets when necessary; performs standard animal treatment procedures for minor illnesses; performs blood draw procedures; tattoos animals; cleans and sanitizes animal housing and other animal areas; handles animals including transporting, training and weighing; enter animals health data into database, and other tasks as assigned.

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:

Animal Care Technician-Entry: Incumbent will work with our training unit and experienced staff to learn the tasks to be performed, including but not limited to nonhuman primate handling and care techniques, utilizing standard safety practices and precautions, and recognizing nonhuman primate behavior considered symptomatic of an illness or injury. The incumbent will undergo extensive training to obtain proficiency in the care of nonhuman primates to perform these tasks under limited supervision.

Animal Care Technician-Objective: Must have one year previous nonhuman primate experience to qualify for this level. Will have previous experience with animal husbandry, performing animal health observations, administering medications, etc.

License or Certificate:

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) or Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level is preferred, but not required.

Additional Information:

-Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a frequent basis
-Physical ability to lift, sit, stand, bend, reach, squat, twist and push to safely handle and care for the nonhuman primates.
-Must be TB negative
-Must be comfortable working around or directly with infectious diseases
-Applicant will be required to have a measles titer within the first week of employment. Depending on the results of the blood test, applicant may need to be immunized
-Allergies to animals must be controlled by medication
-Criminal background check is required
-Must possess a valid driver's license that meets standards of UW Risk Management in order to operate WNPRC vehicles.



Work Schedule:

Work hours are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Job includes a 5-day work week with weekend and holiday work required. Schedule will be Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday. Possibility exists that schedule will include both weekend days and may require mandatory overtime.

We have several facilities, including a location at UW Hospital and Blue Mounds, WI. Applicants may be assigned to work at these locations at any time during employment with the WNPRC.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure consideration, please address the following in your cover letter and resume:
- Describe or provide evidence of your experience working with sanitization equipment and/or chemicals
- Describe or provide evidence of your experience working with animals, also addressing the environment you worked in
- Describe or provide evidence of you experiences working with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), also addressing the work environment
- Describe your experience working with and managing schedules and time management skills


Rachael Buss
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Official Title:


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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

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 16 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 1 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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