Job no: 229153-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Management/Supervisory, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of Research Program Manager III, the Research Program Manager II (RPMII) is the first-line supervisor of laboratory animal husbandry in the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) Breeding and Gnotobiotic Cores. This individual will be responsible for overseeing the breeding of specific pathogen-free and germ-free mouse colonies. The RPMII is responsible for animal facility operations/maintenance and coordinates with researchers and veterinary staff in relation to animal husbandry. The RPMII will be also responsible for performing specialized animal husbandry tasks and assisting with mouse colony/breeding procedures for the Gnotobiotic Core Breeding Colony. This position assures compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, animal protocols, accreditation, and regulatory standards. This position directs or assigns facility husbandry workloads, trains and manages staff, evaluates performance, prepares and coordinates work schedules, and takes corrective action, up to and including discipline. The RPMII will work directly with Research Specialists and provide oversight and coordination of animal care for animals receiving specialized diets and water administration. The RPMI will help manage mouse colonies so a good understanding of mouse breeding and genetics is preferred. This person will also perform tissue collection for genotyping, injections, and blood collection. The RPMII oversees the sentinel and microbiology program in both cores which requires specific pathogen free mice.

The RPMII is responsible for the supervision of Animal Research Technicians. The immediate supervision of the position is the Research Program Manager III at BRMS.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end 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.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required. Degree in Genetics, Microbiology, Biological Sciences or related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Qualifications:
At least 3 years of experience in a research rodent facility
Computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to lift and carry 50lbs
Ability to walk and stand on feet for long periods of time

Preferred Qualifications:
At least one year of supervision
At least one year utilizing germ free mice or managing breeding colonies
Working knowledge of laboratory animal equipment and supplies (including cage wash, autoclave, isolators, ventilated racks and personal protective equipment for barrier facilities)
Demonstrated budget and record management experience
Knowledge of building mechanics and equipment operations
Skill in personnel management as part of administering an animal research facility

Desired Attributes:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to use effective team building skills to create and maintain efficient operation of the work unit
Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with BRMS Managers, Supervisors, and Staff along with researchers and their staff

License or Certificate:

AALAS certification (or eligibility for certification) at the level of ALAT, LAT or LATG preferred at the time of hire.

Additional Information:

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "List of Duties" link.

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



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $52,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "" to start the application process. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Nov 24 2020 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Dec 8 2020 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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