Job no: 232413-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Quality, Risk Management and Compliance, Training, Employee Development

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Select Agent Program Manager/Responsible Official within the Office of Biological Safety (OBS), this position is part of a team of biosafety professionals specializing in select agents, dual use research of concern (DURC), and high containment (i.e., BSL3) facilities. The Select Agent Program Trainer designs, develops, and implements required and optional training for all registered personnel of the Select Agent Program. Also, this position serves as an Alternate Responsible Official (ARO) for the UW-Madison Select Agent Program.

The Select Agent Program Trainer has a high level of responsibility. Key attributes of the successful candidate include demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, customer service, and relationship building.

The mission of FP&M is to provide excellence in facilities and services for the university community. FP&M is committed to promoting respect and civility in the workplace.

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:

Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field is required. A M.S. or M.A. is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of professional experience within high containment, training delivery, or select agent program.

License or Certificate:

Certified Biological Safety Professional (CBSP) or Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) is desirable.

Additional Information:

The ARO must be available after hours including nights, weekends, and holidays and coordinate out-of-town travel with the RO and other AROs to ensure 24/7/365 response capabilities.

Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver's license and a motor vehicle record that meets UW Risk Management standards to drive State of Wisconsin owned vehicles is preferred.

In the event you are required to work in or around animal facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical surveillance program. Must be able to pass medical clearance to wear respiratory protection and enter animal facilities.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $58,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover letter. We will also require contact information for three professional references, one of which must be your current supervisor. We will not contact your current supervisor without advance notice.

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. Must pass a background check and be approved by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under 42 CFR 73.8 and the Criminal Justice Information Security Risk Assessment.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.


Lisa Raetzman
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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: Mar 18 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 18 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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