Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 233542-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

This position will perform Animal Technician duties with increasing levels of independence at the School of Veterinary Medicine's Animal Resource Center (ARC). The ARC is a large, complex research and instructional facility housing a wide variety of species (Including, but not limited to: cows, goats, sheep, mice, rats, pigs, ponies, calves, gerbils, rabbits, cats, dogs, ground squirrels, parrots, snakes, and iguanas, colonies of transgenic mice and rats, and varied wildlife). The ARC consists of five separate animal holding facilities accredited by the Association of Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). These facilities are located in West Madison, and Downtown Campus. All animal care is provided in accordance with SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures), "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals" and research/instructional protocols.

The incumbent maintains accreditation standards, provides for the physical well being of research and instructional animals (both small and large animals), and performs tasks in animal areas involving record keeping, cleaning, feeding, and general care. Position requires the ability to work with all species of animals and the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds on a regular basis. Employee will be able to work cooperatively with the supervisor and higher level Animal Technicians and be willing and able to receive and follow instructions as necessary. Participates in educational advancement programs required by the employer. The incumbent is expected to: practice health and safety rules and precautions necessary to maintain animal health by following written rules and instructions regarding safety procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and observe standard operating procedures concerning sanitation, movement of equipment and materials and waste disposal in order to prevent transfer of infectious biological organisms or contamination with hazardous chemicals. This position will also be required to work in Bio-safety level 2/3 and Bio-Safety Select Agent Level 3 areas. Maintaining clearance through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). UW-Madison Safety Department, and UW-Madison SVM Deans Office for these areas is required. Employee required to participate (on a rotational basis) in weekend and holiday coverage. This position functions under the limited supervision of a Laboratory Animal Supervisor.

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:

Good knowledge of acceptable husbandry procedures required.

Ability to work effectively as a team member required.

Knowledge to interpret and follow written and oral instructions pertaining to research projects and animal management.

Requires manual dexterity to perform technical tasks.

Knowledge to recognize animal health problems.

Requires ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. on a regular basis.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check will be conducted.

A probationary period will be required.

A valid WI driver's license will be required.

English Proficiency Required - This position requires one or more of the following abilities: ability to speak, read, write, and/or understand verbal instructions in English

Must be able to obtain select agent BL3 clearance. Upon hire all SVM ARC employees will require a FBI background check, failure to pass this background check and obtain select agent BSL3 clearance will be an automatic termination of the position.

Must be tuberculosis (TB) negative and submit to periodic TB testing. A chest x-ray will be required to determine if a positive skin test represents an active TB infection.

Flu and rabies vaccination series will be required for this position. Vaccinations would be offered upon arrival.

UW employees working directly with animals are required to complete an Animal Contact Risk Questionnaire (ACRQ) failure of this questionnaire from University Health Services (UHS) would be an automatic termination of this position.



Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday 7:00am-3:30pm (30-minute lunch break), weekend and holiday work may be required.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload your resume and cover letter and provide three references within the application process. For maximum consideration your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications.


June Shaw
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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.

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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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Apr 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: May 5 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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