Job no: 234268-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

In the Harlow Lab, feeds animals and maintains animal quarters, records, and supplies to ensure compliance with animal care regulations and in support of research and instruction.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Well qualified candidates will have experience in a laboratory animal research facility, veterinary clinic or accredited zoo environment. This background is preferred, but willing to consider candidates comfortable around animals.

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:

Animal Research 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.

Employee must be comfortable working with nonhuman primates and with wearing various required personal protective equipment (PPE).

Must be TB negative.

Employee will be required to provide written documentation to University Health Services showing one of the following: 1) receipt of measles vaccination; 2) laboratory evidence of immunity to measles; or 3) laboratory confirmation of measles disease.

Individuals without the aforementioned documentation will need to have a measles titer within the first week of employment. Depending on the results of the blood test, may need to be immunized.

With or without accommodation an employee must be able to consistently lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds, sometimes at shoulder level; must be able to stand, stoop, reach, bend, etc.

Weekend, evening, and holiday work may be required.



Work Schedule:

Current COVID-19 schedules include Weekends
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Sunday - Thursday or
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Tuesday - Saturday
& occasional Holidays

Before & After COVID-19
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Monday through Friday & occasional Weekends & Holidays

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact: Marilyn Rosas,

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

To ensure consideration, please address the following in your cover letter and resume:

- Knowledge and work with sanitization equipment and/or chemicals
- Any experience with animals, also identify the environment you worked in
- Describe work with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), also addressing the work environment
- Include experience managing schedules and time management skills


Marilyn Rosas
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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).

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Applications Open: May 19 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 16 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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