Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 235317-US
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Waisman Center is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the lifespan. One of 14 centers of its kind in the United States, the Waisman Center encompasses laboratories for biomedical and behavioral research, a brain imaging center, and a clinical biomanufacturing facility for the production of pharmaceuticals for early stage human clinical trials. In addition to its research efforts, the Center provides an array of services to people with developmental disabilities, offers numerous educational and outreach programs to young children and their families, and trains scientists and clinicians who will serve our nation in the future.

The Rodent Models Core at the Waisman Center is essential to the success of research that uses animal models for the study of normal and abnormal development and degeneration of the nervous system. The core provides technical support, access to sophisticated behavioral equipment for mice and rats that can be shared among several investigators, and expertise in the behavioral phenotyping of mouse and rat models of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and related disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). It operates within the Waisman Animal Facility, which is responsible for the care, feeding and record-keeping related to the use of mice and rats on projects and the maintenance of specific rodent models of development, developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases.

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:

Required Experience:
- Familiarity with responsible care and use of animals in a research setting.
- Knowledge of acceptable animal husbandry practices and procedures.
- Ability to work effectively as a team member.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to read and understand various animal care protocols and standard operating procedures.
- Ability to accurately record data such as daily animal health observations, environmental conditions, and daily maintenance logs.
- The ability to learn safety rules and precautions necessary to maintain animal health and to avoid contracting diseases which may be communicated from the animals.

Preferred Experience:
- At least one year experience with responsible care and use of animals in a research setting.
- Knowledge of basic animal care.
- American Association for laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) or Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) level.

License or Certificate:

Must have professional certifications (such as RARC Animal Online Certification, Safety Training for Animal Users, Biomethodology of Mice training, Biomethodology of Rats training).

Additional Information:

Occasional evening and weekend work required.

A Criminal Background Check will be performed.

Must complete HIPAA training and receive certification within the first 5 days of employment and annually thereafter within 5 days of notification.

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and be able to stand on feet for long periods of time. This position requires frequent bending, twisting, and reaching.



Work Schedule:

7:45 am to 4:30 pm (30 minute unpaid break) Monday through Friday; rotating weekend and legal holiday schedule.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $13.86 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please click on the "" button to start the application process. Please upload a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and qualifications as it relates to this position.


Heather Bellamy
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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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Applications Open: Jun 7 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 21 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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