Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 235795-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

Biomedical Research Model Services (BRMS) is based in the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. BRMS provides animal husbandry, breeding, research services, and operational support to the UW-Madison animal use researchers. Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Technical Support Supervisor, Animal Technician (ART) Advanced serves as Lead Worker for subordinate Animal Research Technicians (i.e., ART-Objectives, ARTs, LTEs, and student hires). The ART-Advanced assists the Laboratory Technical Support Supervisor in scheduling subordinate ARTs shifts, directing, coordinating, and assigning their work, and managing husbandry records. This person provides laboratory animal husbandry support for assigned area(s) or responsibility, interacts with investigators and veterinary staff, cross-trains and fills in for other ART personnel, and fills in for Laboratory Technical Support Supervisor during limited periods of absence.

The incumbent is expected to practice health and safety rules and precautions necessary to maintain animal health by following written and verbal rules and instructions regarding safety procedures and use of personal protection equipment (PPE), and observe standard operating procedures concerning sanitation, movement of equipment and materials and waste disposal in order to prevent transfers of infectious biological organisms or contamination with hazardous chemicals.

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:

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 Qualifications:
- At least 2 year of animal care experience in a research setting.
- Knowledge of animal care regulations enforced by the Animal Welfare Act, OSHA and USDA.
- Knowledge of acceptable animal husbandry procedures and animal care handling techniques.
- Ability to provide effective on-the-job training to subordinates, and provide lead worker oversight of their work.
- Ability to follow safety rules and precautions.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals principles and practices.

Desirable Attributes:
- Ability to work effectively as a team member.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities.
- Ability to develop a good rapport and communicate well with faculty, staff and students.

License or Certificate:

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Certification at the Assistant Laboratory Technician (ALAT) or Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT) level preferred.

Must possess a valid driver's license that meets standards of UW Risk Management in order to operate University vehicles.

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 Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm. Must be available to work weekends/holidays as required.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $20.00 HOURLY
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:

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: Jun 8 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 22 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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