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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 20, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Job no: 237666-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

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. BRMS is seeking an Animal Research Technician to join their team. Duties include, but are not limited to, feeding and watering animals, providing a variety of technical support for complex animal operations, monitoring animal room environments, cleaning primary and secondary enclosures, receiving animals, transporting animals, restraining and handling animals, monitoring animal health, reporting sick and injured animals, general facility maintenance and housekeeping, and cage wash operations. Animal Research Technician-Entry/Objective interacts with investigators, UW and veterinary staff, and emergency personnel as required and communicate with those people effectively via phone, email, and in person. They also perform all duties in assigned work unit per Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Policies & Procedures for all species in the work unit. This is an entry or objective level technical position performing specialized animal husbandry performed under the general supervision of the area Laboratory Technical Support Supervisor with oversight and guidance by advanced workers.

The incumbent is expected to: practice health and safety rules and precautions necessary to maintain animal health by following 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.

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:
-Physical ability to sit, stand, bend, reach, squat, twist and push carts, bedding, feed bags and equipment up to 50 lbs.
-Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
-Proficient computer skills, emailing, website experience, and experience using Microsoft Excel and Word.

Preferred Qualifications:
-At least 1 year of animal care experience
-Knowledge of acceptable animal husbandry procedures.
-Knowledge of sterile and aseptic cage changing techniques.
-Familiarity with or ability to learn University requirement concerning Responsible Use and Care of Animals in Research and Training and the Guide to the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
-Knowledge of animal health records maintenance and ability to perform animal health checks.

Desired Attributes:
-Planning, organizational and communication skills.
-Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
-Ability to work effectively as a team member

License or Certificate:

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

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

Additional Information:

This recruitment is posted for entry and objective levels. Title level is determined by years of relevant work experience.

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:

Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

This position is considered essential services. Some weekend or holiday work may be required. Final schedule will be determined prior to start date.

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.00 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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

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: Jul 20 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Sep 26 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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