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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 237553-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Necropsy and Histology Supervisor, the employee will assist the technicians and pathologists in Necropsy and Histology at UW Veterinary Care, UWVC. The position responsibilities require the incumbent to independently perform specialized procedures requiring skill and dexterity. The incumbent must be able to lift a minimum of 50lbs. to a height of 4 feet, and operate a pulley, power hoist, and table band saw. The position works under the supervision of the Histology and Necropsy 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:

H.S. Diploma - Preferred Minimum

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Previous experience with autopsy or necropsy services preferred but not required. Minimum of one year of related technical experience in a laboratory setting strongly preferred.

Additional Information:

1. Knowledge of basic dissection techniques and procedures.
2. Knowledge of necropsy equipment and supplies, and maintaining appropriate supply levels.
3. Knowledge of hygienic cleaning techniques.
4. Ability to follow directions and work efficiently in a high volume setting.
5. Ability to problem solve, work independently, and prioritize tasks according to the needs of the department.
6. Good communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively in a team setting.
7. Knowledge of general specimen processing.
8. Knowledge of chemical solution preparation and laboratory quality control.
9. Knowledge of safety practices and procedures related to lab safety.
10. General computer and word processing skills.
11. Knowledge of preparing simple laboratory solutions.
12. Safety practices and procedures related to safety, i.e. biohazard materials.

UW Veterinary Care offers competitive wages (including night and weekend differential, if applicable), outstanding employee benefits ( ), ample paid time off ( ), and financial support for continuing education and pursuing specialty certification.

The UW-Madison campus and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Madison was named the most bike-friendly city; the Dane County Farmer's Market is one of the largest in the nation; Madison has the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city; Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, and play; and the University is nationally recognized for academics and athletics. Please see the following link for more information:



Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 9AM-6PM, with 1 hour lunch

Potential for some on-call night, weekend, or holiday hours, based on the needs of the hospital.

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:

Begin the online application process by clicking the '' button. Applicants are asked to upload a cover letter outlining your experience as related to the position, current resume, as well as a list of professional references. This position is being posted at two levels. Level and pay are commensurate with experience. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.


Cecilia Escobar Lopez
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:

LAB PREP TECH O(34301) or LAB PREP TECH S(34302)

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 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Sep 6 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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