This position will perform Animal Technician duties with increasing levels of independence at the School of Veterinary Medicine's Animal Resource Center (ARC). The ARC is a large, complex research and instructional animal facility housing a wide variety of species (including, but not limited to: cows, goats, sheep, mice, rats, pigs, ponies, calves, gerbils, rabbits, cats, dogs, groud squirrels, parrots, snakes and iguanas, colonies of transgenic mice and rats, and varied wildlife). The ARC consists of four separate animal holding facilities accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal care International (AALAC). These facilities are located in West Madison and on the Downtown Campus. All animal care is provided in accordance with SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures), "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals". Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching and research/instructional protocols.
The incumbent maintians accredidation standarts, provides for the physical well being of research and insturctional animals (both small and large animals), and performs tasks in animal areas involving record keeping, cleaning, feeding, and general care. Position requires the ablity to work with all species of animals and the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds on a regular basis. Employee will be able to work cooperatively with the supervisor and higher level Animal Technicians and be willing and able to recieve and follow insturctions as necessary. Participates in educational advancement programs requrired by employer. The incumbent is expected to: practice health and safety rules and precautions necessary to maintain animal helath by following written rules and insturctions regarding safety procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and observe standard operation 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. This position will also be rquired to work in Bio-safety level 2/3 and Bio-Safety Select Agent Level 3 areas. Maintaining clearance through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), UW- Madison Safety Department, and UW- Madison SVM's Dean office for these areas is required. Employee will be required to participate (on a rotational basis) in weekend and holiday coverage. This position functions under the limited supervision of a Laboratory Animal Supervisor.
English Proficiency Required - This position requires one or more of the following abilities: ability to speak, read, write, and/or understand verbal instructions in English