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Apply now Job no: 102614-FTF
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Research, Scientific

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University Staff-Fixed Term Finite

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This is a Terminal appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $12.12

Job Summary:

This position is an entry-level Animal Research Technician (ART). This position will work with our training unit and experienced staff to learn the tasks to be performed, including but not limited to nonhuman primate handling and care techniques, utilizing standard safety practices and precautions, and recognizing nonhuman primate behavior considered symptomatic of an illness or injury.

The incumbent will undergo extensive training to obtain proficiency in the care of nonhuman primates. Upon completion of training, the incumbent will be expected to perform these tasks under limited supervision. The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is a tuberculosis-free environment.

Additional Requirements:

-Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a frequent basis.
-Physical ability to lift, sit, stand, bend, reach, squat, twist and push to safely handle and care for the nonhuman primates.
-American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification at the Assistant Laboratory AnimalTechnician (ALAT) or Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level preferred.
-Must be TB negative.
-Applicant will be required to have a measles titer within the first week of employment. Depending on the results of the blood test, applicant may need to be immunized.
-Allergies to animals must be controlled by medication.
-Criminal background check is required.
-Must possess a valid driver's license that meets standards of UW Risk Management in order to operate WNPRC vehicles.

Schedule Comment:

Work hours are 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Job includes a 5-day work week with weekend and holiday work required. Schedule will be Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday. Possibility exists that schedule will include both weekend days and may require mandatory overtime.


Caitlin Milnthorpe
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. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" to start the application process.

To apply, you will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications as they relate to this position. In addition, you will be asked to provide three references within the application process.

Please address the following information in your application materials:

-describe or provide evidence of your experience working with sanitization equipment or chemicals
-describe or provide evidence of your experience following and maintaining schedules, also addressing the work environment
-describe or provide evidence of your experience following standard operating procedures, also addressing the work environment
-describe or provide evidence of your experience working with computer programs and systems, specifically addressing the programs or systems used

This recruitment will continue to be used to fill multiple Animal Research Technician vacancies at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center.

The possibility exists that these appointments may be extended or turned into an ongoing position(s).

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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