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Apply now Job no: 98764-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The large animal research facilities at UW-Madison play a central role in supporting (1) innovative, translational agricultural and biomedical research and (2) hands-on education and training of students. The large animal program seeks a highly-motivated, highly-organized and innovative facility manager to oversee a key facility and its daily operations, and to expand the capabilities and roles of the facility to support the future trajectory of research and teaching at UW-Madison. The facility manager will also play a critical role in creating and implementing operational and fiscal models that ensure future self-sustainability of the facility.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

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:

B.S. or higher in Animal Sciences or related field. M.S. preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

More than 2 years of related experience required, 3-5 years experience managing a large animal facility preferred.

Required experience includes:
- Experience in swine, cattle and goat/sheep husbandry.
- Knowledge of animal health and experience in monitoring health status.
- Knowledge of livestock animal nutrition and feed formulation.
- Personnel management, training and supervision experience.
- Budget development and/or management experience.
- Experience in facility maintenance.
- Knowledge of agricultural and biomedical animal regulatory guidelines/policies (such as USDA, OLAW, AWA, AAALAC, IACUC).
- Excellence in interpersonal communication, and presentation skills.
- Proficiency in standard computing software (including scheduling, word-processing and spreadsheet)

Preferred additional experience includes:
- Experience in livestock herd management.
- Experience in in horses, poultry and rodent species husbandry.
- Experience in biomedical use of livestock species.
- GLP or GMP record-keeping experience.
- Proficiency in database software (e.g., MS Access, FileMaker).
- Experience in teaching, training or mentoring of students.

License or Certificate:

Employee will be expected to take any courses necessary to be certified in animal care

Additional Information:

Must be able to lift 50 pounds.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,286 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Begin the online application process by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Applicants are asked to upload a cover letter outlining your experience as related to the position as well as a current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume. You will be directed to a reference form within the application.


Debra Schneider
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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  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:

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.

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