This position will perform Animal Technician duties with increasing levels of independence at the School of Veterinary Medicines 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, ground 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 (AAALAC). These facilities are located in West Madison and on the Downtown campus. All animal care is provided in accordance with SOPs (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 maintains accreditation standards, provides for the physical well-being of research and instructional animals (both small and large animals), and performs tasks in animal areas involving record keeping, cleaning, feeding, and general care. Position requires the ability 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 receive and follow instructions as necessary. Participates in educational advancement programs required by the employer. The incumbent is expected to: practice health and safety rules and precautions necessary to maintain animal health by following written rules and instructions regarding safety
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A Criminal Background Check Will Be Conducted.
A Probationary Period will be Required.
A valid WI Driver's license will be required.
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
Must be able to obtain select agent BSL3 clearance. Upon hire all SVM ARC employees will require a FBI background check, failure to pass this background check and obtain select agent BSL3 clearance will be an automatic termination of the position.
Must be tuberculosis (TB) negative and submit to periodic TB testing. A chest x-ray will be required to determine if a positive skin test represents an active TB infection.
UW employees working directly with animals are required to complete an Animal Contact Risk Questionnaire (ACRQ) failure of this questionnaire from University Health Services (UHS) would be an automatic termination of this position.