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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 222188-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

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

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:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Ability to work effectively as a team member required. Requires ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. on a regular basis.

Additional Information:

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.



Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm (30-minute lunch break), with holiday and weekend rotations.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload your resume and cover letter and provide three references within the application process. For maximum consideration your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications.


Tami Flock
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:


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 in Spring 2020. 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.

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