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ANIMAL RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

Apply now Job no: 231520-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:SMPH/SMPH RES SUPP/LAR
Location: Madison
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

This position will function independently and be knowledgeable in rodent handling and rodent research techniques. This position will be responsible for performing routine animal husbandry tasks and assisting with mouse colony/breeding procedures for the Biomedical Research Model Services (BRMS) Mouse Breeding Colony. These duties include general animal husbandry, feeding and watering animals, monitoring animal room environments, cleaning primary and secondary enclosures, receiving animals, transporting animals, restraining and handling animals, reporting sick and injured animals, general facility maintenance and housekeeping. ART positions interact with investigators and veterinary staff as required. Other duties to be assigned by the supervisor.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

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:

Required Qualifications:
-At least 1 year of animal care experience
-Physical ability to sit, stand, bend, reach, squat, twist and push carts, bedding, feed bags and equipment up to 50 lbs.
-Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
-Planning, organizational and communication skills.
-Proficient computer skills, experience with Excel and Microsoft word.
-Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Knowledge of acceptable animal husbandry procedures.
-Familiarity with or ability to learn University requirement concerning Responsible Use and Care of Animals in Research and Training and the Guide to the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
-Knowledge of animal health records maintenance and ability to perform animal health checks.
-Knowledge of micro-isolator techniques and associated contamination control and sanitation.
-Knowledge of data entry for breeding and research study records.
-Ability to work in a complex mouse colony with many difficult strains of genetically modified mice while paying special attention to details on mouse identification cards and record keeping. Proper identification of mice is essential.

License or Certificate:

American Association for Laboratory Animals Science (AALAS) Certification at the Assistant Laboratory Technician (ALAT) or Laboratory Animals Technologist (ALAT) level preferred.

Must possess a valid driver's license that meets standards of UW Risk Management in order to operate University vehicles.

Additional Information:

This recruitment is posted for entry and objective levels. Title level is determined by years of relevant work experience.

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "List of Duties" link.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.

Department(s):

A535005-MEDICAL SCHOOL/SMPH RES SUPP/LAR

Work Schedule:

Regularly scheduled hours of 7am - 3:30pm and will include weekend work. Holiday hours required. Final schedule will be determined prior to start date

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "Apply Now" to start the application process. You will be required to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. Your cover letter should highlight your experience and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for maximum consideration.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Contact:

Joy Benz
joy.benz@wisc.edu
608-263-9870
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:

ANIMAL RESEARCH TECH(46071) or ANIM RESEARCH TECH OB(46072)

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:

231520-US

  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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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 Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

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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