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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 261955-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Teaching and Research Animal Care

Job Summary:

The mission of the Center for Biomedical Swine Research and Innovation (CBSRI) is to innovate and accelerate the discovery and development of therapies and technologies that change human lives. CBSRI creates, validates, and utilizes porcine biomedical models to translate benchtop research into clinically relevant solutions. CBSRI is seeking an enthusiastic Research Veterinarian to lead the Procedural Core of the center's operations with biomedical swine. Working with a dynamic team of faculty, staff and students, the Research Veterinarian will manage and participate in the day-to-day research activities of the Procedural Core, including developing anesthesia and surgical approaches, neonatal care, and novel research techniques for use in porcine models. The Research Veterinarian will also collaborate with clinical veterinarians, anesthesiologists and veterinary technicians who oversee the university's overall research animal program, as well as with experts in swine reproduction, husbandry, and welfare. We are looking for an individual who has a hands-on approach to problem-solving, strong leadership skills and the drive to build close-knit and enthusiastic teams to do great things.

CBSRI encompasses one of the nation's top biomedical swine programs with outstanding infrastructure, research experts, and resources. We are committed to an inclusive, team-centered environment in which all team members share the goal of excellence in research and animal welfare. Our multi-disciplinary center is a partnership between the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and the UW Biotechnology Center, working in collaboration with several other centers and units across the UW-Madison campus from biotechnology to state-of-the-art medical imaging. UW has four animal facilities in which swine are housed, including a 1,500 pig capacity breeding facility.

Primary duties of this position include:
- Performing experimental procedures, anesthesia support and post-operative care for swine
- Providing support for porcine reproductive cloning and neonatal care
- Development of novel surgical or procedural approaches
- Consulting on procedural planning and protocol development
- Supervision and training of procedural team members
- Oversee coordination of project timeline and staff support
- Oversee compliance, including: animal/biosafety protocol adherence, medical records and controlled drug use
- Providing consultation or contributing to grant proposals and scientific manuscripts

Some after-hours and weekend work will be required. Travel between the various UW animal facilities is required. Must provide own transportation or a valid driver's license and eligibility for Car Fleet usage is necessary.

SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.

Responsibilities: Provides professional veterinary care to animals in research colonies, designs and implements programs, and provides expert guidance to research staff and animal care/use committees to support the wellbeing of research animals. Trains research staff on animal care principals, and may instruct or lecture students to promote safe and effective animal care principals.
  • 40% Conducts physical exams, diagnoses medical conditions, treats injuries and diseases, and provides surgical and post-operative care for animals in various environments
  • 5% Documents medical procedures and activity, disseminates information, and makes medical recommendations based on results
  • 20% Serves as a subject matter expert, consultant, and unit liaison to internal and external stakeholders and leadership regarding research protocols
  • 10% Assists in the development and review of protocols, operating policies and procedures, and grant applications as needed
  • 10% Develops and facilitates trainings, educational courses, and affiliated materials to staff and students on animal care methodologies and processes
  • 10% Oversees coordination of project timelines and staffing, and communicates needs to center leadership
  • 5% Collaborates with the clinical veterinarians in the animal research program on clinical care and biosecurity for swine
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


Terminal Degree
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DMV) required


Minimum Qualifications
- Experience with large animal anesthesia
- Experience with biomedical research
- Must be able to obtain clearance to work with select agents

Preferred Qualifications
- Hands-on experience with swine, including animal handling, injections, blood collection, surgical procedures, and anesthesia support
- Experience with supervision and/or training staff in clinical procedures
- 2+ years of experience in biomedical animal research
- Board eligibility or certification in swine clinical specialty is highly desirable

- Excellent written and oral communication
- Team leader, with a desire to train and teach
- Ability to work collaboratively on large, multi-disciplinary projects
- Flexibility to work with a variety of personalities and work-styles
- Highly-organized and detail-oriented


Wisconsin Veterinary License
Incumbent must be eligible to obtain Wisconsin veterinary licensure.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires most work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Workplace flexibility may allow for occasional remote work, details of which will be discussed upon hire.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $120,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The starting salary for the position is $120,000 but is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at (

Additional Information:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.

Travel is required. Must provide own transportation or a valid driver's license and eligibility for Car Fleet usage is necessary.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. Please ensure that your materials address how you meet the qualifications for this position.

You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including your current/most recent supervisor during the application process. References will not be contacted without prior notice.


Kelly Beall
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Official Title:




Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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:

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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