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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: 262943-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic or Instructional Technology and Instructional Design

Job Summary:

The Training Coordinator helps to develop, manage, and deliver the UW-Madison research animal training program. A successful candidate must demonstrate adaptability, proficiency, and patience in leading hands-on training sessions for a wide range of species, such as: mice, rats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, cats, dogs, cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, and aquatics. This includes the ability to teach basic surgery techniques, such as: anesthesia, aseptic technique, tissue handling, and wound closure.
Additional responsibilities include tracking and documentation of training and collaborating effectively with research staff to develop training materials.

Responsibilities: Designs, develops, and enhances instructional activities, programs, and curricula. Applies learning theory and instructional design models in the consultation, selection, and application of educational methodologies and technologies.
  • 10% Designs and develops engaging, effective learning experiences which may be face-to-face, blended, and/or online
  • 10% Designs, develops, organizes, maintains, and consults on instructional materials, activities, curricula, and assessment resources in accordance with current pedagogical practices, cognitive/learning science, and design tools and methods
  • 10% Researches, designs, and/or acquires learning resources, technologies, materials, and/or processes to support learning
  • 50% Provides training and technical support directly to learners in settings such as classrooms, labs, clinics, and distance learning mediums
  • 5% Provides consultation, training, and/or support for learning technology tools and platforms
  • 5% Analyzes, tests, troubleshoots, resolves issues, and provides feedback regarding learning technologies
  • 5% Collects, organizes, interprets, and disseminates data to identify instructional program needs and enhance effectiveness
  • 5% Designs, develops, or recommends multimedia learning materials. Facilitates communications with multimedia service providers to ensure instructional needs are met
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


Bachelor's Degree


-- Minimum of 2 years relevant hands-on animal experience in a work or classroom setting
-- Teaching and/or training experience
-- Comfort with public speaking 
-- Must be able to communicate professionally and effectively in both written and oral formats.

-- Proficiency in animal handling and blood collection techniques for common laboratory and agricultural species
-- Knowledge of the behavior, biology and husbandry of laboratory and agricultural animal species
-- Surgical knowledge and experience in anesthesia, aseptic technique, tissue handling, wound closure
-- Excellent computer skills
-- Experience with an LMS or another system for documenting and tracking training completion
-- Ability to work in a highly collaborative and flexible team environment
-- Curriculum development or educational program management

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 work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $52,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
The expected pay range for this position is 52,000 to 64,000 annually depending 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.

Additional Information:

Successful applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship, on or before the effective date of appointment. The Training Coordinator must be able to comply with entry requirements for specialized animal facilities including, but not limited to health screening, periodic tuberculosis testing, vaccinations, and have the ability to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)(e.g. mask, respirator, etc.) as required by SOPs or policies.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to submit a resume and cover letter that describes your qualifications as they relate to the position.


Tambrey Dinges
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Official Title:

Teach, Learn, & Tech Spec II(TL004)



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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