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ANIMAL CARE SUPERVISOR

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 262973-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department:L&S/INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY
Location: Madison
Categories: Teaching and Research Animal Care

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the College of Letters and Science Animal Program Director, the Animal Care Supervisor is responsible for supervising the operations of multiple small animal varieties. The successful applicant will perform a wide range of duties relating to the care of research animals and maintenance of animal facilities. These duties include performance of animal care duties and participation in weekend/holiday rotations as needed.

Responsibilities: Supervises Animal Care Technicians in animal care procedures and/or performs animal care duties as needed to ensure compliance with animal care regulations, and works collaboratively with partners to support research and instruction.
  • 30% Oversees animal care operations, reporting animal health and welfare concerns to veterinary staff and reporting any equipment failure or facilities problems to the appropriate staff members
  • 5% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • 20% Trains animal care and research staff in appropriate practices and standard operating procedures, and schedules employees to ensure proper staffing
  • 5% Oversees animal health surveillance programs and coordinates submission of samples with diagnostic labs
  • 10% Ensures proper stock of animal care items, annual certification of HEPA filtered equipment, and hazardous material signage throughout the lab
  • 5% Administers all university and government policies related to animal care operations and reports matters of research non-compliance to the appropriate authorities
  • 15% Performs duties of Animal Care Technicians such as maintenance and oversight of animal health, performance of tests, animal husbandry, and animal biosafety as needed
  • 5% Prepares, completes, audits, and documents animal care procedures, assessments, and medication administration according to established research protocols, rules and regulations
  • 5% Serves as the subject matter expert to unit leadership regarding unit operations and functions
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

Education:

Preferred
Associate's Degree

Qualifications:

Required:
-Minimum 3 years of experience working in an animal care/research setting providing for the care of animal colonies
-Knowledge of animal research regulatory requirements
-Experience supporting department/laboratory research
-Ability to learn husbandry techniques for various research species and train personnel in their care
-Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
-Commitment to fostering a respectful, effective, and collegial work environment through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred:
-Prior experience managing/supervising animal care staff
-American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification

The position requires an individual with strong communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to make decisions regarding animal husbandry and daily staffing to ensure compliance with animal care regulations. The Animal Care Manager is responsible for maintaining appropriate records and providing assistance to principal investigators.

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: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu for the most up-to-date information.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday with some weekends/holidays

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:

Ongoing/Renewable

Salary:

Minimum $22.50 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

Although this position is embedded in the Department of Integrative Biology, the College of Letters and Science (L&S) Animal Program and this position provide support to animal research at the College level. Primarily this support is for the Departments of Integrative Biology and Psychology.

L&S is home to the arts & humanities, the natural, physical, and biological sciences, the social sciences and the computer, data, and information sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with responsibility for approximately 70 departments, centers, and support units. The College employs approximately 800 faculty members, 2650 graduate assistants, 800 academic staff and limited employees, 400 short-term instructional staff (STS), 300 university staff, 75 university staff terminal employees, 175 employees-in-training and more than 1,500 student hourly appointments. A diverse liberal arts community is beneficial and essential to our goal of sustaining a community of free inquiry, in which everyone has a voice. We welcome students, staff, and faculty from across a wide spectrum of society and consider diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our mission. The goal: create a welcoming environment for all. https://ls.wisc.edu/ 

How to Apply:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact: Kurt Stephenson kurt.stephenson@wisc.edu or 608-265-6706.

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the qualifications listed above.

Contact:

Kurt Stephenson
kurt.stephenson@wisc.edu
608-265-6706
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 Care Supervisor(AN007)

Department(s):

A489700-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:

262973-CP

  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/

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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