ANIMAL RESEARCH TECHNICIAN
Apply now Job no: 237666-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Department: SMPH/SMPH RES SUPP/LAR
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal
Care, Veterinary Medicine
Biomedical Research Model Services (BRMS) is based in the School of Medicine
and Public Health (SMPH) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. BRMS
provides animal husbandry, breeding, research services, and operational
support to the UW-Madison animal use researchers. BRMS is seeking an Animal
Research Technician to join their team. Duties include, but are not limited
to, feeding and watering animals, providing a variety of technical support for
complex animal operations, monitoring animal room environments, cleaning
primary and secondary enclosures, receiving animals, transporting animals,
restraining and handling animals, monitoring animal health, reporting sick and
injured animals, general facility maintenance and housekeeping, and cage wash
operations. Animal Research Technician-Entry/Objective interacts with
investigators, UW and veterinary staff, and emergency personnel as required
and communicate with those people effectively via phone, email, and in person.
They also perform all duties in assigned work unit per Standard Operating
Procedures (SOP) and Policies & Procedures for all species in the work unit.
This is an entry or objective level technical position performing specialized
animal husbandry performed under the general supervision of the area
Laboratory Technical Support Supervisor with oversight and guidance by
The incumbent is expected to: practice health and safety rules and precautions
necessary to maintain animal health by following rules and instructions
regarding safety procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
and observe standard operating procedures concerning sanitation, movement of
equipment and materials and waste disposal in order to prevent transfer of
infectious biological organisms or contamination with hazardous chemicals.
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.
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
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.
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
No Degree Required
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work 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.
-Proficient computer skills, emailing, website experience, and experience
using Microsoft Excel and Word.
-At least 1 year of animal care experience
-Knowledge of acceptable animal husbandry procedures.
-Knowledge of sterile and aseptic cage changing techniques.
-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
-Planning, organizational and communication skills.
-Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
-Ability to work effectively as a team member
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.
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
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for
employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the
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Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM.
This position is considered essential services. Some weekend or holiday work
may be required. Final schedule will be determined prior to start date.
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated
campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
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.
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:
800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAYSERVICE for further
ANIMAL RESEARCH TECH(46071) or ANIM RESEARCH TECH OB(46072)
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-
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. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For
more information please visit: https: // hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you
and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual
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.
Applications Open: Jul 20 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 3 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time