Unclassified - Animal Care Facility Manager, Sr.

Code: 050 Posted: 07/14/2014

Animal Care Facility Manager-Senior in the Biology Department - 50%
University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Position Location: Southeastern, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applications for an Animal Care Facility Manager, Senior in the Biology Department. This is a 50%, year round position starting in the Fall of 2014.


Coordinates Educational Technology initiatives

  1. Provides guidance in introducing new students to the animal laboratory environment assisting the faculty mentor

  2. Ensures completion of all required processes before granting facility access to new students or staff (e.g. health center evaluation, risk management, online training)

  3. Assists mentoring faculty in teaching and enhancing animal handling and research skills to students

  4. Supervises IACUC protocol compliance in all facilities

  5. Oversees USDA / OLAW compliance in cooperation with the Director of the animal care facility

  6. Ensures proper training in proper euthanasia technics and health evaluation of all faculty, staff and students in cooperation with the veterinarian

  7. Manages the maintenance requirements of the facilities and coordinates with the director and facility management as needed

Oversees animal welfare in the primary Animal Care Facility

Oversees animal welfare in the 1st floor Greenquist satellite animal facility

Oversees animal welfare in the 1st floor Greenquist satellite animal facility

Performs other duties as assigned.

  1. Assist in the supervision of SSS peer mentors/coaches and in the coordination and support of a network of mentors which links upperclass students with mentors in students' chosen professional field of study.

  1. Participate in university activities, including elected and appointed committees, student or campus programs, TRIO professional associations, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Student Support Services.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Knowledge of mammalian animal welfare

  • Familiarity with animal care and use committee procedures and protocols

  • Knowledge of online training modules for animal research

  • Familiarity with federal animal welfare regulations

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse student clientele.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science from an ALA accredited institution.

  • Minimum four (4) years professional experience in animal research

  • Knowledge of animal research / OLAW – USDA regulations

  • Good oral communication skills

  • Experience working with OLAW and the USDA


  • Experience working with vertebrate animals

  • Experience working with rodents

  • Experience teaching animal laboratory techniques

  • Knowledge of CITI or other animal training certification systems

  • Minimum four (4) years professional experience in post-surgical care and animal health assessment

Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Review of Applications Applications received by July 21, 2014are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled.

To Apply Interested candidates should submit the following, preferably in electronic format:

  • A cover letter outlining their qualifications noting experience working with OALW and the USDA

  • Resume or C.V.

  • List of three or more professional references with contact information

Go to: www.careers.wisconsin.edu Click the "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login."

Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

If you have application questions call or email:

Katy Aiello

(262) 595-2744


It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. A criminal background check and degree verification is required prior to starting employment.

About the University:

UW-Parkside is committed to diversity, engagement, access, and academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify strengths and experiences. The University enrolls approximately 5,100 students, many of whom are first generation and nontraditional students. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university's 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.

Contact Name: Katy Aiello

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2744

Contact Email: Katy.Aiello@uwp.edu

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