Veterinarian, University of Wisconsin–Madison Vice Chancellor for Research/Wisconsin National Primate Research Center

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Position: Veterinarian
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Category: Animal Care Services
  • Employment Type: Onsite
  • Employment Type: Staff-Full Time
      • Job Number: 293559-AS
      • Job Summary:

      Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) veterinarians provide daily clinical care to our large population of Old World (rhesus and cynomolgus macaques) and New World (common marmosets) monkeys and research support to scientists performing biomedical and behavioral research.

      WNPRC veterinarians have the opportunity to utilize cutting edge clinical and surgical techniques and equipment to provide exemplary care to captive nonhuman primates. The WNPRC houses nonhuman primates across three locations: the central location in the heart of the UW campus in downtown Madison, the WIMR facility located near the UW Hospital, and the Blue Mounds Quarantine (BMQ) facility located 30 minutes southwest of Madison.

      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.
      • 10% Designs and implements animal care programs of preventive medicine for designated individual animals and colonies
      • 20% Conducts physical exams, diagnoses medical conditions, treats injuries and diseases, and provides surgical and post-operative care for animals in various environments
      • 10% 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
      • 20% Supervises, mentors, and works side-by-side with veterinary technicians dedicated to the support of sophisticated anesthetic and/or surgical procedures
      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
      DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited school of Veterinary Medicine, or successful completion of ECFVGprogram.


      At least one year of experience as a Veterinarian strongly preferred. Prior supervisory experience preferred. Prior experience with nonhuman primates in a research setting preferred.


      Wisconsin Veterinary License

      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:



      ANNUAL (12 months)

      Additional Information:

      The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is one of seven federally supported National Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest. WNPRC's mission is to increase the understanding of basic primate biology and to improve human health and quality of life through research. To accomplish this, the WNPRC helps discover treatments, preventions and cures for human disease; generates new knowledge of primate biology, from the molecular and whole animal levels to the understanding of primate ecosystems; facilitates research progress by providing expertise, resources and training to scientists worldwide; and collects primate information and disseminates to the research community and to the public. Based in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the WNPRC is committed to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities through research.

      * Required on-call duties will include weekend, evening and holiday work.
      * Applicant must be comfortable working with nonhuman primates, infectious diseases, and chemicals/medications in a medical research setting, and wearing various required personal protective equipment (PPE).
      * Must be TB negative.
      * Allergies to animals must be controlled by medication.
      * Applicant will be required to have a measles titer within the first week of employment. Depending on the results of the blood test, applicant may need to be immunized.
      * Must possess a valid driver's license that meets standards of UW Risk Management in order to operate WNPRC vehicles.
      * Criminal background check is required.

      **Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

      How to Apply:

      We are eager to learn more about how your experience and passion may align with this position. Please submit a cover letter summarizing your related work experience and a resume/C.V. detailing your educational and professional background. Please keep in mind that applicants need to articulate all required qualifications in their cover letter and/or resume. The application reviewers will be relying on written application materials to determine who may be invited to interview.

      Applicants will also be asked to provide 5 professional references, including phone and email addresses. We will not contact your current supervisor without advance notice.


      Rachael Buss
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      Official Title:




      Employment Class:

      Academic Staff-Renewable

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      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).

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