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Psychology: Animal Care Manager

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Part Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Animal Care Technician III
  • Job ID: #20280
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Psychology: Animal Care Manager


POSITION: The Department of Psychology is searching for a university staff position to provide support and care for rodent models used in the research programs of faculty members in the department. This is a 60% year-round position with negotiable flexibility in the weekly schedule. This appointment is expected to begin in the 2023/2024 spring semester, January 2nd, 2024, or sooner.

MINIMUM and PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: H.S. Diploma or equivalent education and experience is required. Applicants must also exhibit a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusivity. Previous work with small live animals (vertebrates) in a research or educational setting is preferred. Preferred qualifications also include excellent organizational and communication skills, a strong work ethic, ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty and staff; and the physical ability to stand for long periods of time and lift at least 50lbs.

DUTIES: Performs routine duties associated with basic rodent husbandry care. Washing, drying and preparation of animal cages according to prescribed standards. Filling food and water bottles and transferring animals to clean cages. Maintaining inventory of lab items and storing food and supplies in an orderly manner. Maintaining cage cards, animal histories, and other records as required. Observing animals as assigned to assess health and environmental conditions. Sweeping and/or mopping of floor to maintain cleanliness of animal room and prep areas. Performing minor repairs or routine maintenance of caging, racks, equipment as needed, or miscellaneous related duties as assigned. The use of animals in research and teaching occurs under strict guidelines. As such, the animal care manager will be required to complete formal training to remain in compliance with said guidelines or as deemed appropriate by faculty members. Training related to all duties will be provided by faculty members in the department.

DEPARTMENT: Eighteen full-time faculty members and one full-time and six part-time academic instructors in the Psychology Department represent a broad range of specialty areas including Liberal Arts, Neuroscience, Behavior Analysis, and an accredited School Psychology graduate program. We serve more than 760 undergraduate psychology students, 220 declared minors and over 30 graduate students. University startup funds, student-faculty collaborative research funds, laboratory space, and departmental faculty travel funds are available. For more details, visit our department website at

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site:  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."  Click the link to the Psychology: Animal Care Manager position (Job ID # 20280) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed.  Please upload a single PDF that contains the following:

  • Letter of application including statement on of interest and experience
  • Resume
  • Unofficial school transcript(s)
  • Names and contact information for three references.

For questions related to this position, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Goodman at

To ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by 11/17/2023. However, screening will continue until the position is filled. 

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to 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. §. 19.36(7).

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