Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227634-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Grant, Research, Contract Management

Position Summary:

IRP is a center for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. It is the sole National Poverty Research Center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is a complexly funded unit that oversees over $30 million in federal and non-federal grants and contracts annually.

This position works directly with principal investigators to carry out pre and post award research administrative functions related to sponsored grants, agreements, and award management (proposal preparation through closeout). This position is part of a team that works to provide high quality professional service to IRP staff Researchers and IRP affiliates from a wide variety of departments and disciplines. The position is responsible for following Federal, State, University, Graduate School, and College of Letters & Science policies and procedures, and serving as a key liaison to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP). The position will also work closely with affiliates and other IRP staff to develop project budgets, oversee applications, prepare financial and other reports to funders, manage the financial portfolio of IRP Staff Researchers and IRP affiliates and ensure accuracy in semester and summer pay plans and effort reporting.

Position Duties:

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 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

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelors degree preferred minimum. Bachelors degree in Business, Research Administration, or related field; or Bachelors degree in unrelated field with relevant experience in research administration preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Well-qualified candidates will have the following preferred work experience and skills:
Two or more years of research administration experience, including demonstrated knowledge of and experience with pre- and post-award functions, processes, rules, and regulations in a higher education setting.
Experience with general pre-award processing and/or non-financial compliance (protocols, conflict of interest, effort, research terms & conditions, etc.).
Knowledge of applicable University, State, Federal, and Non-Federal fiscal and administrative rules, regulations, and procedures governing the administration of extramural grants and contracts
Knowledge of, or ability to learn, UW-Madison policies and procedures for administering extramural support
Knowledge of, or ability to learn, electronic research administration forms, procedures, budgeting tools, and submissions through electronic interfaces.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the principles and practices of professional accounting.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work under deadline pressure.
Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with diverse faculty, affiliates, staff, and students, and University and College administration.
Ability to remain highly organized, attend to detail, and manage a wide variety of diverse tasks.
Ability to engage in independent and creative problem solving.

Additional Information:

May occasionally require non-standard hours to meet grant/contract deadlines.

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic this position will be onboarded remotely and will work remotely until otherwise directed. The option to work in office is available, with restrictions.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $44,748 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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 minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.


Nicholas Griffiths
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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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).

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Applications Open: Oct 2 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 26 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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