Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 231323-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The primary role of this position is to support members of the Department of Surgery engaged in sponsored research or other sponsored activities (such as training grants) through professional administrative activities to maintain and build on the vibrant and expanding Surgery research portfolio. This includes advising and assisting faculty and academic staff in developing and submitting grant applications, contract proposals, progress and final reports (and related budgets for all); keeping faculty and appropriate staff apprised of status of grants, current contract or grant policies, regulations and guidelines made by granting agencies (especially NIH) and campus research offices; acting as liaison between principal investigators (PIs) and granting agencies (including electronic research administration/ERA issues), University offices, etc.; and meeting with faculty and academic staff to identify research interests and to develop funding strategies and plans. This position also requires a thorough knowledge of grant proposal development (including related budget development and maintenance issues), the conduct of research and administration of research activity, and highly effective communication, organizational, and motivational skills. The ideal incumbent will embrace personal accountability to meet critical deadlines and take initiative to support Surgery research goals.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in 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.

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:

Bachelor's degree required. Bachelor's degree in health administration, biological sciences, social sciences, business, or related field is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Previous experience in research and grant activities is required.
- Experience preferably in medical, research, or educational setting.
- Knowledge of NIH and other federal and university regulations for the conduct of research preferred.
- Grant administration experience preferred.
- Three years of substantial involvement or familiarity in research, sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization, or the equivalent in a self-funding organization is preferred.

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

Additional Information:

- Ability to manage many detailed projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
- Must have strong analytical skills and possess the ability to write and communicate effectively.
- Strong computer skills, especially with Microsoft software.
- Ability and interest in working in a positive team-focused environment.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 80% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $46,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please select "" to upload your cover letter and resume. Please address how you meet the "Degree Specialization" and "Minimum Years and Relevant Work Experience" in your application materials.


Cory Reithmeyer
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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.

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:

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 in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

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: Feb 12 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Feb 26 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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