Job no: 235929-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research, Scientific, Project Management

Position Summary:

This administrative management position is expected to provide operational oversight and project management for the National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison (NMRFAM) at the University of Wisconsin Department of Biochemistry. NMRFAM is a resource that aims to expand the frontiers of biomolecular NMR spectroscopy in solution and the solid state, to ease access for scientists to
state-of-the-art spectroscopic methods, and to disseminate technologies broadly to the user community. The position is an integral part of the NMRFAM management team. The facility is funded by the University, the Department of Biochemistry, and a federal grant awarded to the Principal Investigator (PI) from the National Institute of Health (NIH). Several additional grants to support facility operations and development are pending at the NIH and the National Science Foundation (NSF). This position coordinates, oversees, and manages budgets and expenditures, construction and development of new NMRFAM instruments and capabilities, and progress toward the unique goals of multiple large facility grants. This position will supervise and support research center personnel and the development of lab infrastructure to support research center users. The position will also coordinate with UW-Madison finance, procurement, and grants management personnel, other national NMR centers, and NIH and other extramural funding agency program officials.

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:

B.S. degree required; M.S. or Ph.D. preferred; in Biochemistry, Physical Science, Engineering or related discipline.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least two years of experience in management of large-scale, technically complex scientific projects. Demonstrated experience in project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring/controlling, and closing is required.

Ideally, the incumbent will have:
-Experience with federal grant agencies and policies, as well as university administrative rules and regulations.
-Experience in leadership and management of teams of scientists, engineers and technicians in a large collaborative environment, and excellent personnel management skills.
-Experience in interacting with and coordinating resource access for multiple research groups.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to translate highly technical scientific documents and information.
-Experience in design and implementation of systems for evaluating project progress using Earned Value Management and experience with project management software or a willingness to learn these skills.
-Experience in the management of high-value contracts is preferred.
-Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred.

The successful candidate will work to continuously improve the organizational framework to ensure that all deadlines are met and be a leader in our risk management efforts to anticipate and mitigate potential problems.

Additional Information:

Prefix will be determined at time of hire based on relevant experience. Prefixes will have the following minimum salaries:
Assistant: $60,000
Associate: $70,000

The University and Madison offer a thriving environment with ready access to cultural activities, outdoor pursuits, and stimulating neighbors and colleagues. UW-Madison and the Department of Biochemistry are committed to further increasing the diversity of the campus community, programs, and curricula.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Department of Biochemistry and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences are committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity in cutting-edge research, education, and service to society. These values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching environment for all students, faculty, and staff.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the "" button. Applicants will be asked to upload a
current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing relevant experience, training and education for this position. Applicants are prompted to provide three professional references. References should include the contact's name, telephone number, email address, and relationship to the applicant.


Stefanie Lannoye
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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: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

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. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

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: Jun 16 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jun 30 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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