Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 237107-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Office & Administrative Support

Position Summary:

This position works closely with WNPRC Grants Managers and with WNPRC Principal Investigators (PIs) to support sponsored research through the entire grant life-cycle - all pre-award and post-award activities for all federal and non-federal funded programs including all subawards and subcontracts. The current funding portfolio includes approximately $40 million from federal, state, and private agencies. The incumbent will facilitate the development of funding strategies, promote opportunities for external support, develop interdisciplinary and consortium research projects and represent the Center in negotiations with extramural sponsors. This position requires the ability to maintain outstanding communication and interaction with the UW-Madison's OVCRGE and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP), as well as with the various other schools, colleges, and home departments of WNPRC faculty.

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:

BA or BS required. Bachelor's degree in business administration or biological or physical science preferred. Will consider degrees in other fields in combination with work experience.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Well-qualified applicants will have the following experience:

* A minimum of two years of substantial involvement in research or sponsored programs administration; minimum of two years exclusive experience in sponsored programs administration at the no-prefix level (Grants Manager).
* Proven administrative capabilities; knowledge of research and sponsored programs; and strong verbal and written communication skills.
* Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word and with database management tools, and have the ability to develop complex spreadsheets and grants-related database reports.
* Significant degree of organization, excellent interpersonal skills, and attention to detail.

* UW experience is a plus, as is familiarity with cost accounting principles.
* Experience with proposal preparation and electronic submission process, and knowledge of post-award administration.
* Prior experience navigating UW-Madison electronic research administration tools (i.e., WISPER, WISER, Cost Transfer Tool, etc.).
* Working knowledge of effort commitment policies and procedures.

Official title and starting salary will be determined at time of offer, and will be based on previous relevant work experience and qualifications.

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. The 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 and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) 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. To support this commitment, we encourage applications from candidates who hold these same values of diversity and inclusion.

* The WNPRC is a tuberculosis free environment.
* A measles titer will be required.
* Criminal background check is required.
* Pay rate will be negotiated based on prior experience.
* Anticipated start date to be determined.
* Must possess a valid driver's license that meets standards of UW Risk Management in order to operate WNPRC vehicles.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "" to begin the application process. Please submit a cover letter and resume, referencing PVL 237107. You will also be required to provide five professional references.

Your resume and cover letter should include all relevant education and/or work experience as it relates to this position, where it was performed, if applicable, and should specifically address your experience in research or sponsored programs administration, proficiency with Microsoft Excel and data management, interpreting policy and procedures, providing customer service, and maintaining effective working relationships. Cover letters will be used as a writing sample and to determine the best qualified applicants.


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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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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: .

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: Jul 19 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 9 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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