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Agreement and Contract Negotiator

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 243385-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contract Administration (Pre-Award)

Job Summary:

This position is a member of the CALS Research Division whose mission is to facilitate research in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, striving to help Investigators meet compliance regulations and to foster the ethical stewardship of research funds and sponsor expectations. The Research Division has administrative responsibility for all aspects of extramural research support in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

This position advises and supports pre-award sponsored research activities for faculty and staff in CALS, including but not limited to proposal development and preparation, private sector industry agreements, fee-for service agreements, and non-funded agreements (e.g., material transfer and non-disclosure agreements). In collaboration with CALS faculty, staff, and departments and Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP), this position will also process and facilitate award negotiations and setup.

Activities require interacting directly with investigators, faculty/staff, departments/centers, campus administrators, and sponsors/agencies in preparation, submission, and negotiation of grant and contract proposals and agreements.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

About the Job:

Agreement & Contract Negotiator (SC020)

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


Bachelor's Degree, Preferred


-Minimum two years of research or sponsored programs administration experience required.
-JD Preferred
-Experience with drafting, negotiating and interpreting contracts and agreements that support sponsored research activities; working with federal and non-federal sponsors/agencies, including state agencies, institutions of higher education, and private industry; basic knowledge of budgetary, regulatory, and compliance requirements desired.
-Ability to work effectively with UW faculty and staff; administrators at partnering universities/institutions; federal/non-federal sponsors; private industry; and contracting officers.
-Skills required: effective oral and written communication; flexibility in accepting work assignments; ability to meet deadlines and prioritize workload; independent problem solving and analytical abilities; comprehensive working knowledge of computing environments/software; and strengths in organization, multi-tasking, reasoning/logic, mathematics, and training.
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.

Additional Information:

-A period of evaluation will be required
-A criminal background check will be required



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the `' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. Additionally, you will provide the contact information for 3 professional references.


Justin Cave
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Agreement&Contract Negotiator(SC020)

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:

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).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Oct 15 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Nov 8 2021 11:55 PM Central Standard Time

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