Madison, WI
Mar 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90007-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Office & Administrative Support, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90007-AS

Working Title: Grants Coordinator


Hiring Department: A348800-VCRGE/PRIMATE/PRIMATE

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary: Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization: BA or BS required, Master's degree desirable. Bachelor's degree in biological or physical science or in business administration preferred but will consider degrees in other fields.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience: A minimum of two years of substantial involvement in research or sponsored programs administration either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funding organization is preferred. UW experience is a plus, as is familiarity with cost accounting principles. This position requires proven administrative capabilities; knowledge of research and sponsored programs, proposal preparation and electronic submission process; knowledge of post-award administration; and strong verbal and written communication skills. National Institues of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) experience and demonstrated professional commitment either through relevant professional organizations or publications required. Familiarity with Federal agencies and the mechanics of said agencies a plus. Experience with grant-making Foundations a plus. Demonstrated commitment to working in a collaborative environment required. 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. The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of initiative, flexibility, and personal accountability; a successful record of project administration; ability to plan for and meet strict deadlines while being able to incorporate new challenges; and an understanding of state and university administrative policies. This position requires a significant degree of organization, and interaction with research faculty, staff, students, campus administrative departments, Deans, grantee organizations, and federal and non-federal research sponsors; and, therefore, requires excellent interpersonal skills.

License or certificate: Certification as a Sponsored Research Administrator by the Research Administrators Certification Council desirable.

Position Summary: The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is one of seven federally supported National Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest. 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 has strong, long-established research and teaching links to the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), the College of Letters and Science (L&S), the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), and the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM).

This position works closely with the Assistant Director of Operational Services and with WNPRC Principal Investigators (PIs) to support sponsored research through 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. In addition, this position assists in the financial management of the WNPRC research service units, including developing and applying cost allocation methodologies. This requires that the person gain knowledge of the many research areas of the WNPRC. 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.

Additional Information: -Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
-Criminal background check is required.
-Must be TB negative.
-A measles titer will be required.
-Must possess a valid driver's license that meets standards of UW Risk Management in order to operate WNPRC vehicles.

Contact: Caitlin Milnthorpe
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. )

Instructions to applicants: Please click "Apply Now" to begin the application process. Please upload a cover letter and current resume, highlighting your experience as it relates to this position. Documents in PDF format are preferred. In addition, you will be asked to provide 3 professional references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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.

Advertised: 15 Mar 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 14 Apr 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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