Madison, WI
Apr 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 98240-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Office & Administrative Support, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 98240

Working Title: Grants Assistant

Official Title: UNIV SVC PRG ASSOC(08500)

Hiring Department: A348800-VCRGE/PRIMATE/PRIMATE

FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary: Minimum $15.411

Job 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) at 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 is a challenging administrative position providing research administration assistance to principal investigators, research support staff and administrative staff throughout the WNPRC. Under the general supervision of the Grants Manager/Coordinator (Assoc/Admin Program Spec), this position requires close coordination with the OVCRGE research administration, as well as the Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) office. This position will have editing and review responsibilities for grant and contract documents and required forms, including no-cost extension requests, rebudgeting forms, nondisclosure agreements, confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, and carry-over requests, as well as fee-for-service agreements.

This is a key service-oriented position within the WNPRC Administrative Services team that requires a high degree of initiative and individual judgment. Additionally, this position requires detailed tasks to be performed efficiently and often simultaneously. The successful candidate must be able to relate well, communicate well, listen well, and follow through. Previous experience working in an academic research environment, especially in a research center, highly desirable.

Requirements: -The WNPRC is a tuberculosis free environment.
-Valid driver's license and ability to receive approval of the "UW-Madison Faculty and Staff Vehicle Use Agreement" required.
-Must have the physical ability to lift up to 40 pounds and to sit, stand, bend, reach, squat, twish and push.

Schedule Comment: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Final schedule negotiable, as there is flexibility with start time between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

Contact: Samantha Block
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: $15.42 is the minimum of the range. Pay will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.

You will be asked to provide a cover letter, resume and three professional references. In your application materials, please be sure to describe or provide evidence of your experience in the following areas:

-computer skills, specifically experience with Microsoft Word & Excel and database management;
-experience working with highly sensitive and confidential information, highlighting the type of information and work setting;
-experience with general office equipment and operations;
-experience filing and maintaining complex records, highlighting the type of records and work setting.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period 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: 30 Nov 2016 Central Standard Time

Application Close: 24 Apr 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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