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JOB NO.: 93904-LI

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Management/Supervisory, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Limited

Position Vacancy ID: 93904-LI

Working Title: Assistant Director of Business Services - Research

Official Title: ASST DIR, BUS SERV/M(J96LM)


FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 14, 2018

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $101,975 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required, preferably in the field of business, biological science or healthcare. Masters preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least six years of progressively responsible experience managing complex, multidisciplinary research studies in an academic healthcare setting, as well as an in-depth understanding of academic medicine's multiple missions of education, research, clinical and community service is required. Prior involvement with pre and post award research administration oversight, proposal development, budget planning and preparation, automated financial systems, and administrative management of basic science and large and complex clinical research programs a necessity. This position also requires strong skills in leadership, financial management, physician relations, oral/written communication, team building, collaboration, decision-making and staff development skills, as well as the ability to operate in high-pressure situations. Candidates must also demonstrate a high degree of initiative, and understanding of operational efficiencies, cost containment and strategic planning.

A criminal and/or caregiver background check will be conducted.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Assistant Administrator, Research Administration will manage the Department of Surgery (DOS) basic science, clinical, surgical outcomes, translational, education and global health research administration operations. The DOS places research as a fundamental pillar in its academic mission and strategic plan and over 80% of faculty members in the Department are engaged in funded research. The DOS has been in the top 10 of NIH rankings of Surgery Departments for the past six years, with a rolling 3-year average of $18M in total research funding. The large portfolio includes NIH, DOD, PCORI, foundation, society, association, and industrial funding, with strengths in training grants (6 individual fellowships, 4 T32's, Doris Duke High School, and T35 Medical Student), clinical trials, Transplant (U01 with management of $1M Opportunities Pool), Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research (WiSOR), and Otolaryngology. It is crucial that the myriad of policies, procedures, and overall best practices are followed in order to maximize success and maintain an edge in this extremely competitive environment.

The Assistant Administrator oversees a mature infrastructure to support research including Preaward (6 FTE), Clinical Research (9 FTE), Compliance (4 FTE), Biostatistics (7 FTE), WiSOR (4 FTE), medical editing (1.5 FTE), Histology, Microsurgery and Lab Management (1.5 FTE). The Assistant Administrator reports as part of a dyad team to the Administrator and Vice Chair of Research and serves as a member of the department's administrative leadership team.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:


Cory Reithmeyer
[email protected]
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 apply through the Apply Now button. You will be asked to submit a Cover Letter and Resume.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

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

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Advertised: Apr 11 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: May 9 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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Posted: 4/12/2018
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