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Apply now Job no: 91393-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Grant, Research, Contract Management

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Contract Negotiator

Official Title:


Hiring Department:




Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 16, 2017


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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

Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor's Degree is required. JD is desirable.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

1. Excellent written and oral communication techniques.
2. Ability to think critically.
3. Independent decision making.
4. Comfortable in complex electronic systems.
5. Attention to detail.
6. Ability to apply foundational principals to a variety of situations.
7. Customer service mentality.
8. Ability to interpret policy and procedures as they apply to hundreds of individual situations.
9. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, University, State, Federal and Nonfederal Agency fiscal and administrative rules, regulations and procedures.
10. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin System policies for soliciting and administering extramural support.
11. Knowledge, or ability to learn, of electronic research administration forms, procedures, and submission through electronic interfaces (e.g. PeopleSoft).
12. Knowledge, or ability to learn, of Office of Management and Budget Circulars; funding agency terms and conditions; University Policy and Procedure Papers; State Regulations; Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and agency interpretations; Code of Federal Regulations; and Research Terms and Conditions.
13. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
14. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
15. Ability to build consensus to ensure compliant awards.

License or Certificate:  
Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) is responsible for administration of the extramural research grants and contracts to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. RSP currently manages an open portfolio of over $4 Billion with annual awards over $1 Billion. The Contract Negotiator will assist in the management of the University's sponsored projects by processing and negotiating research funding and related agreements. The person in this position will also advise RSP staff, department administrators, researchers and faculty across campus on the implications of the terms and conditions with respect to the research and University policies.

Additional Information:  

Kelly Marks
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:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

Your resume or cover letter should include all relevant work experience, specifically your experience maintaining effective working relationships, interpreting governmental cost accounting practices and working with sponsored programs.

Minimum starting annual salary for this position will be $42,167. Salary will be determined based on skills and experience.

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.

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