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 is commited to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparaties through research. To support this commitment, we encourage applications from candidates who hold these same values of diversity and inclusion.
The Primate Center has over 200 employees, including Academic Staff, University Staff, graduate students, undergraduate students, employees-in-training, and temporary employees (TEs). Additionally, WNPRC affiliated faculty initiate a variety of appointments through the Primate Center, as well as their home departments. Therefore, the successful candidate for this HR Assistant position must be able to interact with a number of different schools, centers and departments on campus, and the OVCRGE Human Resources Office.
Under the guidance of the WNPRC's senior HR staff, the person in this position performs a wide variety of complex paraprofessional human resources activities in the areas of recruitment, classification, compensation, payroll, benefits and other HR related functions.
This is a key service-oriented position within the WNPRC Administrative Services team that requires a high degree of initiative and individual judgement. Additionally, this position requires detailed tasks to be performed efficiently and often simultaneously. The successful candidate must be able to relate well with others, have strong communications skills, be an active listener and have excellent follow through skills.
The Primate Center is a tuberculosis-free environment.
-The WNPRC is a tuberculosis free environment.
-Must have the physical ability to lift up to 40 pounds and to sit, stand, bend, reach, squat, twish and push.
- Must possess a valid driver's license that meets standards of UW Risk Management in order to operate WNPRC vehicles.
- Criminal background check is required.
|Instructions to Applicants:
$13.70 is the minimum of the range. Pay will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.
Please click on the "Apply Online" button to start the application process.
To apply, you will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications as they relate to this position. In addition, you will be asked to provide three references within the application process.
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 human resources and payroll;
-experience filing and maintaining complex records, highlighting the type of records and work setting.