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Apply now Job no: 104612-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Office & Administrative Support

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Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Working Title:

Grant and Purchasing Asst

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This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $15.42

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) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the WNPRC is committed to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities through research. To support this commitment, we encourage applications from candidates who hold these same values of diversity and inclusion.

This is a challenging administrative position providing research administration assistance to principal investigators, research support staff, and operational staff throughout the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC). Under general supervision of the Grants Manager (Admin Program Specialist), this position requires close coordination with the OVCRGE Research Services and with Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) to provide key operational support for a dynamic research center.

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 prioritized effectively and performed efficiently. 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, is highly desirable.



Additional Requirements:

The WNPRC is a tuberculosis free environment.

Valid driver's license that meets UW risk managements standards and ability to receive approval of the UW-Madison Faculty and Staff Vehicle Use Agreement required or the incumbent must provide his/her own transportation to different work sites.

Must have the physical ability to lift up to 40 pounds and to sit, stand, bend, reach, squat, twist and push.

Schedule Comment:

Schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with some flexibility.


Rachael Buss
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.

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, online programs, financial programs, or purchasing programs;
-experience working with highly sensitive and confidential information, highlighting the type of information and work setting;
-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.

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