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Apply now Job no: 101068-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Office & Administrative Support, Project Management, Research, Scientific, Training, Employee Development, Other

Position Summary:

This is a newly created administrative position within the University of Wisconsin- Madison Population Health Institute (PHI). This position will serve as research manager and primary administrative contact for contracts between PHI and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). The Population Health Institute has a long history of collaborating with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to hire and support staff whose primary roles are to contribute to a variety of public health efforts. This position will also provide UW-Madison based supervision and facilitate hiring and personnel management activities for PHI-appointed staff whose daily operations and deliverables are managed by staff based in the Department of Health Services. This position is also expected to interface regularly with staff in the Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS) related to a wide variety of administrative activities.

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.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

BA or BS required. A degree in Business or accounting is preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Qualifications:
Two years of substantial involvement in research or sponsored programs administration, either in a sponsoring or recipient organization or the equivalent in a self-funding organization OR, alternatively, experience in accounting or human resources with significant knowledge of effort and salary funding and/or post award management.

Knowledge of UW accounting, grant, and financial systems; interpret and analyze school, university, and sponsor policies; guidelines, rules, and regulations.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Experience:
Demonstrated time-management skills, attention to detail, ability to problem-solve, excellent written communication skills, ability to establish and maintain positive professional relationships, and ability to work independently
Demonstrated desire to work as part of an integrated administrative service team for collaboration, and to continually learn, develop or improve procedures and resources.
Familiarity with research-related contracts and working knowledge of university policies related to research
An understanding of state and university administrative policies
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proposal preparation and electronic submission process experience
Demonstrated commitment to working in a collaborative environment
Demonstrated history of initiative, flexibility and personal accountability
A successful record of project administration
Ability to plan for and meet strict deadlines while being able to incorporate new challenges
Knowledge of public health research and practice



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the
position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.


Nick Harding
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. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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.

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