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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 223229-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Grant, Research, Contract Management, Office & Administrative Support, Other

Position Summary:

The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology is looking for a motivated individual to assume research-related administrative and organizational responsibilities to support the growing research mission and efforts of the Division and its faculty.

Recently, the Division of Pediatrics Hematology-Oncology was awarded a $10 million gift over 5 years from the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC Fund) to accelerate pediatric cancer research. This Research Acceleration Fund (RAF) aims to transform research conducted at the UW and allow our pediatric oncology program to increase its ongoing local and worldwide impact through basic, translational and clinical research. The focus of the research efforts being supported via these funds is the augmented understanding and application of cancer immunology to the immunotherapy of pediatric cancers. This gift was funded with the understanding that they would be used to help move childhood cancer research from the lab to the clinic 'farther and faster' than is possible with conventional funding mechanisms that currently provide substantial support for this important UW research effort. The RAF will be used to expand the personnel, activities and impact of the Division's collaborative, already expanding, research efforts. Having an Administrative Program Specialist responsible for the multiple growing administrative responsibilities required for organization, efficiency, tracking, and facilitation of the many administrative needs of the faculty and researchers of this program is urgently needed for this growing collaborative team.

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:

Bachelor's degree is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Minimum of 2 years experience in an academic medical center is required. 4 years of experience is strongly preferred.
- Experience using computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and WebEx) to coordinate activities of academic research faculty and research working in collaborative research teams is required.
- Strong communication skills and attention to detail are required.
- Experience working as part of a clinical/research team in the realm of pediatrics and/or hematology/oncology (cancer) particularly pediatric oncology, is strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of research processes and its related administration preferred.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $44,748 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.


Kelsey Scholtens
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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