University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 233613

Position Summary:
This position is a member of the College of Engineering Research Services Team with in the Office of Research located within the Dean's Office. The Research Services Team has administrative responsibility for all aspects of extramural research support for 8 academic departments and over 30 centers within the College of Engineering and reports directly to the Assistant Dean for Research Administration. This position is responsible for advising and supporting pre-award sponsored research activities for faculty and staff in the College of Engineering, specifically federal/nonfederal contract (funded & unfunded) negotiations and proposal review and approval. Activities will require interacting directly with investigators, faculty/staff, department/centers, campus administrators, and sponsors/agencies to ensure that University and funding agency rules, regulations, policies, and guidelines are followed.

Principal duties:
15% - Executes research administration operational policies and procedures including financial, administrative, staffing, and compliance on behalf of a school/college/division

10% - Reviews and approves programmatic transactions spanning the life-cycle of sponsored projects to ensure compliance with institutional and/or sponsor policies and procedures

20% - Serves as a key resource to leadership and staff in the unit as well as a liaison to partners and stakeholders

40% - Executes activities related to proposal submission, contract negotiation, and/or award setup on behalf of a unit

5% - Provides training to faculty, staff, and/or administrators within the unit regarding policy, procedure, and/or execution of sponsored project administration

10% - May have authority to submit proposals, agreements, or invoices to a sponsor on behalf of the principal investigator or project director

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