Research Administrator for CHESS Center

University of Wisconsin-Madison in Wisconsin

Deadline July 24, 2014
Date Posted July 2, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison creates technology based systems which provide information, referrals, skills training, social support, decision support and behavioral change programs to people facing health-related crises or concerns. The Center also provides tools to improve processes at organizations that provide behavioral change services. Visit for more information on our work.

The CHESS Center Research Administrator is responsible for pre-award and post-award activities as well as oversight of Center administrative operations. At least five years of substantial involvement in research and sponsored programs administration working with all facets of pre- and/or post-award grant administration is required.

Degree and area of specialization:
Bachelor's degree required, Health Care Administration and/or Business Administration, Social or Behavioral Sciences preferred.

Required experience:

Five or more years of substantial involvement in research and sponsored programs administration working with all facets of pre- and/or post- award grant administration, including electronic grant submissions and reporting, preferably in the UW System. Experience working with NIH and other PHS sponsors is highly desired.

Background and/or knowledge of pre- and post-award grants administration and web-based computer systems (WISPER, WISDM, CAYUSE, eRA Commons, or comparable systems) required.   

The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of initiative, flexibility and personal accountability; a successful record of project administration and staff management; ability to plan for and meet strict deadlines.

Requires excellent writing skills, strong interpersonal skills, a propensity for teamwork, as well as organizational, managerial, and supervisory skills, along with experience editing, writing, and reviewing grant and contract proposals to federal and non-federal sponsors.

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