WiSys works hand-in-hand with innovators, researchers and students to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, identify, protect, develop and commercialize discoveries emanating from the research base as well as foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking on the campuses it serves. WiSys Research Development provides strategic, capacity-building activities designed to assist faculty and staff from any discipline in their pursuit of external funding to support creative and innovative research and scholarship. WiSys coordinates several annual events geared toward innovation, research, and enhancing the student experience. WiSys also coordinates the WiSys VentureHome® program - a network of startup hubs that bring together statewide resources with community initiatives to provide local entrepreneurs access to a full menu of startup resources in their community. Please visit www.wisys.org and www.wisys.org/about-us/wisys-research-development to learn more.
We are seeking a collaborative team member to partner with faculty and staff at the University of Wisconsin – System Campuses to improve competitive research proposals for obtaining external funding.
The WiSys Research Development Associate advises faculty and staff on proposal concepts and provides comprehensive editorial review. This position will partner and collaborate with faculty and staff at the University of Wisconsin – System Campuses, specifically UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout, and UW-Superior. This position works closely with the Research Development Manager and the WiSys team, a diverse team with expertise in academic technology transfer and technology commercialization.
Key responsibilities include:
WiSys main office is located in Madison, Wisconsin and we are open to flexible work arrangements. This position requires periodic travel to the specified UW System campuses.
Our values are collaboration, client focus, engagement, work-life balance, enthusiasm for innovation & research, and productivity. WiSys supports and promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment and offers competitive salary and benefits. Starting salary for this position is $60,000 and benefits information can be found here: https://www.wisys.org/about-us/careers
We are seeking candidates with the proven ability to communicate and build rapport with university faculty, staff, and students; knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of research development and of funding agencies; and strong presentation, training and facilitation skills to interact effectively with diverse audiences. Experience in proposal development at higher education institutions for a variety of federal and/or nonfederal agencies is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required, while an advanced degree or experience with instruction or training is preferred.
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