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Job no: 98157-AS 

Work type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison 

Categories: Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) at the UW-Madison seeks a self-motivated, collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented leader for the position of Director of the Information Technology and System Services (ITSS) Unit. This leader will be responsible for strategic planning and implementation across four functional areas: 1) systems and network administration [UNIX; LDAP; AANTS; Panorama]; 2) data management and application development [Javascript; PostgreSQL]; 3) website and media support; and 4) technology support, primarily for Macintosh systems. 

The WNPRC is one of seven federally supported National Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest. The WNPRC's mission is to increase our understanding of basic primate biology and to improve human and animal health and quality of life through research. Since its establishment in 1961, thousands of scientists have conducted research in primate biology with relevance to human and animal health through the WNPRC. Based in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE), the WNPRC has strong, long-established research and teaching links to UW-Madison Schools and Colleges. The WNPRC supports the studies of a large network of scientists. The Primate Center's scientific portfolio currently includes 26 active doctoral level staff with core support. More than 200 additional scientific affiliates and collaborators conduct research involving the WNPRC, consult with its Core staff and scientists, or use its services. The WNPRC employs approximately 200 scientists, trainees, staff, and student hourlies. The Primate Center's consolidated annual operating revenue is derived almost entirely from external research grants and contracts, as well as program income.

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.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology Management, Business Administration, or related field required. Management coursework and/or training highly preferred. Bachelors or Masters level training in the biological sciences or data sciences desirable.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

At least five years of demonstrated IT/Technology service management with a history of leadership success in a complex organization. Experience working in an academic research setting highly desirable, as well as demonstrated experience with federal grant processes and procedures to support research. Must have experience with technology strategy development and a proven track record in its implementation. 

Familiarity with different computer platforms, current security, and research computing needs for the biomedical sciences and/or laboratory animal research. Must have a demonstrated record of managing people in a dynamic and complex environment and proven capability to attract, build, and manage a high performing team. Strong ability to build relationships with a variety of stakeholders across a broad constituency. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a significant degree of organization.

Additional Information:

Occasional evening and weekend work required.

  • Must be TB negative.

  • A measles titer will be required if candidate cannot provide vaccination records.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license that meets standards of UW Risk Management in order to operate WNPRC vehicles.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required.

The WNPRC is committed to diversity both as an end in itself, but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparaties through research. To support this commitment, we encourage applications from candidates who hold these same values of diversity and inclusion. 



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $57,644 ANNUAL (12 months) 
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click "Apply Now" to begin the application process. Please submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your experience as it relates to this position, referencing PVL 98157. You will also be required to provide three professional references.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment. **The WNPRC will not sponsor an employment visa for this position.


Rachael Buss
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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Applications Open: Jun 3 2019 Central Daylight Time 

Applications Close: Jul 3 2019 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


Job Category:
Areas of Responsibility:
Information Technology
Job Level:
Senior position
Job Sector:
Information Technology