Position Available Ilze Krisst 09 Mar 1998 14:09 EST

Dear Colleagues:

I am serving on the search committee for the senior level position
described below. If you know of someone who would be a good fit,
or if you yourself are interested, please contact Jim Henkel
at the address in the ad. Thanks.

Ilze Krisst

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The University of Connecticut (UConn) is seeking an exceptional
individual to fill the position of Executive Director of the newly
created Office of Sponsored Programs. Reporting to the Vice Provost
for Research and Graduate Education, the successful candidate will be
responsible for managing the institutional aspects of the UConn
extramural research enterprise, which includes a grant and contract
portfolio in excess of $80 million. The Office will manage all
aspects of pre- and post-award activities, as well as development and
negotiation of indirect cost rates and cost transfers. The Office
will also manage efforts to ensure compliance with all institutional,
state, and federal regulations, including protocols for human
subjects and animal care. Further, the Office will provide guidance
and technical support to the UConn community on externally sponsored
research opportunities, research-related administrative policies,
proposal development, and budget preparation.

The successful candidate must have a thorough understanding of all
aspects of both pre- and post-award sponsored programs
administration, preferably at a major research institution. Knowledge
of state-of-the-art electronic research administration is essential.
Also, well-developed communication skills, the ability to manage a
large office effectively, creativity in the encouragement of research
and entrepreneurship, and a high sense of self-motivation,
initiative, and follow-through are crucial. Applicants should have at
least a master's degree and extensive experience in academic research
administration. Finally, experience in financial management systems,
a thorough knowledge of cost accounting principles, and familiarity
with contract negotiation and intellectual property issues are highly

To apply, please send a descriptive letter of application, resume,
and the names and addresses of three references to:

James G. Henkel
Chair, OSP Search Committee
University of Connecticut
Whetten Graduate Center
438 Whitney Road Extension
Storrs, CT 06269-1006
Email: xxxxxx@uconnvm.uconn.edu

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Formal
consideration of applications begins immediately and will continue
until the position is filled. The position is available July 1, 1998.
We especially encourage applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

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Ilze Krisst, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Provost for Research
University of Connecticut
438 Whitney Road Extension
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: (860) 486-3337
Email: xxxxxx@gris.grad.uconn.edu