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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Manager, Research Services

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3065

UW Job Family: 31

SOC Code: 11-1021

Pay Grade: 23

Date: March 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Management and administration of policy and regulations related to the research and sponsored project enterprise.

Minimum Qualifications


Vocational School, On-the-Job Experience, or Associate's Degree


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Management and administration theory, methods and practices.
  • Applicable University, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Effective communication methods.
  • Time and project management methods and procedures.
  • Organization and setting priorities methods and techniques.
  • Flexibility methods for adapting to changes.
  • Multi-tasking methods and techniques.
  • Analysis, attention to detail, and assessment techniques, concepts, and methods.
  • Organizational operational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Contract development and management procedures and protocol.
  • Budgeting, cost estimating, fiscal management, reporting, and cost control principles and procedures for contracts and grants.
  • Leadership methods and techniques.
  • Supervisory methods, concepts, and procedures.
  • Problem resolution and decision methods and techniques.
  • Project and time management principles, practices, techniques, and methods.
  • Personal computer applications and management systems (ERA) applicable to area.
  • State and federal regulations pertaining to animal (IACUC) and human subject research (IRB) protocols
  • Excellent customer service standards and procedures including developing positive partner relationships with Board members, researchers, research staff, agency staff and vendors. 

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Consult with the Vice President or Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development for interpretation discussion on policies or recommendations for changes to policy (ies).
  • Develop strong interpersonal relationships with researchers, research staff, agency staff and Board members.
  • Provide leadership to the Vice President and Associate Vice President offices for Research and Economic Development.
  • Use independent judgment to make effective decisions and resolve problems or issues impacting project work, prioritization, coordination, and management and compliance for research contracts, grants, subcontracts, and various documents.
  • Use discretionary authority to provide leadership making decisions that impact research projects.
  • Authorize/reject and sign documents, as directed.
  • Multi-task to meet demanding deadlines on multiple projects.
  • Understand, discuss, and train others on compliance issues for contracts, grants, and subcontracts.
  • Interview, hire, train, motivate, and supervise support staff including providing employee development and performance management.
  • Develop, interpret, or recommend modifications to operational protocol, policies and procedures.
  • Understand and comply with applicable federal, state and University rules, regulations, and compliance issues.
  • Negotiate and prepare subcontracts, reports or other related documents.
  • Manage projects to meet multiple and conflicting timelines/deadlines.
  • Participate in strategic planning and support the vision for Research and Economic Development.
  • Work through issues with the Boards for research on human and animal subjects.
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records and reports.
  • Perform analyses and assessments, evaluate and understand impact of decisions.
  • Prepare/review reports and use applicable computer software, programs, and systems such as the Electronic Research Administration (ERA) system.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Provide pre-award services to UW community including off-campus sites related to research and other sponsored projects including development and preparation of proposals and project budgets.

Receive, review for the University of Wyoming and outside agency compliance and approve proposals for submission.

Receive, review, secure legal review and revision as appropriate, and recommend contract/agreements for authorized signature.

Provide Electronic Research Administration (ERA) liaison for all sponsor agency proposal and grant/contract management systems.

Manage portfolio of outstanding proposals through award process; represent UW authority in interactions with sponsor agencies to obtain and provide information to support proposals and current research projects.

Negotiate award conditions including budget revisions and contracts on behalf of the University of Wyoming; review grant award or contract documents and recommend for acceptance.

Provide certification and assurances for institutional compliance with federal regulations.

Coordinate activities of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for projects involving human subjects as mandated by federal regulations; coordinate with investigators, Board members, and legal staff to secure protocol approval.

Sign approvals on behalf of regulatory Board; supervise management of records of action for federal compliance and inspection.

Develop and conduct training for researchers and research staff on regulatory issues.

Negotiate and issue subcontracts with educational institutions and other federal and non-governmental entities including foreign entities, including negotiation of contracts, terms of agreement, payment schedule and scope of work; and recommend approval.

Develop information avenues for the University of Wyoming community related to research and other sponsored programs including presentations, training workshops, web site organization and development and funding opportunity databases; direct the webmaster; and represent the institution to system vendors.

Remain current and informed of federal policy and regulations, agency requirements and national issues related to research by participation in topical list serves, attending national and regional conferences and researching web-based or other materials.

Interact with the Vice President for Research and Economic Development on interpretation and implementation of corresponding University of Wyoming policy (ies).

Supplemental Functions:

Interact with the Vice President and Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development regarding policy development, revision and implementation; institutional policy and procedures related to research and sponsored projects.

Sign research and sponsored projects related contracts or other documents as authorized by the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort, standard office environment. Repetitive hand movement and regular exposure to computer terminal display hazards and occasional travel.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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