Director of Office of Research Support Services

The mission of the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute is to enrich lives through discovery, translation and application of scientific knowledge that improves health and well-being. The Research Institute mission supports one of the Marshfield Clinic Health System core values of excellence through research, education and best practices so we deliver exceptional quality health care

The Research Institute, a division of Marshfield Clinic, Inc., was founded in 1959. It is the largest private medical research institute in Wisconsin, with more than 30 Ph.D. and M.D. scientists and 200 other staff. In addition, approximately 150 physicians and other health care professionals throughout the Health System are engaged in medical research.

The Research Institute consists of research centers in clinical research, cancer research, epidemiology and population health, precision medicine and genetics, oral and systemic health, and agricultural safety and health. These centers are supported by Shared Research Support Offices: integrated research and development laboratory, office of research computing and analytics and office of research support services. Approximately 450 clinical trials and other research projects are active at any one time. Our investigators publish extensively in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals addressing a wide range of diseases and other health issues.

The Director of Office of Research Support Services (ORSS) has responsibility to lead, support and manage the centralized research support services within the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI).  This position is primarily responsible for providing effective leadership in the pre-award, award and post-award functions of grants and research related contracts sponsored by federal, state and local entities as well as private foundations and industry sponsors.  This position will also provide leadership and supervisory role to other research support services including institutional review board (IRB) administration, communication, scientific writing and others. The Director of ORSS is responsible for ensuring that MCRI research support services are being efficiently managed in accordance with Marshfield Clinic policy and legal and regulatory requirements. 

Minimum Required: Bachelor’s degree in business, health administration or related field.

  • Five years’ of progressively responsible experience of managing federal and non-federally funded grants and contracts.
  • Five years’ of progressively responsible management experience in healthcare/research, quality improvement strategies and activities for a healthcare/research organization to include grants management, contract development and negotiation, budget preparation and oversight, and research compliance. 
  • Experience in human resource management and direct supervision of staff.

Preferred/Optional: Master’s degree in business, health administration or related field.  Experience in a medical/scientific field desirable.


Working at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, you will enjoy the following benefits:

·      Low cost of living within clean, safe environments

·      Stable communities and short commutes

·      Outstanding schools and affordable housing

·      Plenty of recreational activities for all four seasons

·      Easy access to Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee or Minneapolis/St. Paul

·      Comprehensive benefits package

Marshfield, Wisconsin has a community of 19,500 and is proud of our family-friendly environment. The Cities of Marshfield & Wisconsin Rapids of Wood County were ranked 14th in America, 3rd in the Midwest and 1st in Wisconsin as best cities to live in. Marshfield is also ranked as the 8th best "Dream City" in America offering excellent health care, schools, vitality, connection to cultural mainstream, and a low cost of living all wrapped up in a small-town feel. We are located in the middle of the state with easy access to a network of interstate, U.S. and State highways. For more information, visit

Please apply directly on our website at:

Inquiries can be directed to Angela Koehler, Recruiter:

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

1000 N. Oak Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449


Marshfield Clinic Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information

Marshfield Clinical Research Institute



1000 North Oak Avenue

Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • Other
  • Non-Profit
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

  • Full Time