Lab Technician at the National High-Throughput Crystallization Center


The National High-Throughput Crystallization (HTX) Center at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) seeks a full-time lab technician to join the HTX Center team. The technician will use state-of-the-art crystallography liquid handlers and imagers for crystal growth projects for HTX Center users.

Position Description:

This is a great time to join the HTX Center, as we are in the process of expanding service operations in support of our academic, government, non-profit, and proprietary users worldwide. We seek a laboratory technician who will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the current high-throughput crystallization services, as well as assisting with the establishment of new pipelines. The successful candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related biological science. The ideal candidate will have two or more years of laboratory experience, including experience with protein crystallization. Strong communication skills, an ability to maintain excellent laboratory records, and mechanical aptitude with laboratory equipment is required. As a member of the HTX Center team, you will work in a dynamic, inclusive, and collaborative environment, with opportunities to take initiative and expand your skillset in structural biology.

Required Skills & Experience:

    • Experience in a laboratory setting
    • Highly collaborative and team-oriented approach to conducting work and solving problems
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Willingness to acquire new skills and ask questions

Preferred Skills & Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with experience with structural biology
    • Knowledge of protein crystallization experimental set-up
    • Familiarity with electronic record keeping and Laboratory Information Management Systems

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter describing your interest in the position, your career goals, and your scientific background and experience, as well as a current CV and contact information (name and email) for three references to Sarah Bowman, Director of the National HTX Center at HWI, at

Learn More:

Visit our websites to learn more about the HTX Center ( and about HWI ( HWI is a thriving site for structural biology. The HTX Center has been in continuous operation for over 20 years and was recently awarded a NIH NIGMS National Resource grant. We work with academic, non-profit, government, and industry users. HWI also houses a recently opened CryoEM Center located at HWI in Buffalo, NY, and manages the IMCA-CAT beamline 17-ID at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL. The position will be based in Buffalo, NY. Application review will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. The compensation level for this full-time position will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. HWI provides a generous benefits package. HWI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees.

EEO Statement:

HWI, as an equal opportunity employer, extends employment opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, color, sex, creed, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition, carrier status, or disability that would prevent the performance of the essential requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation in compliance with the appropriate New York State and Federal laws, or any other legally protected characteristics. This policy applies to all conditions and terms of employment.