Careers at the Institute

The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute attracts talented scientists by providing exciting research opportunities and the freedom to pursue the unknown.

We offer an excellent benefit package including health insurance, generous retirement plan, disability and life insurance coverage, competitive vacation/holiday policies, and pre-tax spending accounts.

Imagine yourself in a dynamic environment utilizing cutting-edge techniques advancing science for generations.

Current Openings


The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) invites applications for a full time Research Scientist in the areas of structural, computational, or molecular biology. The Institute seeks exceptional faculty candidates who will direct an independently funded research program in important areas of human biology, health or disease.

A startup package will be provided to each individual hired. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field and a strong record of scientific productivity. The position is open to candidates at the junior faculty level but senior level candidates will also be considered.

HWI recently celebrated its 60th year as an independent research institute and expects to make several new hires over the next few years. Located in Buffalo, New York, HWI is at the heart of the growing Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and partners with the University at Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and the Kaleida Health System. It also has links to industry, houses a gene to structure company, HarkerBIO, and operates the IMCA-CAT beamline at the Advanced Photon Source.

Candidates are encouraged to develop academic and potentially industrial collaborations. Interested candidates should send, as a single PDF file, a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments, an outline of future research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to: Search Committee, Hauptman-Woodward Institute, 700 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, or by Email to 

EEO Statement

The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Inc. (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.