Careers at the Institute


The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute attracts talented scientists and support staff to explore exciting research opportunities and the freedom to pursue the unknown. We offer an excellent benefits package including health insurance, a generous retirement plan, disability, and life insurance coverage, competitive vacation/holiday policies, and pre-tax spending accounts. The Institute is a welcoming environment and embraces diversity in people as well as the skills they bring to us. There has never been a better time to be in Buffalo.

Current Openings

The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) seeks a scientific investigator to join the scientific efforts at the Institute. Applications in the broad areas of structural, computational, or molecular biology are solicited. The Institute seeks exceptional candidates who will direct an independently funded research program in important areas of human biology, health, or disease. The Institute houses the National Crystallization Center, its own Cryo-EM facility, and operates a beamline at the Advanced Photon Source. Preference would be given to candidates that could make good use of one or more of these facilities. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field and a strong record of scientific productivity with demonstrated research support. Click here for details.

The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute is seeking a Development Director. The Director, oversees fundraising and manages relationships with supporters in the community. Their broad duties include interacting with current and former donors to encourage ongoing contributions, recruiting new donors, and seeking out opportunities for financial support through grants and sponsorships.  In addition, they will be responsible for planning fundraising events and securing sponsorships for events. They also interact closely with the board, helping with quarterly board meeting organization and represent the Institute on the Development and Marketing Committees.  Good strategic thinking is required along with excellent communication skills and the willingness to develop relations with individuals and foundations. The Director of Development works closely with other Institute team members to coordinate efforts and maintain a cohesive strategic direction. A component of the work involves tracking progress and knowledge of fundraising software is also required. The Institute conducts research that leads to biological knowledge and the development of new pharmaceuticals based on that knowledge. An ability to convey the mission and vision of the Institute to an educated but potentially non-scientific background audience is a strength. The Director answers directly to the CEO. Click here for details.

The Bowman Lab at Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) seeks a postdoctoral associate to work on a funded NIH R01 Technology Development grant. We are looking for someone who is excited to use and develop structural biology methods for small protein crystals. This collaborative project involves developing nano- and microcrystal growth methods, crystal sample imaging and handling experiments, as well as data collection and structural solutions. This is an ideal position for a creative scientist who is passionate about structural biology and wants to work in an exciting and collaborative group. Click here for details.

The Paz lab seeks a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral associate to study functional and structural aspects of membrane transport proteins responsible for shuttling various endogenous and exogenous molecules. This project involves protein engineering, functional studies in cells and of reconstituted purified proteins, and structural studies using cryo-electron microscopy. We seek an original thinker that would be part of a collaborative team, yet be able to work independently. Click here for more details.

About HWI and Buffalo, NY:

HWI has celebrated more than 60 years as an independent research institute and is continually growing. 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 Comprehensive Cancer Center, the University of Rochester, and numerous others. It also has links to industry and operates the IMCA-CAT beamline at the Advanced Photon Source outside of Chicago.

Buffalo offers a vast array of community organizations that add to the richness of the area and also offer people many opportunities to grow and contribute. Housing is one of the most affordable in the United States.

 EEO Statement

The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Inc. (HWI) is 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.