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.

This is a great opportunity for a proven sales achiever to join the HWI Structural Solutions team. The Sales Manager will help design and implement the strategies and related operational actions for the profitable development of HWI’s Contract Services Business. This individual will be responsible for growing a robust industrial user base for the Institute’s cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) center, crystallization center, and crystallography services. Click here for details.

The Industrial Macromolecular Crystallography Association – Collaborative Access Team (IMCA‑CAT) and the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) seek a full-time, on-site, Systems Engineer to join the IMCA‑CAT team in accelerating pharmaceutical drug discovery through synchrotron-based structural biology research.  The IMCA consortium, which funds and provides strategic guidance to IMCA-CAT, consists of AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Evotec, Janssen, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, and Relay Therapeutics.  As an employee of HWI, you will be based with the IMCA-CAT team at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory, near Chicago, IL.  This is an ideal position for the motivated, creative, critical-thinking individual who is passionate about delivering strategic value, integrating new technologies, and working in a high-powered, collaborative environment. Click here for 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.