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, 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.

Current Openings

The Business Development Director will be responsible for growing a robust industrial and academic user base for the Institute’s services, including cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM), crystallization, and crystallography. The first priority is growing the business pipeline for the Institute’s new Cryo-EM Center. With state-of-the-art Cryo-EM technology at its core, the Center offers grid preparation, grid screening, data collection, data analysis, and structure determination services. In addition, the Business Development Director will assist with industrial access to the National Crystallization Center (crystallization screening capabilities and crystal optimization) and our synchrotron beamline at IMCA-CAT. The Business Development Director reports directly to the HWI CEO. 

The cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) Center at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) is a resource for academic and industrial users. The center features a Glacios 200 kV microscope with Falcon IV and CETA-D detectors, in a dedicated facility with a grid preparation laboratory, control room, and additional microscope rooms configured for growth. The Cryo-EM center Director will be responsible for operational, scientific and strategic oversight, including the growth of the facility and implementing a robust and reliable cryo-EM imaging pipeline. We have a broad spectrum of projects, from basic research to drug discovery, and users with a wide range of cryo-EM expertise. This is an Institute-supported position. Click here for details.

The National Crystallization Center at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) seeks a staff scientist to assist in the direction of daily operations.  The successful candidate will play a significant role in the Crystallization Center and will be responsible for both routine technical operations and developing new procedures in the crystallization laboratory.  The ideal candidate for this position will have a PhD and/or postdoctoral experience in macromolecular crystallography and will not be expected to write grants. This is an ideal position for a structural biologist with innovative ideas about developing new crystallization pipelines and working in a dynamic, collaborative environment. Click here for details.

The Cryo-EM Center at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) seeks a scientist to enrich its scientific activities. The newly-built Center is purposefully geared for addressing fundamental questions in biomedical sciences and for performing high-resolution cryo-EM structure-based drug design. The successful candidate will play a significant role in the Center and work with a group of PhD-level scientists on different scientific directions. 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, 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 which 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.