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 Paz lab at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) is seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher to study the function and structure of transport proteins. The position is fully funded, available immediately, and is based in Buffalo, NY. The successful candidate will contribute to a project aimed at elucidating the structural basis controlling the functions of medically relevant transporters using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and/or X-ray crystallography and various biochemical, biophysical, and functional tools. The candidate will also be responsible for interpreting and modeling the functional results and structures. Click here for details

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 HWI Business Development Manager 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 priority will be growing the business pipeline for the Institute’s 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 Manager will assist with industrial access to the National Crystallization Center (crystallization screening capabilities and crystal optimization) and subsequent access to X-ray data collection and structural studies if required. The Business Development Manager reports directly to the HWI CEO. 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.