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. There has never been a better time to be in Buffalo.

Current Openings

    The Industrial Macromolecular Crystallography Association – Collaborative Access Team (IMCA‑CAT) and the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) seek an inventive and skilled research 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, Janssen, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, and Relay Therapeutics. As an employee of HWI, you will be based at the center of the team’s operations at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), Argonne National Laboratory, near Chicago, IL. This is an ideal position for a motivated research engineer who is passionate about delivering strategic value, developing new technologies, and working in a high-powered, collaborative environment. Click here for details.

    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. Click here for details.

    An Administrative Assistant, under the direction of the Director of Sponsored Projects, will establish and implement administrative functions, including office, personnel, and general business activities and organize and maintains general administrative records including central, grant, and personnel. 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 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.