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[ccp4bb] Scientist position with the Hauptman-Woodward High-Throughput Crystallization Center

Dear All,

Please pass on the information about this position to all who may be interested.

Best wishes for the

season and a Happy New Year.


The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (hwi.buffalo.edu) operates the High-Throughput Crystallization Screening Center providing crystallization and characterization services to the community at very competitive cost (www.getacrystal.org). A Ph.D. level research scientist position (post-doctoral or junior researcher) is available within the Center to guide operations on a daily basis, move research capabilities into production, and to help set the direction of the Center for the future. There is strong potential for both scientific growth and growth of responsibility. The candidate would be expected to have demonstrated expertise and productive research in the area along with appropriate publications. In addition to crystallization knowledge, experience with structural biology techniques in general is desired. Computational experience is a plus. The candidate should gave excellent communication, reading, writing, and presentation skills. They should be able to be a representative of the Center in the scientific community. They should have a good interpersonal skill set and be able to work with a diverse group. Evidence of seeking their own research funding would be viewed as a strong positive and the position would encourage the development of capabilities through active research efforts and collaboration. The Center interacts with both academia and industry and provides some crystallization screening services for a growing Gene to Structure company, HarkerBIO, (www. harkerbio.com). Collaborative possibilities are possible in this area.

Research facilities at the Center include liquid handling robots, in-house developed plate imaging capabilities, SONICC and UV analysis, and X-ray analysis. The Center is well connected to several synchrotron facilities. A sophisticated computational infrastructure is in place. In both the X-ray and computational side, research advances are ready to be implemented into the Centers capabilities.

The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute is 60 years old and based in Buffalo New York. It is at the center of a rapidly expanding medical campus. Good benefits are provided and the cost of living in the area is very competitive. For those with a focused research interest, the Institute is located adjacent to high-end computer facilities, a Comprehensive Cancer Center, a new Medical School under construction, and multiple biotech startup companies. Collaborative efforts with academic and industrial collaborators are strongly encouraged and aided by an umbrella organization on the campus.

The Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Inc. as 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.

Informal enquiries can be directed to esnell@hwi.buffalo.edu. Formal applications should send a cover letter and resume along with three contacts for references to opportunity@hwi.buffalo.edu. The position is available in the New Year and will be open until filled.



Edward Snell Ph.D.

President and CEO Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

Assistant Prof. Department of Structural Biology, University at Buffalo

700 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203-1102

Phone:     (716) 898 8631         Fax: (716) 898 8660

Skype:      eddie.snell                 Email: esnell@hwi.buffalo.edu 

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