Careers in MS Research

Careers in MS Research

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Research Laboratory Manager  

An immediate opening for a research lab manager is available at the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York.  The Tisch MS Research Center is an independent research laboratory in New York City led by Saud A. Sadiq, MD, FAAN, that is dedicated to finding the cause and eventual cure of MS. The Tisch MS Research Center is closely affiliated with the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice, creating a unique environment designed to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. For more information, please visit our website The position represents an exciting opportunity to join a reputable team of scientists and research assistants conducting research ranging from understanding basic mechanisms of disease to translational studies in MS.

Job responsibilities:

  • Works closely with scientific staff and management to ensure safe and cost-effective daily operations of the lab
  • Responsible for the ordering and accurate shipment of all equipment and supplies
  • Negotiates with vendors for the purchasing of supplies, equipment, and service contracts on equipment.
  • Ensures proper functioning of laboratory equipment by coordinating repairs, calibration, and annual/biannual preventative maintenance.
  • Works closely with accounting/bookkeeping department to monitor financial operations of the lab
  • Works closely with human resources and COO to assist with onboarding of research personnel and track timesheets for payroll purposes
  • Responsible for orientation, training, and supervision of laboratory staff
  • Assists in the hiring of new research assistants by placing ads, screening candidates, and scheduling and conducting interviews
  • Processing and distributing clinical specimens and maintaining specimen banks
  • Oversees specimen testing by ELISA, biomarker data analysis, and generation of reports of results
  • Performs administrative duties including organizing lab activities including lab retreats, and processing of CME credits for clinical staff

Candidates must demonstrate a high-degree of independence, initiative, managerial skills, problem-solving ability, computer literacy, organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and have a broad knowledge of scientific principals and laboratory techniques. This position requires a Bachelor's degree with at least 2 years relevant experience, or Master’s degree. We offer avery competitive salary and benefits in a pleasant and professional work environment. Position is in-person only with no remote option. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references or  Please specify “lab manager application” in the subject of the e-mail.



Development Coordinator 


Job Summary: The Development Coordinator will play a key role in a two-person development team to coordinate and implement fundraising efforts related to Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York’s special events, donor campaigns, institutional giving, corporate engagement and communications. S/he will work closely with the Development Manager to meet overall department goals to engage more donors, meet financial targets, and maintain ongoing communications with our stakeholders.We offer amazing benefits, including 401(k)!



  • Work closely with the Development Manager with all initiatives including special events, major gifts, foundation and corporate solicitations, marketing and expansion of donor community.
  • Assist with all outreach campaigns to ensure financial goals are met. Tasks can include writing copy, designing materials, working with mailing lists, etc. Assist with implementing existing campaigns as well as creating and launching new efforts.
  • Update constituent database on regular basis ensuring all information is correct and up-to-date.
  • Create and administer donor acknowledgement documentation as well as tribute cards as needed.
  • Help in facilitating Board meetings from scheduling, preparing materials, and writing the minutes
  • Assist in relationship building with donors and Board members.
  • Support fundraising events; coordinate event logistics including venue research, manage ticket purchases and guest lists; take a lead role in day of activities.
  • Work closely with Marketing to create and implement communication plans for events and the organizations mission, such as; content for online communications, social media, newsletters, website updates, etc. Ensure all communications are in line with organizational brand and goals; ensure materials are up to date and relevant.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant work experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide range of people.
  • Attention to detail is required.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office. CRM database software experience helpful but not required.
  • Must be able to work independently and be self-directed, while also being able to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to problem solve, multi-task, and manage deadlines.


 Principal Investigator/ Assistant Research Scientist

The Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) is an independent research center dedicated to finding the cause of and a cure for multiple sclerosis. Under the direction of Saud A. Sadiq, MD, FAAN, Tisch MSRCNY provides a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment to enable both basic and translational MS research ( Our close affiliation with the International MS Management Practice (IMSMP) fosters interactions between scientists and clinicians, and enables advancement of clinical studies. Current specific areas of investigation include (1) viral etiology of MS, (2) mechanisms of disease progression, (3) repair and regeneration strategies, including stem cells, (4) biomarker discovery and validation, and (5) translational research trials.

We currently have an exciting career opportunity for a Principal Investigator position at the Assistant Research Scientist level. Applicants should demonstrate their capabilities to lead an independent research project with relevance to MS. Research topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Immunology/Neuroimmunology with emphasis on B-cells or innate immune responses in MS

  • Experimental animal models of demyelinating disease and neurodegeneration

Successful candidate will be expected to train and supervise research assistants and will have opportunities to collaborate with other Tisch MSRCNY scientists. The position is fully funded for 3 years, with opportunity for extension.


  • PhD or MD/PhD with relevant postdoctoral experience.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.

  • Strong publication record

Tisch MSRCNY offers a very competitive salary and benefits in a pleasant and professional work environment. To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Please indicate "Assistant Research Scientist application" in the subject line of the email.


Research Assistant

Research Assistant Position: Research Assistant positions will be available at the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York (Tisch MSRCNY) starting the summer of 2023. Tisch MSRCNY is an independent research center in New York City under the direction of Saud A. Sadiq, MD. The mission of Tisch MSRCNY is to find the cause and cure for multiple sclerosis through a multidisciplinary approach incorporating the fields of immunology, molecular biology, stem cell biology, neuroscience, and clinical translational research. The Tisch MSRCNY is closely affiliated with the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice, creating a unique environment designed to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. Please visit our website for more information

Open positions include (1) Laboratory Research Assistant (6 positions available) and (2) Clinical Research Assistant (1 position available). Ideal candidates for this educational opportunity are students who have recently completed their undergraduate education and seek a rewarding experience in a biomedical research program before attending graduate or medical school. Research Assistants work under the direct supervision of a principal investigator.

Research Assistant responsibilities include:

  • Perform laboratory techniques such as PCR, aseptic cell culture technique, western blotting, ELISAs, and flow cytometry
  • Project-dependent work with rodent models, including surgery, behavioral testing, tissue processing, and histology
  • Processing and banking of human biological samples
  • Documentation of experimental objectives, design, methods, data collection, and data analysis
  • Carry out literature searches and give journal presentations
  • Participate in lab meetings, journal clubs, and international research conferences
  • Perform general laboratory tasks including stocking and inventory, equipment maintenance, and reagent preparation

Clinical Research Assistant responsibilities include:

  • Assist with clinical research data collection and study coordination
  • Perform clinical testing on trial subjects including execution of timed walking tests, administration of questionnaires, and placing phone calls to patients
  • Coordinate with clinical staff in collection of biological samples for research
  • Assist in preparation and submission of regulatory materials to IRB and FDA
  • Explain research findings in social media posts and newsletter articles for patient outreach
  • Participate in lab meetings, journal clubs, clinical meetings, and international research conferences


  • Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences. Applicants with an expected graduation date for the spring of 2023 are prioritized
  • Previous laboratory and/or clinical research experience required
  • Must be able to commit to a 2-year contract
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and should be able to demonstrate ability to work as a team

All research positions are full-time and in-person, not remote. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. If interested, please send a cover letter, CV (must include your GPA), and the names of three references to Please specify “Research Assistant Application” in the subject line.



Careers in MS Research

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