Careers in MS Research

Careers in MS Research

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Cell Culture Specialist

The Regenerative Medicine Laboratory at the Tisch MS Research Center of New York is seeking a Cell Culture Specialist for cGMP manufacturing of autologous human cell therapy products currently undergoing clinical trial testing to treat multiple sclerosis. The entry level position represents an exciting opportunity to join the Tisch MS Research Center of New York, an independent research center dedicated to finding the cause of and a cure for multiple sclerosis.


Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Perform all tasks associated with the sterile manufacture of autologous mesenchymal stem cell-derived clinical cell product following batch records and SOPs
  • Perform cell culture operations using appropriate aseptic technique within an isolator/clean room environment.
  • Prepare reagents in support of cell culture and routine analytical testing  
  • Maintain inventory logs for necessary cell culture reagents and supplies
  • Strictly adhere to SOPs and cGMP regulations, and accurately complete documentation associated with clinical manufacturing
  • Work as part of a team to execute cGMP runs in close collaboration with QA and cell manufacturing managers
  • Perform daily environmental monitoring


Education and Experience

  • Requires bachelors degree and/or advanced degree in biological sciences
  • At least 1 year of laboratory experience and aseptic cell culture is required
  • Knowledge of cGMP is preferred
  • Experience working in clean room environment is preferred
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills required. Candidate should be a detail-oriented individual with above average written and oral communication skills in English.


We offer a very competitive salary and benefits in a pleasant and professional work environment. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume Please specify “cell culture specialist application” in the subject line of the e-mail. Names of 3 references must be provided on request.


 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 2024. 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 2024 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.



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