Current Openings

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Philanthropy Specialist

Coriell Institute for Medical Research is seeking an energetic and self-motivating philanthropy professional with a passion for nonprofit excellence.  As a member of the Coriell Institute team, the Philanthropy Specialist will create, execute and evaluate all philanthropy strategies with a donor-centered philosophy to ensure a diverse and sustainable revenue portfolio to support Coriell’s scientific mission.  He/she also will work cross-functionally with the public relations team to manage the fund development communication plan to build a consistent brand and to develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders.  Although this person will work alongside the PR team, he/she will be the subject matter expert and main point of contact for all philanthropy efforts. 

Reporting to the Director, Public Relations the successful incumbent is responsible for the following duties, although not limited to:

  • Organize, hone and re-establish the philanthropic efforts of the Institute from the ground up
  • Create and execute a comprehensive philanthropy strategy and annual operating plan that promotes scientific mission achievement and financial sustainability
  • Create and develop a philanthropy budget aligned with the internal fundraising strategy
  • Maintain a streamlined system for donor, foundation, corporate and potential donor records
  • Direct donor campaigns and event opportunities and inspire staff and board to participate in philanthropic activities
  • Facilitate donor recruitment
  • Identify and build relationships with potential donors
  • Monitor budgets, expense reports, or other financial data related to the new philanthropy strategy
  • Contact corporate representatives, government officials – in consultation with the director, public relations, or community leaders to increase awareness of organizational causes, activities, or needs at Coriell
  • Attend community events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals and/or solicit donations or sponsorships
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive contact lists

The ideal candidate for this position has at a minimum a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of direct philanthropy experience, ideally in a rapidly-evolving institution. This individual has demonstrated ability to build a culture of philanthropy within an organization and to enthusiastically and successfully engage in one-on-one solicitation and ongoing donor stewardship.  This person will understand, explain and drive philanthropy excellence for all potential funding opportunities.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential, along with the ability to work effectively with multiple teams, different domain areas, and individuals with varying backgrounds, levels of educational and professional experience. 

Project Manager

Coriell Institute for Medical Research is currently seeking an energetic and organized individual to serve as a Project Manager and successfully work on a wide variety of projects and initiatives funded through the NIH and other commercial mechanisms.  The Project Manager will collect and organize required documentation, follow up with internal and external customers as necessary, and prepare reports documenting and outlining project status and timelines.  The Project Manager will effectively communicate with external participants and sensitive populations.  In addition, the Project Manager will manage, review, and verify inventory, clinical data, and laboratory results entry for a wide variety of projects in a laboratory information management system. Attendance at scientific meetings and conferences is required for this role.

The  ideal  candidate  for  this  role  has  a Master’s  degree  in  a  scientific field with substantial knowledge of human genetics.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this role as well.   Candidates should ideally have 3-5 years of professional work experience within a similar setting.  The successful incumbent will have strong attention to detail, high ability to multi-task, and a proven ability to effectively collaborate with information technology staff to utilize laboratory information management systems.  Experience with cell culture, stem cells and/or molecular biology laboratories is preferred.  Rare disease experience is also a plus.   

Interested candidates are invited to apply at

Clinical Research Coordinator

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research is currently seeking a motivated and talented Clinical Research Coordinator to join our team and be responsible for the coordination and administration of clinical studies and other scientific projects. They will implement, and coordinate research and administrative procedures for the successful management of these clinical studies and project deliverables.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for a broad range of duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to: 

  • Maintain and adhere to research SOPs and best practices for two longitudinal observational studies
  • Recruit participants from multiple clinical sites in coordination with clinical staff and participating physicians
  • Schedule all patient research visits and procedures consistent with protocol requirements
  • Discuss study protocols with patients and verify the informed consent documentation
  • Provide patients with written communication of their participation (i.e. copy of the signed

informed consent) and ensure patient’s referring physician receives notification of patient participation in certain studies

  • Collect, process, and ship blood/saliva specimens at scheduled patient visits
  • Administer questionnaires and collect other non-genetic information from participants per protocol
  • Coordinate with physicians to screen potential participants for eligibility
  • Meet with patient for each visit and maintain accessibility to discuss any questions/concerns regarding the study
  • Perform retention activities to keep participants engaged with the studies
  • Ensure that any adverse events or patient complains are properly documented and reported
  • Ensure scientific integrity of data and protect the rights, safety, and well-being of patients enrolled in clinical trials
  • Adhere to Good Clinical Practices and study protocols
  • Additional project management duties assigned as needed 

The ideal candidate for this role has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Psychology, Nursing or a related field and a minimum of two years’ experience in a related healthcare position, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous experience with clinical studies and/or project management is required, particularly those related to addiction, pain management or mental health. The successful incumbent will be able to read, analyze, and interpret information from professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Additionally, they must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from physicians, staff and patients. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are imperative for this role. This position will require a local travel to nearby clinic sites.

 If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email your resume, including a cover letter describing your relevant experience, to

Facilities Associate

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research is currently seeking an energetic Facilities Associate to join our workplace operations team and manage the day-to-day operations of our building and facility.  Although the duties of the Facilities Associate may vary day-to-day, the main responsibilities for this particular role include: handling building repairs and oversee both janitorial and lawn maintenance services, moving furniture, assembling furniture and any other construction tasks needed. This role will also assist the Procurement Manager with tracking building inventory, unloading of deliveries, and light computer work as needed.  This is a physically demanding role and the successful incumbent must be able to stand on their feet for long periods of time and work overtime when needed.  The ideal candidate for this position has a previous background in facilities maintenance, construction or a similar field of work. 

Interested candidates are invited to email a cover letter and resume to: