Current Openings

If you are interested in any of the below positions, please email your resume to careers@coriell.org.


Laboratory Technician

Within a new laboratory at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research we are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to join our team and assist in experimental animal model systems aimed at understanding genetic and molecular mechanisms regulating hematopoietic stem cells function.  Specifically, he/she will mainly carry out experiments in hematopoietic stem cell research through a combination of independent and team driven projects. This individual should be able to independently handle experiments or small research projects, requiring advanced knowledge and experience in a specific scientific area or discipline.

Primary responsibilities include but will not be limited to:

  • Maintaining, collecting and preparing records of data as well as results for presentations, papers, etc.
  • Performing data analysis using statistical software packages
  • Ordering supplies within the laboratory
  • Examining instrument malfunctions in the laboratory and assisting with their repair
  • Applying molecular and cell biology approaches to animal studies using mouse model of bone marrow transplantation
  • Maintaining a mouse colony, contributing experimentally to ongoing research projects and overseeing general laboratory operations and laboratory supplies
  • Maintaining laboratory bacterial culture stocks, mammalian cell culture stocks, DNA Plasmid stocks
  • Training students in research methods and procedures as needed
  • Performing other duties as assigned

The successful candidate must be proficient in mouse husbandry, PCR-based genotyping, cell culture, flow cytometry, as well as DNA, RNA, and protein isolation and detection techniques.  Additionally, this candidate must excel in standard molecular biology techniques and assays and have skill sets in molecular cloning, cell culture, western blotting and PCR.

A Bachelor's Degree and 1-2 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Working knowledge of general principles in genetics and molecular biology, as well as accurate and timely record keeping, impeccable organization, and demonstrated interest in working in a laboratory setting is needed in order to excel in this role.

It is important to note that this position is contingent upon funding for this new lab.  Applications will be considered as they are received and until the position is filled.

To learn more, visit www.coriell.org. Coriell Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


Postdoctoral Fellow

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research is currently seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join our newly established laboratory under the direction of Dr. Jian Huang.  The new Postdoctoral Fellow will be brought on board to perform exciting cutting-edge stem cell research. Ideally, we will be seeking candidates that have skills and knowledge in stem cell biology, biochemistry and genetics.

Dr. Huang’s laboratory studies hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) self-renewal and differentiation regulatory mechanisms as well as leukemia. Specifically, Dr. Huang’s research has focused on three main topics:

  1. Understanding the roles of GSK3 and Wnt signaling in the regulation of HSCs self-renewal, and the contribution of Wnt signaling to leukemogenesis (refs: 1. Nature Medicine. 18(12), 1778-85. 2. J Clin Invest. 119(12), 3519-29. Blood Cancer Journal 7(12): 636.)
  2. Investigating the role of epigenetic regulation especially DNA methylation in HSCs function (refs: Stem Cell Res Ther. 9(1):16.)
  3. Identifying new targets in leukemia therapy with a multiplexed genome editing CRISPR screening platform (refs: Cancer Research 77(16): 4402-4413.)

Dr. Huang’s laboratory uses both transgenic and humanized NSG model as the major research system. The knowledge gained from these studies will provide new insights into the mechanisms of the regulation of HSCs self-renewal and differentiation, as well as the molecular and cellular biology of leukemia stem cells. It will be valuable for the diagnosis and prevention of hematopoietic diseases and the development of innovative therapeutics for many hematopoietic disorders.

Dr. Huang’s laboratory has recently moved to the Coriell Institute for Medical Research in New Jersey. Coriell Insitute is one of the first two official cell banks recognized by the National Institute of Health. It has the world’s most diverse collection of cell lines, DNA, and other biomaterials gathered and distributed for use by the international biomedical research community. The institute is in close proximity to UPenn, Temple, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Cooper medical center, which provides for an excellent and supportive research environment.

To learn more, visit www.coriell.org.  Coriell Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


Sponsored Research Administrator

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research is seeking a motivated and energetic Research Administrator to join our newly established research office and help track and manage potential funding opportunities that align with Coriell research priorities at the federal, state, and private sector level.  This individual will work closely with our Associate Director, Research Office to offer daily proposal and administrative support for our expanding research efforts.

The Research Administrator will be responsible for a broad range of duties and responsibilities which include: 

  • Assistance with pre-award management and post-award support
  • Reviews and uploads documents for grant proposals, completes application forms
  • Assistance with the creation of subcontracts and communication with collaborators
  • Helping to manage the administrative component and scheduling of compliance training, such as financial conflict of interest, human subjects, and responsible conduct of research
  • Provide administrative support with meeting scheduling and correspondence
  • Consistent organization of simultaneous deadlines and tracking of proposal deliverables for a wide variety of scientific projects 

The ideal candidate for this role has a bachelor’s degree and 0-3 years of experience in grants administration with familiarity of different grant submission platforms such as ASSIST, FastLane, eRA Commons, eBRAP, and Proposal Central.  An understanding of grant budgets is also a plus.  Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work well under multiple deadlines are all required for this role. Interested candidates are invited to apply for this opportunity at careers@coriell.org

Founded in 1953, the Coriell Institute for Medical Research is a nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving human health through biomedical research. Coriell scientists lead research in personalized medicine, cancer biology, epigenetics, and the genomics of opioid use disorder. Coriell also hosts one of the world's leading biobanks—comprised of collections for the National Institutes of Health, disease foundations and private clients—and distributes biological samples and offers research and biobanking services to scientists around the globe. To facilitate drug discovery and disease study, the Institute also develops and distributes collections of induced pluripotent stem cells.  To learn more, visit www.coriell.org.  EOE