Careers in MS Research

Careers in MS Research

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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.



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 2022. 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 2022 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. Tisch MSRCNY follows strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of all staff. 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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