Current Openings

 

Application materials may be submitted to careers@stowers.org


Animal Technician — Aquatics Facility

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is seeking a part-time Laboratory Technician to assist with work in the Aquatics Facility.

Responsibilities include care of fish involving: preparing diets; feeding and health monitoring; cleaning and disinfection of tanks, rooms, and equipment; water quality monitoring; record keeping; and assisting facility members in daily duties.

Applicants should have or be working toward a degree in a science related field and have an interest in laboratory animal science. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work closely with other team members. Prior aquatics experience is preferred but not required.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current resume and 2 letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.org or to Administration, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


Biomedical Equipment Technician

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Biomedical Equipment Technician to support the department of Scientific Equipment. 

Responsibilities include responding to requests for repairs and service; keeping scientific equipment in good working order by providing preventative maintenance and repairs; assisting with installation of new equipment; providing training on the correct usage of equipment; and creating service reports in an equipment database.

In addition to excellent communication skills and the ability to provide high quality service in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will be highly motivated and have proficiency with electronic/scientific equipment and good record-keeping skills. 

The minimum requirements include an AA degree in Biomedical Engineering or related field or at least three to five years of experience in scientific/electronic equipment repair.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit (1) a current CV, (2) official transcripts, and (3) at least two letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.org or to Administration, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


Cell Culture Technician

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The Stowers Institute has an opening for a Cell Culture Technician.  This position will include weekend work.

Responsibilities include maintaining mammalian and insect cell lines; expanding cell lines to meet researchers requirements; cultivating cells on plates or in flasks, and in roller bottles and/or spinner flasks for larger-scale (10-100 liter) cultures; Participating in the scheduling and delivery of all cell lines as requested; preparing and maintaining cell bank and managing storage database as required; quality control assays such as sterility, endotoxin, mycoplasma testing, and others as needed; evaluating newly introduced cell lines for mycoplasma and other contamination, and for release from quarantine as needed; conducting routine and specialized assays as needed; preparing media, nutrient feeds, buffers, and reagents for cell culture and analytical work; setting up and maintaining equipment and instruments.

Additional responsibilities include set up and maintenance of equipment and instruments; keeping accurate record of observations in a lab notebook; maintaining a clean and organized work area; ordering raw materials; maintaining inventory; assisting in the writing and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures; and performing daily duties with minimal supervision.

The successful candidate will have mastered a broad spectrum of basic and advanced laboratory techniques in Molecular and Cell Biology and will have excellent sterile technique, outstanding oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Those with transfection, CRISPR, and embryonic stem cell experience are encouraged to apply.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in life sciences or equivalent, 3+ years practical experience, and demonstrated working knowledge of cell culture, cell biology, and related techniques.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit (1) a current CV, (2) official transcripts, and (3) at least two letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.org or to Administration, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


General Maintenance Engineer

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The Stowers Institute has an opening for a General Maintenance Engineer to maintain and keep mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems operational at all times.  This position is second or third shift, and part weekend work will be required.

Responsibilities include general mechanical repairs such as greasing motors; replacing air handler filters and belts, pump repair; electrical repairs which could include replacing lamps and ballasts, defective switches and outlets; repairing plumbing including leaks and clearing of drain lines and toilets; maintaining and/or repairing boilers, chillers and other a/c equipment, testing water treatment levels and adding appropriate chemicals, or blowing down and testing safety valves on boilers; cleaning of mechanical areas such as the boiler room, maintenance shop, and mechanical areas and utilizing the Johnson Controls Metasys building automation system to monitor and control the Institute’s mechanical and electrical systems. 

The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to effectively work independently and in a team-oriented environment, an excellent work history to reflect reliability and attention to detail, and a good working knowledge of equipment repair and maintenance. 

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent, a Missouri class “A” Operating Engineers License or significant powerhouse experience.   Knowledge of Johnson Controls Metasys system is preferred.

Application Instructions: To be considered for this position, please submit (1) a current resume, and (2) proof of applicable licensure, to careers@stowers.org or to Administration, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


General Maintenance Electrician

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The Stowers Institute has an opening for an electrician to install, maintain, and inspect, electrical, circuits and equipment and their related systems.

Responsibilities include electrical work including installing new circuits,  changing out distribution panel circuit breakers, repairing broken switches and receptacles, motor starters, and fuse holders; unhooking motors for repairs and re-wiring for proper operation; bending and installing new conduits; sizing and pulling terminals, receptacles, and lights; maintaining lighting systems by changing out  solenoid breakers, light bulbs, starters, ballasts, and lamp holders; repairing frayed or damaged wire; performing electrical safety checks on various equipment as requested or as required by the code; leading the implementation of the Institute Electrical Safety Program and performing inspections per the program.

In addition to experience with the responsibilities described above, the successful candidate will also have excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to work independently or in a team-oriented environment, with a high level of attention to detail.

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and at least three years of related experience. Applicants must possess a Journeyman or Master Electrician certification.

Application Instructions: To be considered for this position, please submit (1) a current resume to careers@stowers.org or to Administration, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


Laboratory Assistant — Aquatics Facility

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is seeking a Laboratory Assistant to assist the Aquatics Facility starting in May 2017.

Responsibilities include care of zebrafish involving: preparing diets; feeding and health monitoring; cleaning and disinfection of tanks, rooms, and equipment; water quality monitoring; record keeping; and assisting facility members in daily duties.

Applicants should have or be working toward a university degree in a science related field and have an interest in laboratory animal science. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work closely with other team members. Prior aquatics experience is preferred but not required.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current resume and two letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.org or to Administration, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


Laboratory Assistant — Reptile Facility

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The Stowers Institute is currently seeking a lab assistant to assist in the Reptile Facility.

Primary responsibilities include: preparing diets, feeding and health monitoring, cleaning and disinfection of rooms and equipment, egg collection, environmental parameter monitoring, record keeping, and assisting facility members in daily duties.

Applicants should be working toward a degree in science and have an interest in laboratory animal science. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work closely with other team members. Work hours may vary. Weekend and holiday work will be expected. This is a temporary full-time or part-time position. Prior reptile experience is preferred but not required.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current resume and two letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.org or to Administration, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


Laboratory Technician — Aquatics Facility

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a full-time Laboratory Technician in the Aquatics Facility to perform care and husbandry for zebrafish (Danio rerio). Primary duties include providing routine care and husbandry including feeding, water exchanges, tank cleaning, and health monitoring; developing and modifying animal care policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and practices which promote high quality, cost effective operation of the facility; interacting with faculty, staff, and other teams to provide high quality, responsive animal care services; monitoring supply and equipment inventory to sustain day-to-day operations; maintaining accurate records including: room logs, health reports, animal census, and other records as required; and preparing for all regulatory inspections including, but not limited to, IACUC and AAALAC.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work closely with other team members. Prior experience with fish is preferred.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in any of the life sciences (e.g., animal science, biology, microbiology, aquaculture). Basic computer skills and a working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word are required. In addition, the candidate will be required to become ALAT certified through AALAS. Weekend and Holiday work will be required.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit (1) a current CV, (2) official transcripts, and (3) at least two letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.org or to Administration, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


Postdoctoral Research Associate

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The Zeitlinger lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a postdoctoral position to work on the development of a high-resolution ChIP-seq technique to map transcription factor binding sites in sparse cell types. The technique can be applied to a developmental system of choice as proof-of-principle (e.g. early mouse embryos or stem cells).

The project builds on a recent lab publication: “ChIP-nexus enables improved detection of in vivo transcription factor binding footprints” Nature Biotechnology 33, 395–401 (2015).

Qualified candidates will have a doctorate degree in biology, a strong background in transcription, developmental biology or genomics, and the ability to lead a project both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment. Experience in chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) and genomic data analysis (UNIX, R) is a plus.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a cover letter with a short summary of interests, a CV, and the contact information of 2-3 references to Julia Zeitlinger at jbz@stowers.org. The position is available immediately until filled.


Systems Administrator

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The Stowers Institute has an opening for a Systems Administrator to maintain and operate computer systems in a Linux environment.

Responsibilities include installing, configuring and updating operating systems, databases, and software packages; monitoring and troubleshooting operations; programming and scripting scientific and administrative applications for use on Linux and Linux high performance clusters.

The successful candidate will possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, strong scripting skills in any common language (Perl, Bash, Python, Ruby), excellent documentation skills, experience with a High Performance Computing Cluster, experience with monitoring tools.

Candidates with experience in SAN architecture, blade servers, Apache and virtual hosting, NIS and Active Directory/LDAP integration, Puppet, Foreman, Katello, PXE, virtualization or Docker are highly encouraged to apply.

Minimum requirements include an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, two to five years of experience in cluster computing, and three to five years of Linux experience.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current resume and 2 letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.org or to Administration, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


Systems Administrator

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Systems Administrator to build, manage, and maintain the Windows and VMware Server infrastructures for the department of Information Management.

Responsibilities include building and maintaining the Windows Servers including ADDS, ADFS, ADCS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SCCM, MSSQL, O365, IIS, web applications, and terminal services; third-party software configuration and support; VMware Infrastructure Administration; Windows systems administration, including system installation and configuration, monitoring and troubleshooting. The ability to understand a corporate infrastructure and build upon that infrastructure is a must.

In addition to excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively work in a team-oriented environment, a successful candidate must be proficient in project management, task prioritization, and independent study to accomplish complex projects in a timely manner.  The candidate will have expertise in system administration in Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services, VMware; and experience with system installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.  The candidate must be willing to learn, design, implement, and support third-party applications hosted on the Windows and VMware infrastructures.

Minimum requirements include a degree in computer science or a related field and/or five to seven years of experience in a Windows Server environment.  Extensive working knowledge of ADDS, VMware, SCCM, and O365 is preferred.

Application Instructions: To be considered for this position, please submit a current resume to careers@stowers.org or to Administration, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.