Current Openings

  • Administrative Assistant/Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Computer Assistant (Temporary)
  • Laboratory Assistant – Research Laboratory
  • Maintenance Helper
  • Research Technician
  • Security Officer
  • Web Specialist

 

Application materials may be submitted to careers@stowers.org


Administrative Assistant/Senior Administrative Assistant

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a an individual to fill an  administrative support role in a laboratory or administrative environment.

Primary responsibilities  include a variety of purchasing, accounting, and administrative duties associated with the activities of a busy office environment.

In addition to outstanding communication skills and the ability to effectively multi-task in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will have documented experience with  scientific terminology; English composition/editing; and administrative support skills in accounting/bookkeeping, office management, purchasing, composing correspondence, editing scientific material, and advanced computer skills.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in a science-related area, plus one year of experience providing administrative support in a research-oriented environment or graduation from an accredited high school and five years of progressively responsible administrative support experience in a scientific environment with knowledge of procedures, supplies, and equipment common to a research laboratory environment.

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


Computer Assistant (Temporary)

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Systems Support Assistant to work with the IT Team to provide high quality desktop support services.

Responsibilities include troubleshooting PC and laptop hardware, Windows Operating Systems, office programs and network connectivity; deployment of desktop and laptop images.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of installation and troubleshooting PC hardware, Active Directory, Windows 7 & 8; a basic understanding of TCP/IP; and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365. Knowledge of Altiris Deployments Suite is a plus.

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma, experience in computer support or a related area, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

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


Laboratory Assistant – Research Laboratory

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The Stowers Institute is currently seeking a Laboratory Assistant to assist in a lab performing basic research with planaria.

Responsibilities include care of planaria and 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 be working toward a university degree in science and have an interest in laboratory 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 experience is preferred. 

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


Maintenance Helper

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The Stowers Institute has an opening for a maintenance helper. this position will provide assistance to the maintenance team members performing renovations, repairs, or mechanical preventative maintenance work and other building and grounds services.

Major responsibilities include: assist maintenance engineers, yard crew, and carpenters, replace light bulbs, change air filters, assist with snow removal, and planting/mulching/mowing in the summer months. Clean mechanical areas. Assist Technical Services team with equipment relocation. Other duties as assigned.

A minimum high school diploma or GED is required. Prior experience or training in the building trades including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and/or automotive engineering is preferred.

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


Research Technician

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is currently seeking a Research Technician to perform scientific and support tasks in support of the research program in a dynamic laboratory environment.

Responsibilities include assisting with ongoing projects using established laboratory experimental methods; following established protocols for maintenance of aquatic organisms; grooming aquatic organisms for specific procedures; mixing and dispensing media; ordering, receiving, stocking, and keeping an inventory of chemicals, reagents, and other laboratory supplies; and other duties as assigned. 

In addition to excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will have a high level of attention to detail for collecting and reporting data; and the ability to budget time in order to complete a variety of laboratory tasks.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences or a related field and prior laboratory experience.  Those with previous experience working with aquatic animals are encouraged to apply.

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


Security Officer

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for the position of Security Officer to assist with maintaining a safe and secure environment and protecting the physical assets of the Institute.

Responsibilities include greeting and assisting members, visitors and guests; monitoring the closed-circuit television system, access control, and security alarm systems for the campus; patrolling all outside grounds, parking areas, and interior buildings of the Institute by foot and motor vehicle; responding to calls for service that may involve equipment alarm events; contacting suspicious persons and vehicles; responding to fire, medical, and chemical spill emergencies; and other duties as assigned. 

In addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills, the successful candidate must be able to work three 12-hour shifts plus an additional four-hour shift with minimal supervision and maintain a service-oriented demeanor at all times.   

The minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED; five years of law enforcement or security experience; ability to obtain an Armed Class A Patrol Agent license with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department; the ability to obtain certification in CPR with AED and Basic First Aid; and intermediate computer skills, to include Microsoft Word and Outlook.  A general knowledge of CCTV and access control operations is preferred.

Application Instructions: To apply, 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.


Web Specialist

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Web Specialist who will work as a member of a web team to support internal and external web systems and assist in the development of new features for Stowers Institute websites. The individual in this role will often operate as a liaison between users and web team members.

Primary responsibilities include working with users to understand user needs and requirements for internal and external web systems; identifying technical solutions and works with other web team members to implement solutions; providing user training, support, and documentation; evaluating and advocate usability and user experience (UX); managing web content; operating effectively as a team member of Science Communications; performing other duties and provides assistance to web team members as needed and meeting expectations and deliverables on time and with high quality

In addition to  a strong aptitude for customer service and user support, as well as accuracy, attention to detail, and excellent communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation), the successful candidate must have the ability to interact successfully with users of a broad range of technical abilities and the ability to continuously monitor industry standards, practices, and technologies, and, furthermore, the ability to research, recommend, and apply new technologies as they emerge.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalent education and work experience. Experience in the design and maintenance of dynamic web solutions using content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress. Experience in providing customer service and user support, and knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite.

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