- Administrative Assistant/Senior Administrative Assistant
- General Maintenance Engineer
- Maintenance Helper
- Postdoctoral Research Associates
- Research Technician
- Senior Accountant
Application materials may be submitted to email@example.com
Administrative Assistant/Senior Administrative Assistant
The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for an individual with basic science interests and knowledge to fill an administrative support role in a scientific research laboratory.
Primary responsibilities include performing a variety of administrative duties associated with the activities of a busy research laboratory environment such as purchasing, accounting, calendar management, project tracking, editing scientific papers, and other duties as assigned.
In addition to outstanding communication skills and the ability to effectively multi-task in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate should have advanced experience using various office software (MS Office, iCloud etc.); excellent English writing and editing; and skills in accounting software.
Minimum requirements include at least three years of experience providing administrative support in a rigorous office environment providing progressively responsible administrative support.
Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a statement of interest and a current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.
General Maintenance Engineer
The Stowers Institute has an opening for a General Maintenance Engineer to maintain and keep mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems operational at all times.
Responsibilities include general mechanical repairs such as greasing motors; replacing air handler filters, belts, and pumps; 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 to include painting of piping and equipment; 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.
Position Requirements: Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and a Missouri class "A" Operating Engineers License. Knowledge of Johnson Controls Metasys system is preferred.
Applicant Instructions: To be considered for this position, please submit (1) a current resume, (2) proof of applicable licensure, and (3) at least two letters of recommendation from previous employers to email@example.com or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.
The Stowers Institute has a position available 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.
Position Requirements: 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 (1) a current resume and (2) at least two letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.
Postdoctoral Research Associates
The Bazzini lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research (http://www.stowers.org/) has two openings for postdoctoral researchers to address fundamental questions in biology related to how genes are regulated and how that regulation controls vertebrate development.
The lab is particularly interested in unraveling: how translation can affect mRNA stability (codon optimality); how mRNA translation is regulated during development by molecular factors such Long Non-coding RNAs and RNA binding proteins (Bazzini et al, Science, 2012); and identifying the biological role of small translated ORFs in vertebrates (Bazzini et al, EMBO, 2014).
Candidates will be using zebrafish embryos and human cells, performing genome-wide gene expression analyses at mRNA (RNA-sequencing) and translational levels (ribosome profiling). CRISPR-Cas9 system will be intensively used for genome editing as well as multiple molecular biology techniques.
One of the positions will demand stronger knowledge of computational biology, including command of UNIX and R or other programming languages. Experience in handling large-scale sequence data would be ideal. Candidates should be interested in gene regulatory networks, evolution or genomics.
Another position will require a strong molecular biology background. Experience in data analysis (UNIX, R) or high-throughput screening is desirable but not a requirement. Candidates should be interested in RNA biology, gene discovery function or development.
Candidates MUST have the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
To apply, please submit a cover letter (less than a page) that includes a short summary of interests, a CV (3 pages max), and the contact information of 3 professional references to Dr. Ariel Bazzini email@example.com
Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled. The positions are available from October 1, 2016.
The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician to support Laboratory Animal Services in maintaining and monitoring animal husbandry, health, production, and the physical surroundings within various animal care environments.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, adjusting core colony production levels according to research needs; coordinating animal delivery requests to maintain accurate and timely receipt of orders; maintaining colonies and appropriate line genotypes; and training new team members.
Other duties include monitoring and recording daily animal health and production; performing all methods of blood collection, tissue collection, and injections with accuracy; setting up animals for timed matings; maintaining breeding colonies according to department standards; and assisting with restraint, handling and manipulation of various species within a controlled environment. In addition to outstanding written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work in a team oriented environment; this position requires the physical capacity to frequently lift and move 100 pounds; some holiday and weekend shifts; and the ability to use scientific equipment and computers.
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent. The preferred candidate will have AALAS certification and/or experience in animal handling, husbandry, and production.
Application Instructions: To apply, please submit (1) a current CV, (2) a college transcript or evidence of coursework, and (3) at least two letters of recommendation from college professors and/or previous supervisors to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.
The Stowers Institute has an opening for a Senior Accountant. This person will apply generally acceptable accounting principles and financial analysis experience to accomplish accounting and financial reporting. The financial statement preparation is for a multiple company environment that includes non-profits and for-profit entities.
Responsibilities include a variety of accounting and finance areas such as journal entries, general ledger reconciliations, monthly and annual audit closing schedules, budget reporting, tax return schedules, financial analysis, and other duties, as assigned.
The successful candidate will have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); strong financial statement preparation and analysis experience; outstanding computer skills including Excel and ERP platforms; the ability to work in a team-oriented environment and exhibit strong communication and inter-personal skills.
Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or a related field and at least two years of professional level experience in public, corporate, or nonprofit accounting. CPA designation is desirable, but not required.
Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current resume to email@example.com or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110