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.


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.


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 Technician

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Laboratory 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 installing and moving 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 mechanical aptitude and a desire to repair equipment quickly and efficiently.

Minimum requirements include demonstrated mechanical ability through experience or coursework.

AA degree in Biotechnology or related field is preferred.

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.


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.