Current Openings

 

Application materials may be submitted to careers@stowers.org


Administrative Assistant

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

Primary responsibilities include performing a variety of administrative duties associated with the activities of a busy office environment such as purchasing, accounting, calendar management, project tracking, 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 will 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 current resume to careers@stowers.org or to Administration, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


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.


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.

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.


Laboratory Technician — Aquatics

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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 / Research Specialist

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has a current and immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Research Specialist in Dr. Jennifer Gerton’s lab.

Responsibilities include leading collaborative projects in reproductive aging in cohesin mutant mice. Work is ongoing for two different genetic models (Hdac8 and Smc3 mutants). SIMR is a fantastic place for science as the animal husbandry and many basic core technologies are in house, carried out by highly trained specialists that work collaboratively with scientists to advance their research goals.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field and previous experience and training with mice, or be willing obtain training outside my lab via travel.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit (1) a current CV, (2) official college transcripts, and (3) at least two letters of recommendation from college professors and/or previous supervisors 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 Support Specialist

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Systems Support Specialist to provide high quality desktop support services.

Responsibilities include troubleshooting PC, Apple and iOS hardware, printing, Windows and OS X Operating Systems, office applications, scientific applications and network connectivity; deployment of desktop and laptop hardware; providing training to end users; and handling A/V needs in conference rooms as required.

In addition to excellent communication skills and a commitment to exemplary service and teamwork, the successful candidate will have strong installation and troubleshooting skills in PC and Mac hardware; knowledge of Active Directory, Windows 7, Windows 10 and Mac OS X; a basic understanding of TCP/IP; and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of software deployment is a plus.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in computer science or graduation from an accredited program in electronics, computer science, or a related field and at least one year in Desktop Support Services.

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 Support Specialist

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Systems Support Specialist to provide high quality telephony, network and audio/visual cabling support.

Responsibilities include adding, moving and changing Layer 1 cable; assisting with Audio/Visual setups, pulling CAT5/6, SAN fiber optics and LAN fiber optics cable, performing 66 block and network patching.

In addition to excellent communication skills and a commitment to exemplary service and teamwork, the successful candidate will have experience in making cables as needed. Knowledge of Nortel phone systems is preferred.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in computer science or graduation from an accredited program in electronics, computer science, or a related field and at least 3 years’ experience in telecommunications related work.

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.