Current Openings

 

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 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 a current resume to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Director of Financial Planning and Analysis who is responsible for the development of operating and capital budgets, long and short-term financial modeling, and providing financial reporting and analysis for groups across the organization.

Primary duties and responsibilities include leading the budget management and variance analysis effort, provide ad-hoc financial analysis, develop tools and models that will facilitate proper financial decisions, work with business unit leaders and provide them with forecasts and pro formas, prepare monthly reports for senior management, manage and develop a team of two, and other leadership assignments in the Finance and Accounting department.

The successful candidate will have strong financial analysis skills, be able to produce professional level analysis scenarios to evaluate the effects of business decisions; the ability to manage projects independently and work as part of a team; and excellent communication and problem solving skills.

The minimum qualifications include an undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting; experience in budgeting, forecasting, advanced modeling analysis, high-end user of Excel and ERP financial applications; and at least four years of progressively responsible experience in a public or corporate accounting environment.

The ideal candidate will be an MBA and/or CPA with prior experience in a financial planning leadership role.

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.


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.

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. 

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and a current Missouri class “A” Operating Engineers License.   Knowledge of Johnson Controls Metasys system is preferred. A Valid Driver’s License is required.

Application 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 careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, 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 college transcripts, and (3) at least two letters of recommendation from college professors and/or previous supervisors to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


Postdoctoral Research Associates

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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 ariel.bazzini@yale.edu

Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled.  The positions are available from October 1, 2016. 


Research Technician

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is currently seeking a Research Technician to perform scientific and general 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; and ordering, receiving, stocking, and keeping an inventory of chemicals, reagents, and other laboratory supplies.

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 tasks in adherence with a laboratory schedule.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences or a related field and prior laboratory experience.

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 Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


System Administrator

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening on the Information Management team for a System Administrator to build, manage, and maintain the SharePoint farm infrastructure.

Responsibilities include building and maintaining the SharePoint 2013 servers including Site Collections, Sites and sub-sites, BLOB storage, third-party software configuration and support, and monitoring and troubleshooting; designing new areas using the SharePoint platform; working with members to create content using the SharePoint platform; and managing third-party software configuration and support.

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 position requires someone with expertise in SharePoint system administration including system installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting. The successful candidate will 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 at least three years of experience in a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 or 2013 environment, or an Associates’ degree in a related field and five years of experience in a 2010 or 2013 SharePoint environment or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

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.


Vice President of Human Resources

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Vice President of Human Resources to lead the HR function in a complex multi-level business and research organizational environment.

Primary responsibilities include providing management, leadership, and direction to the HR team; guiding managers and supervisors to ensure compliance with Institute policies, practices, and federal and state laws; ensuring adequate staffing levels and support to ensure effectiveness of principal investigators and other supervisors; overseeing the grievance process; participating in strategic planning; reviewing requests for changes to Institute policy to ensure consistency with the mission and goals; designing, developing, and maintaining effective pay structures and compensation packages; managing organizational change to maximize members’ contributions; identifying areas of improvement for organizational effectiveness; analyzing data and reporting changes in HR trends that may affect the organization; and providing advanced skills and knowledge in HR and related areas for effective participation as a member of the leadership team

Minimum requirements will include in undergraduate degree in business, management, human resources or a related field, at least five years of experience in supervision and management of the HR function, and demonstrated knowledge of compliance with employment law and applicable federal and state regulations.

Application Instructions: Send statement of interest, resume, and at least two letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.org or to the Administration Team, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E. 50th Street, Kansas City, Missouri  64110.