Current Openings

 
  • Academic Coordinator
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Research Technician I
  • Research Technician II
  • Research Technician II
  • Senior Administrative Assistant
 

Application materials may be submitted to careers@stowers.org


Academic Coordinator

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The Stowers Institute is currently seeking an Academic Coordinator to establish and implement a strategic plan that leads to certification and accreditation of all graduate school programs.

The primary job responsibilities include collaborating with relevant Institute members to prepare state certification applications; preparing multi-step, multi-year applications for regional and/or specialized accrediting bodies; using expertise to monitor and advise about certification and accreditation requirements; establishing assessment procedures for certification and accreditation initiatives, policies, and programs; gathering statistical data and information to prepare concise and well-written  reports and documents; collaborating with faculty and relevant Institute members to ensure successful outcomes from site visits, self-studies, and other program evaluations; establishing and maintaining positive relationships with accreditors and state regulators; and travelling, as required to perform essential functions of the position.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in education, science, business, or a related field; at least five years of experience with state certification and regional accreditation activities in a higher education setting and/or with a state or regional accrediting organization; demonstrated expertise in preparation of statistical reports and analysis of data; and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relations to achieve desired results.  Those with an advanced degree in an area related to the position are highly encouraged to apply.

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

 

Programmer Analyst

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research currently has an opening for a Programmer Analyst who will work as part of the Research Systems team.
Primary job responsibilities include designing and developing custom Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) using test driven development and continuous integration principles; development and maintenance of applications for storing, tracking, and visualizing laboratory orders and data; developing, testing, and deploying modules and updates per feature prioritization; implementing fixes and improvements based on end user requests; and working with the agile/scrum team to develop and deliver software in a timely manner.  The current LIMS system has 30 individual modules with common Symfony/EXTJS framework.  

In addition to excellent communications skills and the ability to function in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will have experience with a Version Control System, Agile/Scrum development, and a PHP framework.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in computer science or equivalent discipline; prior experience with Object Oriented PHP5, Javascript and any related frameworks, relational database design and development (My SQL, etc.); a working knowledge of HTML5/CSS; and excellent time management skills.  Candidates with prior experience in Symfony, EXTJS and PHPUnit are highly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions: Please submit (1) a current resume and (2) at least two letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.orgor to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

 

Research Technician I

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for an entry-level Research Technician I to conduct research in the areas of cell and developmental biology.

Responsibilities will include routine laboratory maintenance and upkeep, as well as Drosophila genetics, molecular biology, and advanced microscopy to study fundamental mechanisms of epithelial cell division during animal development.  In addition to excellent organizational and communication skills and the ability to function in a team-oriented environment, laboratory experience in either Drosophila genetics or basic molecular biology techniques is preferred.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or a related field, and at least two years of previous 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.

 

Research Technician II

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician to conduct research on chromosome function in gene regulation.
Responsibilities include DNA cloning and plasmid preparation, amplification of DNA by PCR’s, restriction digestion, basic protein purification and immunoprecipitation.

In addition to excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to function in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will have experience in basic molecular biology methods, including DNA cloning and preparation, bacterial growth, and PCR amplification. Knowledge of protein manipulation and purification is desirable. Experience with maintenance/transformation of eukaryotic cultured cells is advantageous.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or a related field, and at least three years of relevant 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.

 

Research Technician II -Microinjection

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician II responsible for microinjection to support services provided by the Transgenic and Reproductive Technologies Group of the LASF.

Responsibilities include pronuclear microinjection of DNA, blastocyst injection of mouse embryonic stem cells, embryo transfer surgeries and procedures, miscellaneous small animal surgery, animal colony management, post-surgical animal monitoring and care, weaning litters, chimera test breeding, and records management.

In addition to excellent communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work in a team –oriented environment, the successful candidate will have a general knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, transgenic or targeted animal models, and experimental techniques.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in biology, or a related field; a general knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, and associated laboratory techniques; experience in handling small animals; and a minimum of one year of experience and demonstrated proficiency in either pronuclear or blastocyst injections.

Application Instructions: To be considered for a research position, please submit (1) a current resume, (2) an official undergraduate/graduate transcript, and (3) at least two letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

 

Senior Administrative Assistant

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a uniquely talented individual who can provide the highest quality administrative support to a principal investigator and members of a scientific research laboratory.    

The successful candidate will have excellent computer skills to develop and maintain a website; an advanced knowledge of Microsoft and Apple products; a documented record of punctuality and dependability; outstanding organization and communication skills; the ability to effectively multi-task in a team-oriented environment; and an excellent command of the English language to include experience in composing correspondence, editing material, and teaching writing skills and other forms of communications.  The selected candidate must be detail-oriented and well organized to relieve the principal investigator of numerous day-to-day administrative duties.

Requirements include an undergraduate degree in business, English, or a related area and at least one year of relevant experience.

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