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.


Administrative Assistant/Senior Administrative Assistant

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has a current opening for a full-time administrative assistant to provide high-level administrative support and perform accounting tasks in an office setting.

Responsibilities include greeting prospective and current donors, auditors, bankers and other Institute guests; communicating on behalf of the CFO with Institute board members; maintaining files, composing correspondence and other miscellaneous duties to ensure smooth office operations; ordering supplies and equipment; establishing and maintaining a team website on the Stowers intranet, establishing and maintaining team databases and spreadsheets, coordinating registration and travel arrangements to meetings and conferences; assisting accounts payable team, bank reconciliations and schedules; and performing other accounting support duties as necessary.

In addition to excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellent organization skills, a high level of attention to detail, superb professionalism and customer service, the ability to multitask, and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED and three years progressively responsible administrative support and accounting clerk experience. Applicants with college coursework are encouraged to apply. Experience with Oracle ERP 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

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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.


Research Technician

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The Stowers Institute is currently seeking a Research Technician to provide assistance in the Molecular Biology Core facility.

Responsibilities include performing PCR-based site-directed mutagenesis reactions, gel-electrophoresis, bacterial transformations, DNA purification and clone isolation; using Excel and computer systems to organize and track projects, using sequence comparison software to design primers and analyze data and using robotics when the workload demands it.

The successful candidate will have excellent organizational skills, a good attention to detail, good communication skills, a good aseptic technique and be motivated to work independently while still working together as a team.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, or genetics, and prior experience in a laboratory setting.

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.


Research Technician

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The Stowers Institute is currently seeking a Research Technician to provide assistance in the Molecular Biology Core facility.

Responsibilities include performing PCR, gel-electrophoresis, fragment-assembly cloning, bacterial transformations, DNA purification, and clone isolation; using Excel and computer systems to organize and track projects; using sequence analysis software to design and build new vectors and analyze sequence data.

The successful candidate will have excellent organizational skills, a good attention to detail, good communication skills, a good aseptic technique and be motivated to work independently while still working together as a team.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, or genetics, and prior experience in a laboratory setting.

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.


Security Officer

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for the position of Security Officer to assist with maintaining a safe and secure environment; greeting and assisting members, visitors and guests; protecting the physical assets of the Institute; and responding to emergencies. This position is for an individual who is available to work three ten-hour weekday shifts with one ten-hour weekend shift.

The minimum requirements include high school diploma or GED; eligibility for an Armed Class A Patrol Agent license with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department; the ability to be certified in CPR with AED and Basic First Aid, and intermediate computer skills, to include a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook. A minimum of five years of law enforcement or security experience, and a general knowledge of CCTV and access control operations is preferred.

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.


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.