Current Openings

  • Electron Microscopy Specialist
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Maintenance Helper

 

Application materials may be submitted to careers@stowers.org


Electron Microscopy Specialist

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for an Electron Microscopy (EM) Specialist. This position will provide electron microscopy (TEM, SEM, HPF, AFS, ImmunoEM, ultramicrotomy) services including specimen preparation, fixation, and processing, to scientific researchers.

Major responsibilities of the position include: Providing high quality EM services upon on biological samples using established protocols; using and maintaining microscopes and ancillary equipment; assisting  with specimen preparation and completing sample preparation including sample receipt, fixation, processing, and embedding; developing protocols to improve EM services; training users on techniques and equipment related to EM; developing seminars and/or presentations for internal training on EM related subject matter; purchasing supplies and maintaining stock list; and maintaining records/archives of  EM lab operations; performing other duties as required.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field with several years of EM experience in a research environment.  Proven expertise with biochemical, molecular biology, and genomic techniques is required. 

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


Laboratory Assistant

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a part-time Laboratory Assistant to assist a Laboratory Manager with routine organization and lab maintenance.

Responsibilities include inventory of lab consumables and reagents such as tips, tubes, gloves, and sterile water; ordering supplies as needed; lab organization and cleaning; assisting in the maintenance of minor equipment and associated supplies; autoclaving of tubes, pipets, etc.; and other duties as required.

In addition to excellent communication skills and the ability to function in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will be able to receive and accurately follow instructions with a high level of attention to detail.

Minimum requirements include current enrollment in an undergraduate program in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field, and prior experience with using good laboratory practices and appropriate aseptic techniques.

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.


Maintenance Helper

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The Stowers Institute has an opening for a maintenance helper. this position will provide assistance to the maintenance team members performing renovations, repairs, or mechanical preventative maintenance work and other building and grounds services.

Major responsibilities include: assist maintenance engineers, yard crew, and carpenters, replace light bulbs, change air filters, assist with snow removal, and planting/mulching/mowing in the summer months. Clean mechanical areas. Assist Technical Services team with equipment relocation. Other duties as assigned.

A minimum high school diploma or GED is required. Prior experience or training in the building trades including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and/or automotive engineering 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.