Current Openings

  • Administrative Assistant/Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Application Administrator/Developer
  • Maintenance Helper
  • Research Technician
  • Senior Communications Specialist
  • Web Specialist

 

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 Administrative Assistant or Senior Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support in a laboratory or administrative environment.

Primary responsibilities include answering phones, greeting guests, and distributing mail; maintaining a current status of the budget, including grant funds; ordering supplies and equipment; establishing and maintaining an inventory of supplies and equipment purchases; coordinating the submission of manuscripts to scientific journals according to specific requirements; establishing and maintaining files and records for efficient operations; establishing and maintaining websites; establishing and maintaining databases; coordinating registration and travel arrangements; composing and editing correspondence; preparing research grants for final submission to granting agencies; and providing support as needed to other administrative assistants and/or lab members.

In addition to outstanding communication skills and the ability to effectively multi-task in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will have a background in using scientific terminology; experience in English composition/editing; and administrative support skills in accounting/bookkeeping, office management, purchasing, composing correspondence, editing scientific material, and advanced computer skills.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in a science-related area, plus one year of experience providing administrative support in a research-oriented environment or graduation from an accredited high school and five years of progressively responsible administrative support experience in a  scientific environment with knowledge of procedures, supplies, and equipment common to a research laboratory environment.

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.


Application Administrator/Developer

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The Stowers Institute has an opening for an Application Administrator/Developer to design and deploy Atlassian Software Stack to increase performance and stability, allow for multi-team use, and effectively optimize efficiency of operations.

Responsibilities include administration of Atlassian Application Suite; development and support of application process workflows; plan and schedule upgrades and enhancements for Atlassian and LIMS applications; coordination of releases between multiple LIMS development teams—or  develop automated release processes with bamboo. 

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in computer science or equivalent discipline and experience with JavaScript; Atlassian Applications; process automation; software development life cycle; Linux OS; relational database design and development (My SQL, etc.); and a working knowledge of HTML5/CSS.

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.


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.


Research Technician

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is currently seeking a Research Technician to perform scientific and support 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; mixing and dispensing media; ordering, receiving, stocking, and keeping an inventory of chemicals, reagents, and other laboratory supplies; and other duties as assigned. 

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 laboratory tasks.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences or a related field and prior laboratory experience.  Those with previous experience working with aquatic animals are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit (1) a current CV (2) at least two letters of recommendation and (3) official transcripts to careers@stowers.org to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


Senior Communications Specialist

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Senior Communications Specialist to create and produce multiple media products and work with other scientists to translate the technical aspects of research.   

Responsibilities include coordinating all aspects of the Institute’s video series; developing video concepts; holding pre-interviews with featured researchers; and leading the storyboarding process with guidance from the video production crew; interacting closely with the Science Communications team to ensure that the creative direction of videos stay within the Institute’s guidelines and vision of the project; preparing researchers for on-camera interviews and guiding the interview process during filming to ensure an appropriate level of scientific complexity; overseeing the development of supporting illustrations, animations, and voiceovers as needed in close collaboration with members of the Science Communications and video production teams;  editing, reviewing, and coordinating approval processes; developing supplementary content for an online portal for the video series on the public website; assisting the web designer with online portal design, launch and ongoing video release; participating in Science Communications team meetings and contributing to other projects and tasks as needed.

In addition to outstanding communication skills and the ability to effectively function in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will have the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in science, communications with a scientific focus, or a related area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience and a minimum 5 years’ experience in the production of scientific multimedia.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit (1) a current CV (2) at least two letters of recommendation and (3) official transcripts to careers@stowers.org to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


Web Specialist

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Web Specialist who will work as a member of a web team to support internal and external web systems and assist in the development of new features for Stowers Institute websites. The individual in this role will often operate as a liaison between users and web team members.

Primary responsibilities include working with users to understand user needs and requirements for internal and external web systems; identifying technical solutions and works with other web team members to implement solutions; providing user training, support, and documentation; evaluating and advocate usability and user experience (UX); managing web content; operating effectively as a team member of Science Communications; performing other duties and provides assistance to web team members as needed and meeting expectations and deliverables on time and with high quality

In addition to  a strong aptitude for customer service and user support, as well as accuracy, attention to detail, and excellent communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation), the successful candidate must have the ability to interact successfully with users of a broad range of technical abilities and the ability to continuously monitor industry standards, practices, and technologies, and, furthermore, the ability to research, recommend, and apply new technologies as they emerge.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalent education and work experience. Experience in the design and maintenance of dynamic web solutions using content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress. Experience in providing customer service and user support, and knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite.

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.