Current Openings

 

 

Application materials may be submitted to careers@stowers.org


Laboratory Animal Technician

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Laboratory Animal Technician to assist in maintaining and monitoring animal husbandry, health, production, and the physical surroundings in various animal care environments. This is a temporary position that may not exceed six months.

Responsibilities include maintaining and monitoring animal husbandry, animal health, animal production, and physical well-being to include cage changing as required, assisting with restraint, handling, and manipulation of various animal species, disposal of hazardous chemicals and materials; ensuring adequate supply levels in animal holding rooms per current stock list; unloading autoclaves and VHP room as needed; maintaining accurate recordkeeping; complying with all standard operating procedures and quality assurance standards; and adhering to established protocols.

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent.  Preference will be given to those with prior animal caretaking experience, and/or AALAS certification at the assistant technician level. 

Application Instructions: To apply, send a resume and cover letter to careers@stowers.org or to the Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E. 50th St., Kansas City, MO 64110.


Animal Technician (Aquatics Facility)

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is seeking a part-time Laboratory Technician to assist with weekend 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 (1) a current resume and (2) 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 (Reptiles & Aquatics)

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a full-time Laboratory Technician in the Reptile & Aquatics Facility working with a variety of lizard and fish species. Primary duties include providing routine care and husbandry including feeding, water exchanges, cage cleaning, and health monitoring. Other duties include 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 regulatory inspections. 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 animals 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 resume and (2) 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 Specialist/Bioinformatician

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The Stowers Institute has an opening for a Research Specialist/Bioinformatician to support the computational biology needs of the Zeitlinger lab. The lab uses high-throughput sequencing assays to decode genome information and understand the mechanisms by which this information is read by the cell.

Primary duties include: Processing and managing high-throughput sequencing data (e.g. ChIP-seq, RNA-seq), creating customized computational scripts to transform, visualize, and analyze large biological data sets, and working as part of a research team to develop new experimental approaches, test biological hypotheses and bring the results to publication.

The ideal candidate is fluent in Unix and R, has a background in biology, and strong analytical and problem solving skills. Familiarity with statistical methods and machine learning is a bonus.

The minimum requirements are a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, computational sciences, or a related field, or an undergraduate degree in one of these fields with two years of working experience in a related field.

Application Instructions: To apply, send resume, transcripts, and statement of interest to careers@stowers.org and jbz@stowers.org

 


Research Technician

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician to conduct research on cell division and chromosome segregation using genetic, biochemical and cell-biological approaches.

Responsibilities include DNA subcloning, PCR, handling and transformation of yeast cells, and microscopy.

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 and microbiology methods. Knowledge of genetics is desirable. Experience with live cell imaging is advantageous.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or a related field, and prior 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, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110