Current Openings

 

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 individual with basic science interests and knowledge to fill an administrative support role in a scientific research laboratory.

Primary responsibilities include performing a variety of administrative duties associated with the activities of a busy research laboratory environment such as purchasing, accounting, calendar management, project tracking, editing scientific papers, and other duties as assigned.

In addition to outstanding communication skills and the ability to effectively multi-task in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate should have advanced experience using various office software (MS Office, iCloud etc.); excellent English writing and editing; and skills in accounting software.

Minimum requirements include at least three years of experience providing administrative support in a rigorous office environment providing progressively responsible administrative support.

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


General Maintenance Engineer

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The Stowers Institute has an opening for a General Maintenance Engineer to maintain and keep mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems operational at all times.

Responsibilities include general mechanical repairs such as greasing motors; replacing air handler filters, belts, and pumps; electrical repairs which could include replacing lamps and ballasts, defective switches and outlets; repairing plumbing including leaks and clearing of drain lines and toilets; maintaining and/or repairing boilers, chillers and other a/c equipment, testing water treatment levels and adding appropriate chemicals, or blowing down and testing safety valves on boilers; cleaning of mechanical areas such as the boiler room, maintenance shop, and mechanical areas to include painting of piping and equipment; and utilizing the Johnson Controls Metasys building automation system to monitor and control the Institute's mechanical and electrical systems.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to effectively work independently and in a team-oriented environment, an excellent work history to reflect reliability and attention to detail, and a good working knowledge of equipment repair and maintenance.

Position Requirements: Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and a Missouri class "A" Operating Engineers License. Knowledge of Johnson Controls Metasys system is preferred.

Applicant Instructions: To be considered for this position, please submit (1) a current resume, (2) proof of applicable licensure, and (3) at least two letters of recommendation from previous employers 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 a position available 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.

Position Requirements: 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 (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.


Postdoctoral Research Associates

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The Bazzini lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research (http://www.stowers.org/) has two openings for postdoctoral researchers to address fundamental questions in biology related to how genes are regulated and how that regulation controls vertebrate development.

The lab is particularly interested in unraveling: how translation can affect mRNA stability (codon optimality); how mRNA translation is regulated during development by molecular factors such Long Non-coding RNAs and RNA binding proteins (Bazzini et al, Science, 2012); and identifying the biological role of small translated ORFs in vertebrates (Bazzini et al, EMBO, 2014).  

Candidates will be using zebrafish embryos and human cells, performing genome-wide gene expression analyses at mRNA (RNA-sequencing) and translational levels (ribosome profiling). CRISPR-Cas9 system will be intensively used for genome editing as well as multiple molecular biology techniques.

One of the positions will demand stronger knowledge of computational biology, including command of UNIX and R or other programming languages. Experience in handling large-scale sequence data would be ideal. Candidates should be interested in gene regulatory networks, evolution or genomics.

Another position will require a strong molecular biology background. Experience in data analysis (UNIX, R) or high-throughput screening is desirable but not a requirement. Candidates should be interested in RNA biology, gene discovery function or development.

Candidates MUST have the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (less than a page) that includes a short summary of interests, a CV (3 pages max), and the contact information of 3 professional references to Dr. Ariel Bazzini ariel.bazzini@yale.edu

Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled.  The positions are available from October 1, 2016. 


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 System (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 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 timely manner. The current LIMS system has 30 individual modules with common Symfony/EXTJS framework.

Position Requirements: 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. Those with prior experience in Symfony, EXTJS and PHPUnit 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.


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; and protecting the physical assets of the Institute. Responsibilities include greeting and assisting members, visitors and guests; monitoring the closed-circuit television system, access control, and security alarm systems for the campus; patrolling all outside grounds, parking areas, and interior buildings of the Institute by motor vehicle and/or on foot; responding to calls for service which may involve equipment alarm events, contacting suspicious persons/vehicles, responding to fire, medical and chemical spill emergencies; and other duties as assigned. 

Position Requirements: In addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills, the successful candidate must be able to work three (3) 12-hour weekday shifts plus an additional four-hour shift on the weekend with minimal supervision; and maintain a service-oriented demeanor at all times.

The minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED; five years of law enforcement or security experience; ability to obtain an Armed Class A Patrol Agent license with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department; certification or the ability to be certified in CPR with AED and Basic First Aid; and intermediate computer skills, to include Microsoft Word and Outlook; 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