Current Openings

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Laboratory Technician – Aquatics Facility
  • Oracle Applications Analyst
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Research Technician
  • Research Technician I
  • Research Technician I
  • Research Technician II
  • Senior Administrative Assistant

 

Application materials may be submitted to careers@stowers.org


Administrative Assistant

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for an Administrative Assistant to provide support for a Principal Investigator and members of the research team. 

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to maintaining reference libraries and requesting inter-library loan articles, preparing and processing data for publication, coordinating the submission of manuscripts to scientific journals, scanning lab notebooks; maintaining the department’s website; ordering supplies and maintaining inventories, databases and records that permit efficient operations; processing expense reimbursements; preparing itineraries for visiting scientists, scheduling appointments; coordinating travel arrangements and conference registrations; distributing mail and preparing outgoing shipments; answering phones and coordinating visits by external scientists.

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

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in a science-related area.  Experience providing administrative support in a research-oriented environment is desired but not essential.

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

 

Laboratory Technician – Aquatics Facility

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The Stowers Institute is currently seeking a part-time Laboratory Technician to assist in the Aquatics facility.  This position is scheduled for weekend work.

Responsibilities include care of Zebrafish involving preparing diets; feeding and health monitoring; cleaning and disinfection of rooms and equipment; water quality monitoring; record keeping; and assisting other members of the team in daily duties.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work closely with other team members.              
Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED, and an interest in laboratory or animal science.  Those with previous experience in caring for aquatic organisms are highly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit (1) a current CV 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.

 

Oracle Applications Analyst

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The Stowers Institute has an opening for an individual to work with accounting, finance, procurement, and IT to design, develop, and maintain Oracle EBS R12 applications to support strategic and financial initiatives.

Responsibilities include working as a liaison between business users and technical team in the daily support of Oracle R12 applications; work closely with business users to understand business processes and requirements; troubleshooting and resolving application issues; create and perform functional testing of all system defects and enhancements; developing custom ad-hoc reports using the Oracle Discoverer reporting tool; and consulting with Oracle Support to take full advantage of the system.

In addition to outstanding communication skills, strong problem-solving ability, and effective project leadership, the successful candidate will have functional and technical experience in designing and testing EBS application solutions for multiple modules, the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously; as well as the ability to work with IT to transform business requirements into state-of-the-art applications in a team-oriented environment. 

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in business, computer science, or a field related to the position and at least two years’ experience in applications support for Oracle EBS (R12 preferred) modules.  Knowledge and experience with SQL is desirable.

Application Instructions: 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.     

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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The Gerton Laboratory at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has a current opening for a postdoctoral research associate who will focus on a project using HDAD8 mutant mice as a model for defects associated with Cornelia de Lange syndrome. Highly motivated individuals holding a Ph.D. degree and who have training in mouse development and genetics are invited to apply.

The Stowers Institute is a state-of-the-art research medical research organization with an excellent postdoctoral research program and a very competitive compensation package.

Application Instructions:  To apply please submit a current CV, a brief statement of research interests and experience, and at least two letters of recommendation to jeg@stowers.org

 

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

In addition to excellent communications skills and the ability to function in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will have experience with a Version Control System, Agile/Scrum development, and a PHP framework.

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.  Candidates with prior experience in Symfony, EXTJS and PHPUnit are highly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions: Please submit (1) a current resume and (2) at least two letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.orgor 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 has an opening for a Research Technician in a PI laboratory to support research into the molecular pathways of leukemogenesis.

Primary responsibilities include using biochemistry and molecular biology techniques and maintaining lab equipment and supplies.

In addition to being self-motivated and well-organized with excellent communication skills, the successful candidate will be able to effectively function in a team-oriented environment; and will be highly motivated and interested in participating in independent biomedical research projects.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, or a related field, a basic knowledge of biochemistry.

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 or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

 

Research Technician I

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician I to assist in maintaining and monitoring animal husbandry, health, production, post-operative care and the physical surroundings within the Laboratory Animal Services Facility (LASF).

Responsibilities include ensuring the proper inventory, care, feeding, and delivery of animals; sanitation of the equipment and facilities; procurement and storage of supplies; reviewing, comprehending, and complying with all SOPs and quality assurance standards; monitoring animal health and welfare while performing daily animal health observations and husbandry duties; assisting with restraint, handling, and euthanasia; performing plug checks, mating, weaning, tagging, tailing, and embryo harvest with accuracy, and to an investigator’s specifications; performing all technical procedures with accuracy including, but not limited to blood collection, tissue collection and dosing techniques; and performing pre and post-operative care of animals.

In addition to excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively work in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will have exemplary organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to complete daily work using existing SOPs, and the ability to work independently with a high level of accuracy.

Minimum requirements include an Associate’s degree in Animal Science or a related field, or equivalent education and/or experience, and previous animal caretaking experience.  Preference will be given for those already possessing AALAS certification at least at the LAT level, and to those with previous experience with timed matings and/or colony management.

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 or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

 

Research Technician I

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is currently seeking a Research Technician to perform basic scientific related 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 flatworms; grooming flatworms for specific procedures; mixing and dispensing flatworm 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 tasks in adherence with a laboratory schedule.

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 highly 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.

 

Research Technician II -Microinjection

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician II responsible for microinjection to support services provided by the Transgenic and Reproductive Technologies Group of the LASF.

Responsibilities include pronuclear microinjection of DNA, blastocyst injection of mouse embryonic stem cells, embryo transfer surgeries and procedures, miscellaneous small animal surgery, animal colony management, post-surgical animal monitoring and care, weaning litters, chimera test breeding, and records management.

In addition to excellent communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work in a team –oriented environment, the successful candidate will have a general knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, transgenic or targeted animal models, and experimental techniques.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in biology, or a related field; a general knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, and associated laboratory techniques; experience in handling small animals; and a minimum of one year of experience and demonstrated proficiency in either pronuclear or blastocyst injections.

Application Instructions: To be considered for a research position, please submit (1) a current resume, (2) an official undergraduate/graduate transcript, and (3) 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.

 

Senior Administrative Assistant

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a uniquely talented individual who can provide the highest quality administrative support to a principal investigator and members of a scientific research laboratory.    

The successful candidate will have excellent computer skills to develop and maintain a website; an advanced knowledge of Microsoft and Apple products; a documented record of punctuality and dependability; outstanding organization and communication skills; the ability to effectively multi-task in a team-oriented environment; and an excellent command of the English language to include experience in composing correspondence, editing material, and teaching writing skills and other forms of communications.  The selected candidate must be detail-oriented and well organized to relieve the principal investigator of numerous day-to-day administrative duties.

Requirements include an undergraduate degree in business, English, or a related area and at least one year of relevant experience.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit (1) a current CV 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.