Current Openings

Application Programmer

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research currently has an opening for an Application Programmer who will work as part of the Application Development 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.  

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 PHP7, 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, PHPUnit, and Atlassian products 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.

Environmental Health & Safety Technician

The Stowers Institute has an opening for an Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Technician to promote and maintain a safe environment for members and guests.

Responsibilities include providing support for a comprehensive EH&S program to include work in the areas of regulated waste management, laboratory safety (chemical, biological, radiation), building maintenance and construction safety (electrical safety, confined spaces, fall protection, etc.), participation on the spill and first aid response teams, EH&S Auditing, 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 demonstrated record of working with accuracy, attention to detail, and little need for direct supervision.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in an Environmental Science, Health, or Safety related field; or an Associate's degree in a related field with at least two years relevant experience; or a diploma from an accredited high school and four or more years of relevant experience.  Prefer candidate with HAZWOPER Certification, First Aid / CPR / AED Certification, and DOT Training but will provide training as necessary.

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.

General Maintenance Engineer

The Stowers Institute has an opening for a General Maintenance Engineer to manage, operate and configure building automation and monitoring systems. This position will lead improvements and upgrades in building automation systems, monitoring systems, and HVAC mechanical systems for improved energy efficiencies and optimum system operation while maintaining required environmental conditions in the facility.

Responsibilities include identifying and prioritizing projects in accordance with impact on operational needs, energy efficiencies, and system optimization; interfacing directly with vendors and contractors in the implementation of projects; troubleshooting HVAC issues with the Plant Engineering & Maintenance team and working with the team to implement corrective action plans; diagnosing and repairing complex electronic control systems malfunctions requiring extensive knowledge of a variety of electronic or digital controls systems; testing and writing modification in building management information systems; training Plant Engineering and Maintenance team members in effective utilization of building automation and monitoring systems; mentoring and training selected team members in all technical aspects of BAS/HVAC projects and operations.

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 expertise in building automation systems including experience with Johnson Controls Metasys. SkySpark system familiarity preferred but not required.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience and 3 years industry experience.

Application 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.

Laboratory Animal Technician

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.

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. Weekend work and some holiday work will be required. Preference will be given to those with prior animal caretaking experience, and/or AALAS certification at the assistant technician level.

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.

Research Technician (Imaging)

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician to perform basic research in a laboratory working at the interface of imaging, developmental biology and cancer.

Responsibilities include the dissection of cellular and molecular mechanisms using molecular biology including PCR, cloning and vector construction, and RNA techniques including in situ hybridization and RT-PCR, interfaced with 2-photon and confocal microscopy. 

The successful candidate will have experience in a research laboratory setting and with widefield, confocal and 2-photon microscopy for image collection and image analysis, excellent organization and communication skills; attention to detail; and the ability to work in a team oriented environment.

Applicants must have an Master’s of Science degree in biology, molecular biology genetics, biochemistry or a related field,  or a Bachelor’s of Science in a related field with at least 1 year of laboratory experience.

Application Instructions:  For considerations to 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  1000 E 50th Street Kansas City, MO 64110.

Research Technician (LASF)

Research Technician

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician to support the Laboratory Animal Services.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining and monitoring animal husbandry and the physical surroundings within various animal care environments. The successful candidate will be able to follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or environments, which includes personnel entry; equipment and material processing into controlled areas; monitor and record daily animal health and production; perform methods of blood collection, tissue collection, and injections with accuracy; pair animals for timed-mating projects; maintain breeding colonies according to department standards; and assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species within a controlled environment.

In addition to excellent written and verbal communication and the ability to work in a team oriented environment, the successful candidate should have the physical capacity to lift and move 50 pounds as well as sit, stand, and move from place to place, as well as the ability to use scientific equipment and computers.

This position is a Tuesday through Saturday shift and will require some holiday shifts.

Minimum requirements include an Associate’s Degree or equivalent. The preferred candidate will have AALAS certification and/or experience in animal handling, husbandry, and production.

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.

Systems Administrator

The Stowers Institute has an opening for a Systems Administrator to maintain and operate computer systems in a Linux environment.

Responsibilities include installing, configuring and updating operating systems, databases, and software packages; monitoring and troubleshooting operations; programming and scripting scientific and administrative applications for use on Linux and Linux high performance clusters.

The successful candidate will possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, strong scripting skills in any common language (Perl, Bash, Python, Ruby), excellent documentation skills, experience with a High Performance Computing Cluster, experience with monitoring tools.

Candidates with experience in SAN architecture, blade servers, Apache and virtual hosting, NIS and Active Directory/LDAP integration, Puppet, Foreman, Katello, PXE, virtualization or Docker are highly encouraged to apply.

Minimum requirements include an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, two to five years of experience in cluster computing, and three to five years of Linux experience.

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.

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