Current Openings

  • Administrative Assistant/Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Electron Microscopy Specialist
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Maintenance Helper
  • Senior Accountant
  • Senior Research Technician

 

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 experience in English composition/editing; and administrative support experience in accounting/bookkeeping, office management, purchasing, composing correspondence, editing scientific material, and advanced computer skills.  

Minimum requirements include graduation from an accredited high school and five years of progressively responsible administrative support experience in a business, medical, or scientific environment; or an undergraduate degree in a science-related area, plus one year of experience providing administrative support in a research-oriented 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.


Electron Microscopy Specialist

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for an Electron Microscopy (EM) Specialist. This position will provide electron microscopy (TEM, SEM, HPF, AFS, ImmunoEM, ultramicrotomy) services including specimen preparation, fixation, and processing, to scientific researchers.

Major responsibilities of the position include: Providing high quality EM services upon on biological samples using established protocols; using and maintaining microscopes and ancillary equipment; assisting  with specimen preparation and completing sample preparation including sample receipt, fixation, processing, and embedding; developing protocols to improve EM services; training users on techniques and equipment related to EM; developing seminars and/or presentations for internal training on EM related subject matter; purchasing supplies and maintaining stock list; and maintaining records/archives of  EM lab operations; performing other duties as required.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field with several years of EM experience in a research environment.  Proven expertise with biochemical, molecular biology, and genomic techniques is required. 

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.


Laboratory Assistant

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a part-time Laboratory Assistant to assist a Laboratory Manager with routine lab maintenance and organization.

Responsibilities include inventory of lab consumables and reagents such as tips, tubes, gloves, and sterile water; ordering supplies as needed; lab organization and cleaning; assisting in the maintenance of minor equipment and associated supplies; autoclaving of tubes, pipets, etc.; and other duties as required.

In addition to excellent communication skills and the ability to function in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will be able to receive and accurately follow instructions with a high level of attention to detail.

Minimum requirements interest in working in a laboratory environment. High school diploma or GED.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current resume and 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.


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.


Senior Accountant

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The Stowers Institute has an opening for a Senior Accountant.  This person will apply generally acceptable accounting principles and financial analysis experience to accomplish accounting and financial reporting.  The financial statement preparation is for a multiple company environment that includes non-profits and for-profit entities.

Responsibilities include a wide variety of accounting and finance areas such as journal entries, general ledger reconciliations, monthly and annual audit closing schedules, budget reporting, tax return schedules, financial analysis, and other accounting functions, as assigned. 

The successful candidate will have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); strong financial statement preparation and analysis experience; outstanding computer skills including Excel and ERP platforms; the ability to work in a team-oriented environment and exhibit strong communication and inter-personal skills.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or a related field and at least two years of professional level experience in public, corporate, or nonprofit accounting.  CPA designation is desirable, but not required.

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.


Senior Research Technician

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The Stowers Institute has an opening in a PI lab for a Senior Research Technician to participate in cutting-edge biomedical research that focuses on molecular and behavioral neurobiology and uses Drosophila as a model organism.

Primary responsibilities include conducting a wide variety of complex research experiments according to established protocols using advanced equipment or techniques; developing new and innovative procedures to reach objectives. writing protocols according to established guidelines. maintaining laboratory notebook and prepares written or oral progress reports. participating in laboratory meetings, planning sessions, and journal clubs as required; providing training on laboratory techniques and procedures; troubleshooting and training others on use of complex scientific equipment; organizing and maintaining lab materials and reagents (including all antibodies, kits, etc); making common buffers; maintaining the cell line for the lab; and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will be able to work independently and motivated to  engage in a rigorous research program; have excellent written and verbal communication skills; and have the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in biology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related area and at least four years of scientific research experience. Experience with biochemistry, basic molecular biology and genetics is required.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current resume, 2 letters of recommendation and transcripts to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.