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 a an individual to fill an  administrative support role in a laboratory or administrative environment.

Primary responsibilities  include a variety of purchasing, accounting, and administrative duties associated with the activities of a busy office environment.

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

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in a science-related area, plus one year of experience providing administrative support in a research-oriented environment or graduation from an accredited high school and five years of progressively responsible administrative support experience in a scientific environment with knowledge of procedures, supplies, and equipment common to a research laboratory 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.


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. 

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and a current Missouri class “A” Operating Engineers License.   Knowledge of Johnson Controls Metasys system is preferred. A Valid Driver’s License is required.

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 Technician - Aquatics

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a full-time Laboratory Technician in the Aquatics Facility to perform care and husbandry for zebrafish (Danio rerio). Primary duties include providing routine care and husbandry including feeding, water exchanges, tank cleaning, and health monitoring;  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 all regulatory inspections including, but not limited to, IACUC and AAALAC.

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

 


Research Technician

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The Proteomics Center at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician. This position works closely with scientists in the Proteomics Center to provide several important support services to ensure the full functioning of the Center on a day to day basis and facilitate mass spectrometry usage and maintenance. Furthermore, this position will be involved in ongoing research and development projects in the Center to advance our capabilities.

Primary responsibilities include regularly participating in tasks associated with basic to complex SOPs, under supervision; operating state-of-the-art mass spectrometry systems and maintaining troubleshooting and repairing instruments; performing collaborative experiments under supervision, in particular, to generate and analyze proteomics datasets.

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 Bachelor degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field with several years of demonstrated experience working in a scientific laboratory setting.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a cover letter that includes a short summary of interests, a CV, and the contact information of 2-3 professional references to careers@stowers.org.