Current Openings

  • Administrative Assistant/Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Histology Specialist
  • Laboratory Assistant – Aquatics Facility
  • Laboratory Assistant – Reptile Facility
  • Maintenance Helper
  • Research Technician
  • Senior Research Technician
  • Web Specialist

 

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 a background in using scientific terminology; experience in 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.orgor to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.


Histology Specialist

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Histology Specialist to provide high-quality histology services in a research-intensive environment.

Responsibilities include sample preparation including sample receipt, fixation, processing, embedding, microtomy and staining; operation and maintenance of histology prep and ancillary equipment; training researchers in the use of common equipment and preparation techniques; and development of protocols for specialized research histology projects.

In addition to the ability to effectively function in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate must have excellent vision; fine-motor skills to manipulate tiny tissue samples; excellent communication skills to interact with the research scientists; a familiarity with basic biology, cell biology or genetics; and a demonstrated knowledge of excellent laboratory skills and practices.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field and two years research experience using histology techniques. 

Candidates with experience in research histology, multiple model systems, and microtomy of bone and soft tissue are preferred.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current resume or CV 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 – Aquatics Facility

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is seeking a Laboratory Assistant to assist the Aquatics Facility starting in May 2015.

Responsibilities include care of zebrafish involving: preparing diets; feeding and health monitoring; cleaning and disinfection of tanks, rooms, and equipment; water quality monitoring; record keeping; and assisting facility members in daily duties.

Applicants should have or be working toward a university degree in a science related field and have an interest in laboratory animal science. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work closely with other team members. Prior aquatics experience is preferred but not 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 – Reptile Facility

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The Stowers Institute is currently seeking an Intern to assist in the Reptile Facility.

Primary responsibilities include:  preparing diets, feeding and health monitoring, cleaning and disinfection of rooms and equipment, egg collection, environmental parameter monitoring, record keeping, and assisting facility members in daily duties.

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of animal biology and have an interest in laboratory animal science. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work closely with other team members to accomplish required tasks. Work hours may vary. Prior reptile experience is preferred.

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.


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.


Research Technician

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is currently seeking a Research Technician to perform scientific and support 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 organisms; grooming aquatic organisms for specific procedures; mixing and dispensing 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 laboratory tasks.

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 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.


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.


Web Specialist

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Web Specialist who will work as a member of a web team to support internal and external web systems and assist in the development of new features for Stowers Institute websites. The individual in this role will often operate as a liaison between users and web team members.

Primary responsibilities include working with users to understand user needs and requirements for internal and external web systems; identifying technical solutions and works with other web team members to implement solutions; providing user training, support, and documentation; evaluating and advocate usability and user experience (UX); managing web content; operating effectively as a team member of Science Communications; performing other duties and provides assistance to web team members as needed and meeting expectations and deliverables on time and with high quality

In addition to  a strong aptitude for customer service and user support, as well as accuracy, attention to detail, and excellent communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation), the successful candidate must have the ability to interact successfully with users of a broad range of technical abilities and the ability to continuously monitor industry standards, practices, and technologies, and, furthermore, the ability to research, recommend, and apply new technologies as they emerge.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalent education and work experience. Experience in the design and maintenance of dynamic web solutions using content management systems such as Drupal or WordPress. Experience in providing customer service and user support, and knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite.

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