Current Openings

Administrative Assistant / Senior Administrative Assistant

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for an individual with basic science interests and knowledge to fill an administrative support role in a scientific research laboratory.

Primary responsibilities include performing a variety of administrative duties associated with the activities of a busy research laboratory environment such as purchasing, accounting, calendar management, project tracking, editing scientific papers, and other duties as assigned.

In addition to outstanding communication skills and the ability to effectively multi-task in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate should have advanced experience using various office software (MS Office, iCloud etc.); excellent English writing and editing; and skills in accounting software.

Minimum requirements include at least three years of experience providing administrative support in a rigorous office environment providing progressively responsible administrative support.

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

Financial Analyst

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Senior Financial Analyst to provide analytical and reporting support for budget management, forecasting, and other information needs across the organization. This position reports to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis.

Primary responsibilities include preparing team and organization level budget reports, provide variance and statistical data analysis expertise to budget owners, prepare financial planning forecast models, provide support for the monthly and annual close process for project management, provide financial systems support for ERP and other platforms, and serve as a primary liaison on financial matters with Investigators and core heads.  

This position requires  positive collaborative relationships with others in the Finance/Accounting group and with our customers in the science and administrative teams.

The successful candidate will be able to develop, implement, and maintain reporting processes using Excel and ERP business intelligence tools, have experience exporting, importing, and manipulating data from database platform, strong acumen for using financial systems, the ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear manner to customers with non-financial backgrounds.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field, an MBA is highly desirable. Must also have three to five years of experience in budget management or financial planning & analysis, multiple years of experience working with relational database (ERP) platforms with Oracle as a preference, and have advanced Excel skills.

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

Laboratory Technician

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Laboratory Technician to support the department of Scientific Equipment.

Responsibilities include responding to requests for repairs and service; keeping scientific equipment in good working order by providing preventative maintenance and repairs; assisting with installing and moving equipment; providing training on the correct usage of equipment; and creating service reports in an equipment database.

In addition to excellent communication skills and the ability to provide high quality service in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will be highly motivated and have mechanical aptitude and a desire to repair equipment quickly and efficiently.

Minimum requirements include demonstrated mechanical ability through experience or coursework.

AA degree in Biotechnology or related field is preferred.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit (1) a current CV, (2) official transcripts, 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.

Laboratory Technician – Aquatics Facility

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 transcripts, 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.

Research Laboratory Coordinator

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research currently has an opening for a Research Laboratory Coordinator to assist with a wide variety of activities associated with the day-to-day operations of an independent research laboratory and provides skilled technical assistance to the Investigator and other laboratory members.

Primary responsibilities include coordinating and overseeing day-to-day operations such as: budgeting, reimbursements, conference registration and travel for PI; preparing and writing scientific papers, reviewing abstracts and manuscript drafts, assisting with grant writing and maintaining the lab website; organizing and maintaining the laboratory equipment, reagents, stocks; coordinating lab safety/compliance efforts; providing support and development on new techniques and research procedures.

In addition to excellent communications skills and the ability to function in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will have experience with basic research laboratory environment. Those with knowledge of general laboratory techniques, knowledge of chemical formulas and solubility, prior use of laboratory equipment and experience with the techniques and protocols needed to achieve desired experiment results are especially encouraged to apply.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in one of the life sciences, plus two to four years of related experience; or Master’s degree in one of the life sciences and at least one year of related experience.

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

Research Technician

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.

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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