Postdoctoral Research - Postdoctoral Life

If you choose to join the Stowers Institute as a postdoctoral researcher, your decision is obviously mainly based on the scientific opportunities it provides. We do recognize, however, that life is all not all about work. Currently, more than 100 postdocs from 20 different nations work at the institute creating a young, energetic atmosphere. 

Living in Kansas City
"Kansas City, Missouri ... known for its barbecue and jazz, combines classic attractions—a top art museum among them—with a new emphasis on nightlife in a revitalized city center."

– National Geographic Traveler

Kansas City, a city split along state lines, offers something for everyone: World-class museums, a booming arts district, smoky jazz, raspy blues, tangy barbecue and plenty of open spaces to roam. So it might not come as big surprise that Kansas City—as the only city in the U.S.—made it onto Frommer’s 2012 list of top ten destinations worldwide. The only U.S. city to get the nod, it rubs shoulders with celebrated locales such as the Caribbean island of Curacao and Girona, Italy. LEARN MORE…


Cost of Living
And best of all, Kansas City is a very affordable place to live. According to CNN’s and Sperling’s a $39K starting salary in Kansas City is equivalent to $86K in Manhattan, $65K in San Francisco and $53K in Boston or San Diego. For more comparisons, go to CNN or Sperling’s BestPlaces.