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Associate Scientist - REQID0002180

Cells, Tissues, and Organoids |

Job ID: REQID0002180

The Cells, Tissues and Organoids Center at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for an Associate Scientist to provide advanced cell services to research groups at SIMR. This support will cover all aspects of our pipeline, from sample handling, performing experiments, and report writing, as well as discussing experimental design and explaining results.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Performing all tasks associated with basic to complex SOPs, with a high proficiency and minimal supervision after all trainings
  • Proficiency in performing collaborative scientific research work, analyzing data, and presenting data/results
  • Planning project milestones and reporting conclusions or deliverables
  • Participation in the scheduling and delivering of cell lines as requested
  • Ability to perform quality control assays, such as sterility, endotoxin, mycoplasma, and others as needed
  • Evaluating newly introduced cell lines
  • Responding to researcher requests for service and offering trainings
  • Attending related cell culture symposiums in order to stay abreast of new research and techniques, and bringing knowledge back to share with the group
  • Other lab duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree in cell/molecular biology or a related field
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated cell culture experience working in a scientific laboratory setting
  • Gene editing and transfection experience is preferred
  • 3D organoids and stem cell culture experience is preferred
  • Primary cell culture experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous managerial experience is preferred, but not required

The successful candidate will be a self-starter willing to commit the required effort to accomplish objectives and identify opportunities. Candidates should demonstrate solid problem-solving skills with the ability to think “outside the box” and innovatively. The ability to effectively prioritize one’s workload and manage changes in direction and priority is essential. Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in work product will be vital. Successful candidates will be a team player who demonstrates and fosters a partnering attitude, while simultaneously being willing to challenge team members to strive to achieve goals.


Application Instructions: To apply, please submit the requested documents to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110

Requested Documents:

  • Current CV
  • Cover Letter
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