Aquatics Supervisor

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an immediate opening for a full-time Aquatics Supervisor to oversee services provided by the cavefish facility.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in developing and modifying animal care policies, procedures, and practices which promote high-quality, cost-effective operation of the animal facility.
  • Participate in staff hiring; scheduling; conduct orientations and training; and facilitate staff development.
  • Interact with faculty, staff, and other departments to provide high quality, responsive animal care services.
  • Oversee efficiency and effectiveness of work assigned to direct reports.
  • Maintain supply and equipment inventory to sustain day-to-day operations.
  • Maintain accurate records including room logs, health reports, staff training, animal census, and other records as required.
  • Develop, implement, and update standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Conduct performance evaluation reviews for direct reports.
  • Coordinate animal procurement and receipt and oversee animal shipments.
  • Maintain colonies to meet researcher needs including rearing stocks, fish health assessments, and culturing of live feeds.
  • Prepare for all regulatory inspections and site visits including IACUC and AAALAC
  • Identify and report physical plant items or equipment in need of repair.
  • Provide oversight and maintenance of aquatic life support systems to maintain optimum water quality.


This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate to utilize and expand their knowledge of fish biology and aquaculture while also gaining exposure to various facets of biomedical research. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to provide leadership for effective teamwork.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related life science field (e.g., animal science, biology, microbiology, aquaculture)
  • Four years of experience in a aquatics research facility
  • Demonstrated knowledge of animal welfare regulations, fish biology, aquaculture, and genetics
  • Candidates with previous supervisory experience are especially encouraged to apply.
  • In addition, the candidate will be required to become LAT certified through AALAS.
  • Participation in and oversight of weekend, holiday, and on-call work will be required.
  • Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • The ability to lift at least fifty pounds
To Apply 

Submit the requested documents to or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

Requested Documents 
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter

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