Postdoctoral Research Associate

Evolutionary Genetics
Rohner Lab
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The Rohner Lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to develop an independent project investigating the molecular, genetic, and developmental mechanisms of how cavefish adapted to an environment where food is scarce or only seasonally available.


The candidate will receive strong support from the core facilities that provide advice, training and service to enhance the Institute’s interdisciplinary and collaborative research programs. Current core facilities are staffed by over 100 scientists with expertise in bioinformatics, cytometry, histology, imaging, microarray, next generation sequencing, transgenic and ES cell technologies, proteomics and molecular biology. The Stowers Institute offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.


The position is funded for up to five years in order to allow enough time to develop a research program/publication record that makes the postdoc a strong candidate for an independent position. The Rohner Lab has a strong commitment for mutual success and is dedicated to providing support for all lab members.


Minimum Requirements:

  • A doctoral degree in the life sciences, chemistry, or biomedical engineering
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, genomics, evodevo, physiology.

In addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills, successful candidates must be dynamic and highly motivated, work independently and creatively, able to work in a team-oriented environment, and proficient at problem solving.

To Apply 

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

Requested Documents 
  • Current CV
  • A brief Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 2 professional references

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