Current Openings

Application Programmer

The Stowers Institute has an opening for an Application Programmer who will work as part of the Application Development team.   

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and developing within a custom Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) using test-driven development (TDD) and continuous integration principles
  • Development and maintenance of applications for storing, tracking, and visualizing laboratory requests and data
  • Implementing fixes and improvements based on end-user feedback
  • Working with the development team using agile/scrum methodologies to develop and deliver software
  • Importantly, the developer will be in a user/customer facing role working directly with users and should be comfortable with providing a high-quality customer service experience.

 

Successful candidates will have strong communication skills and the ability to actively participate in interdisciplinary teams; the ability to prioritize management of projects/time; demonstrate the capability of high performance in independent work as well as in a team setting; maintain a high degree of initiative, accuracy, and attention to detail; and exhibit creative and out-of-the-box thinking skills.

Minimum requirements include:

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science or equivalent experience working in the IT or computer science fields
  • Experience with Object Oriented PHP7, Javascript
  • Experience with PHP and Javascript MVC frameworks
  • Relational database design and development (MySQL, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of HTML5/CSS

 

Additional preferred technical skills include experience with:

  • Symfony
  • Doctrine ORM
  • ExtJS
  • PHPUnit
  • Atlassian products (Jira, Bitbucket, Bamboo, Confluence)

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

Application Programmer

The Stowers Institute has an opening for an Application Programmer to provide expertise around the daily operation and development of cloud based applications, SharePoint, O365 & Atlassian stack which serving the needs the organization at large as part of our Intranet solution.

Additionally, the developer will work within a software development life cycle framework (Agile) to participate in the planning and prioritization of work within the team’s sprint cycle. 

Importantly, the developer will be in a user/customer facing role working directly with users and should be comfortable with providing a high-quality customer service experience and user training that facilitates positive interactions with for the intranet and team. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing, developing, documenting, and deploying Modern SharePoint solutions and apps
  • Providing technical expertise in identifying, evaluating, and developing effective procedures and systems requirements that meet business needs
  • Researching, testing, building, and coordinating the conversion and/or integration of new products based on Institute requirements
  • Addressing problems of systems integration, compatibility, and multiple platforms
  • Maintaining SharePoint farms and service applications at the enterprise level
  • Configuring and maintaining SharePoint site artifacts such as site collections, sites, document libraries, lists, and pages
  • Evaluating and recommending application software packages, application integration and testing tools
  • Working with the development team using agile/scrum methodologies to develop and deliver applications

 

Successful candidates will have strong communication skills and the ability to actively participate in interdisciplinary teams; the ability to prioritize management of projects/time; demonstrate the capability of high performance in independent work as well as in a team setting; maintain a high degree of initiative, accuracy, and attention to detail; and exhibit creative and out-of-the-box thinking skills.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in computer science or related field or least 1-3 years’ experience working in the IT or computer science fields AND proficiency or experience in a majority of the following technical skills:

Database and Programming

     Web Services, REST api's

     OAuth2, JSON Web Tokens (JWT)

     MS SQL, PostgreSQL knowledge, Emerging No SQL environments like Graph databases

     Programming Languages

     SharePoint framework (SPFX), Graph API, .Net, JavaScript, and PowerShell

     Node.js, Python, XML, Java (Groovy) - (Atlassian, Mediaflux environments)

     A .NET developer, in particular, needs some more skills: Proficiency with C#

     Strong understanding of the structure and logic of Object-Oriented programming

     Willing to work in LOW code environments (Power Apps, Power Automate)

IDE

     Microsoft’s Visual Studio

     JetBrain IDEs: ItelliJ, ReSharper

git Version Management

     Jira Software, Bitbucket

     gitHub

Cloud Platforms

     Microsoft Azure

     Azure Data Factory / SSIS / SSAS Skills

Administration experience

     SharePoint, Teams, Office Groups

     Atlassian (Jira, Confluence)

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

Application Quality Assurance Analyst

The Stowers Institute has an opening for an Application Quality Assurance Analyst. The selected candidate will oversee the quality assurance test process from a high level to aid in testing and documentation for a Laboratory Information Management System. Qualified candidates will have experience with all or most of the responsibilities listed below.

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing software requirements and software design documents to transform the information into test cases for various types of tests
  • Writing automated test scripts
  • Developing planned test data
  • Using knowledge and experience of full software life cycle
  • Participation in project review meetings and leading peer-review meetings of developed test materials
  • Performing formal tests and installing software applications
  • Executing manual and automated test cases and scripts
  • Writing problem and change reports
  • Performing regression testing
  • Reporting test results efficiently
  • Working with the development team using agile/scrum methodologies
  • Working closely with development team to convey the information needed to develop quickly with fewer iterations
  • Importantly, the analyst will be in a user/customer facing role working directly with users and should be comfortable with providing a high-quality customer service experience and user training that facilitates positive interactions with the intranet and team.

 

Successful candidates will have strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to actively participate in interdisciplinary teams; the ability to prioritize management of projects/time; demonstrate the capability of high performance in independent work as well as in a team setting; the ability to adapt and work in fast paced environment, maintain a high degree of initiative, accuracy, and attention to detail; and exhibit creative and out-of-the-box thinking skills.

Minimum requirements include:

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, computer information systems or a related field; or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of 2 years of quality assurance experience
  • Experience in SCRUM or similar sprint processes
  • Possesses superior analytical, problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Experience writing Selenium tests
  • Experience writing and performing manual test plans from development tickets

 

Additional preferred technical skills include:

  • Experience setting up Selenium for Continuous Integration
  • PHP Experience
  • Experience writing tests with Codeception
  • Experience writing tests for ExtJS

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

Infection Prevention Nurse (Part-Time Contractor)

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a part-time Infection Prevention Nurse in our Department of Infection Prevention (DIP). This position will be approximately 10 hours per week, with much of the work being performed from home.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring and providing timely responses to questions submitted to the DIP email account
  • Reviewing healthcare questionnaire surveys and intervening where needed
  • Reviewing COVID-19 test results and reporting back to employees
  • Reviewing and scheduling COVID-19 test results for employees who travel or are otherwise exposed
  • Assisting with mandatory COVID-19 testing days and occupational health screenings
  • Assisting in creating and reviewing protocols from the DIP
  • Maintaining HIPPA and confidentiality standards in all communications

In addition to excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently, the successful candidate will be familiar with outlook email, Microsoft office products, and have the ability to learn and operate ServiceNow software.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree or higher and both HIPPA and human subjects research training. Experience in infectious disease, emergency medicine, and/or ICU is preferred.

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

Manager of Financial Reporting

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Manager of Financial Reporting. This position ensures the accuracy of the Stowers Group of Companies (the Institute) financial records and is responsible for various monthly, quarterly and year-end reporting requirements. The candidate will be the subject matter expert for technical GAAP accounting matters. The candidate is a senior member of the Accounting team and will report to the Director of Accounting Operations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting staff in development and preparation of accurate and timely reporting materials for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Being a significant contributor to the Institute’s ERP evaluation and technology solution initiatives for Finance and Accounting.
  • Primary point of contact for the Institute’s annual audit by reviewing PBC’s, ensuring the consolidated financials comply with GAAP reporting guidelines, and working with external auditors.
  • The candidate will have primary responsibility for maintaining current knowledge of accounting standards, recommending changes when necessary, and preparation of accounting memos.
  • Understanding and developing reporting that bridges GAAP accounting and operational reporting. 
  • Completing monthly review of financial statements and supporting schedules.
  • Developing and preparing financial dashboards.
  • Leading certain year end activities.
  • Overseeing the annual tax return process by reviewing returns for accuracy and ensuring current tax regulations are followed. Will work directly with external accounting firm to file returns in a timely manner.
  • Managing performance review process including review of performance goals and regular and developmental feedback to staff.
  • Developing documentation for policies, procedures and processes.
  • Assisting to maintain and update internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Various ad-hoc projects as assigned.

 

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.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • A mix of 6-8 years of corporate and public accounting (audit) experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and CPA is required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Prior project experience implementing new accounting/finance technology solutions is a must.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Significant knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and financial practices.
  • Prior not-for-profit experience is preferred but not required.

 

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

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Post-Transcriptional Regulation)

The Bazzini Lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to address fundamental questions in biology related to post-transcriptional regulation.

The lab is particularly interested in unraveling molecular mechanisms to affect mRNA stability/translation and how those regulations can affect development or be related with human diseases.

Candidates should be interested in RNA, gene regulatory networks, development and/or genomics. Successful candidates will have the ability to work in a team-oriented environment as well as have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Minimum requirements include a doctoral degree in the life sciences and least one first author publication.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a cover letter (less than a page) that includes a short summary of interests, a CV (3 pages max), and the contact information of 3 professional references to Dr. Ariel Bazzini arb@stowers.org cc: careers@stowers.org

Postdoctoral Researcher in Neural Circuitry Studies

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to study neural circuit underlying innate social behaviors. The chosen candidate will participate in research in one or more of the following areas: the molecular mechanism of neural circuit specification, the development and plasticity of neural circuitry, and mapping of neural circuitry involved in specific behaviors. The lab employs a combination of methodologies including molecular genetics, single cell sequencing, fluorescent whole-brain imaging, optogenetic, chemicogenetic and behavioral techniques. More details, including selected publications, can be found at http://www.stowers.org/labs/yulab.asp.

Minimum requirements include a doctoral degree in the life sciences, chemistry, or biomedical engineering. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable but not required: molecular biology, developmental neuroscience, genetics, immunology, electrophysiology, and imaging.

In addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills, successful candidates must be highly motivated, work independently and creatively, committed to a scientific career, have the ability to work in a team-oriented environment, and be proficient at problem solving.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit (1) a brief cover letter and (2) a current CV, and (3) request 2 letters of professional reference to Dr. Ron Yu at yulab@stowers.org cc: careers@stowers.org.

Research Technician (LASF)

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician to assist in maintaining and monitoring animal husbandry, health, production, and the physical surroundings in various animal care environments.

Responsibilities include maintaining and monitoring animal husbandry, animal health, animal production, and physical well-being to include cage changing as required, assisting with restraint, handling, and manipulation of various animal species, disposal of hazardous chemicals and materials; ensuring adequate supply levels in animal holding rooms per current stock list; unloading autoclaves and VHP room as needed; maintaining accurate recordkeeping; complying with all standard operating procedures and quality assurance standards; and adhering to established protocols.

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent. Weekend work and some holiday work will be required. Preference will be given to those with prior animal caretaking experience, and/or AALAS certification at the assistant technician level.

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

Research Technician - Genome Engineering

The Genome Engineering Team has an opening for a full-time Research Technician to provide high-quality genome engineering services to scientific laboratories at the Stowers Institute.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing PCR
  • Gel-electrophoresis
  • DNA and RNA purification and quantification
  • Fragment-assembly cloning
  • Cell culture work
  • Use of Excel and online tools to track project information
  • Use sequence analysis software to:
    • Design primers
    • Select guideRNA target sites
    • Build homologous recombination constructs
    • Annotate genomic features
    • Analyze data
  • Other duties as assigned

 

The successful candidate will have excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills, the ability to pay close attention to details, superior written and verbal communication skills, a good aseptic technique and be motivated to work independently while still working together as a team.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, or other relevant field and prior experience in a laboratory setting.

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

Research Technician - Halfmann Lab

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician to join the Halfmann lab (http://research.stowers.org/halfmannlab/). The lab studies a newly discovered but fundamental feature of biology: the storage and release of energy through protein supersaturation in cells. This research has broad implications for aging, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The chosen candidate will contribute to the lab’s goals by conducting research on protein self-assembly using genetic, biochemical and cytological approaches.

Responsibilities include standard molecular biology tasks such as handling and transformation of bacteria and yeast, plasmid preparation, amplification of DNA by PCR, human cell culture passaging and transfections, and protein fractionation and immunodetection.

In addition to excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to function in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will have prior professional experience in a molecular biology or biochemistry lab. Experience with eukaryotic cell culture will be advantageous. Attention to detail, tenacity, and the ability to multitask effectively are particularly valued.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, cell biology, biophysics, or a related field, and prior relevant laboratory experience.

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

Research Technician - Li Lab

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a full-time Research Technician join the Linheng Li Lab (https://research.stowers.org/linhenglilab/index.html). The lab mainly focuses on the hematopoietic and intestinal systems to study stem cell development.

Primary responsibilities for this position include RNA isolation, tissue isolation, animal handling, tissue culture and immunostaining of cells. Additional responsibilities include biochemical procedures involving protein-protein interactions, and/or confocal microscopy.

The successful candidate will be familiar with current molecular methods including DNA preparation, PCR amplification, restriction digests, basic DNA cloning and sterile techniques for cell culture. Experience in microscopy, tissue culture methods and/or protein purification is beneficial.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s or Master’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 a current CV and cover letter to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

Research Technician - Media Prep

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician in our Media Preparation core facility.

Responsibilities include preparing reagents and media (yeast, microbiological) to standard specifications including pH, osmolality and antibiotic concentrations; modifying existing protocols to meet researchers’ requirements as needed; preparing and maintaining stock solutions for the media vending system; participating in the scheduling and delivery of finished products.

Additional responsibilities include troubleshooting new media formulations in cooperation with researchers; performing quality control checks on new raw materials; setting up and maintaining equipment and instruments; utilizing the LIMS system to organize, track and bill orders; assisting in the writing and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures; ordering raw materials and maintaining inventory; and assisting with other duties as required.

The successful candidate will have mastered a broad spectrum of basic laboratory techniques in general wet bench lab work and have excellent sterile technique; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, as well as exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Microbiology or similar life sciences, with at least one year of related experience.

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

Scientist - Proteomics

The Proteomics Team at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Scientist to provide biological mass spectrometry support to research groups at SIMR.  This support will cover all aspects of our pipeline, from sample handling, data acquisition, data analysis, and report writing, as well as discussing experimental design and explaining results. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are expected.

To fulfill such goals, the successful candidate should be able to regularly perform in all tasks associated with basic to complex SOPs, with a high proficiency not requiring supervision. The successful candidate will operate state-of-the-art liquid chromatography mass spectrometry systems and participate in instrument maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. The successful candidate should be proficient in performing collaborative scientific research work, analyzing data, and visualizing large and complex datasets. The successful candidate should be able to plan project milestones, report conclusions or deliverables with proficiency. Finally, the successful candidate will have opportunities to carry out independent research and/or development projects such as applying new technologies to specific biological questions.

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related field with several years of demonstrated experience working in a scientific laboratory setting.  Proven expertise in mass spectrometry via a strong publication record is preferred. 

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a cover letter that includes a short summary of interests, a CV, and the contact information of 2-3 professional references to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

Security Officer (Part-Time)

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Part-Time Security Officer to assist with maintaining a safe and secure environment and protecting the physical assets of the Institute. The officer will be assigned to work the following shifts:

Wednesday & Thursday 4:00pm to 4:00am (two 12 hour shifts)

Friday Evening 4:00pm to 10:00pm (one 6 hour shift)

The officer will have an opportunity to work additional hours covering for other SRM officers who may be taking vacation or sick leave. The officer will be expected to work at one and/or two locations for Stowers Institute of Medical Research locations; 1000 E. 50th and/or 8333 Hickman Mills, Kansas City, MO.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Greeting and assisting members, visitors and guests
  • Patrols:
    • Patrol all outside grounds, parking areas, and interior buildings of the Institute by motor vehicle and/or on foot
    • Checking interior and exterior doors
    • Confronting suspicious individuals that may be loitering on the property
    • Report violations of company security, safety and procedural policies
    • Report hazardous conditions such as fire risk, water leaks, chemical spills and malfunctioning equipment
    • Respond to alarms received by the security desk
    • Raise and lower parking gates
  • Prepare daily written reports, submit investigatory findings, and produce other written documents when requested
  • Monitoring the closed-circuit television system, access control, security alarm systems, and other security equipment for the campus
  • Provide an emergency response and be prepared for emergencies that could occur by directing, coordinating, and carrying out the responses established by security management.
    • Example emergencies that may require officer response include: fire alarms, suspicious packages, hazardous material releases or spills, medical emergencies, mechanical or equipment failures, extreme weather or other criminal actions or threats to the Institute.
  • Other duties as assigned

In addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills, the successful candidate must maintain a service-oriented demeanor at all times. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to communicate and engage individuals in a professional, friendly and courteous manner. Security personnel play a public relations role and are a direct representation of Stowers Resource Management as they perform their protection duties. Candidates must also be able to work the required shift with minimal supervision.

 

Minimum Requirements Include:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Posses a valid driver’s license
  • Five years of law enforcement or security experience preferred
  • Must obtain a Class A Armed Patrol Agent License with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department (refer to this website for details: http://kcmo.gov/police/private-security-officers/ )
  • Certification or the ability to be certified in CPR with AED and Basic First Aid
  • Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Teams and Outlook
  • A demonstrated familiarity with operating various security systems is preferred, including the electronic security access control system, security surveillance system and the various sub-systems (textcaster, assist stations, etc.)

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

Senior Accountant

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Senior Accountant. This position will be the financial liaison between GAAP Accounting and Operations reporting for the Stowers Group of Companies. The candidate is a member of the Accounting team and will report to the Director of Accounting Operations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Significant contributor for accounting and finance technology solution project implementations.
  • Assisting with the Institute’s annual audit by preparing PBC’s, consolidated financials and footnotes. 
  • Preparing accurate and timely journal entries for both the GL and Operations accounting systems.
  • Reconciling GL and operations systems, researches and corrects variances.
  • Understanding and developing reporting that bridges GAAP accounting and operational reporting. 
  • Leading the annual fixed asset audit.
  • Reviewing Staff Accountant’s journal entries for accuracy and posting to the GL system.
  • Reconciling GL accounts, analyzing activity and following up on issues when needed. 
  • Coordination of year-end accruals.
  • Assisting in the annual tax return process by completing Form 990.
  • Contributing to the development of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Various ad-hoc projects as assigned.

 

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.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and CPA is required.
  • 5-7 years of related experience.
  • Prior project experience implementing new accounting/finance technology solutions is preferred.
  • Prior experience in a major ERP system is preferred.
  • Extensive Excel knowledge.
  • Prior not-for-profit experience is preferred.

 

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current resume and cover letter 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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