Current Openings

Environmental Health & Safety Technician

The Stowers Institute has an opening for an Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Technician to promote and maintain a safe environment for members and guests.

Responsibilities include providing support for a comprehensive EH&S program to include work in the areas of regulated waste management, laboratory safety (chemical, biological, radiation), building maintenance and construction safety (electrical safety, confined spaces, fall protection, etc.), participation on the spill and first aid response teams, EH&S Auditing, and other duties as assigned.

In addition to excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of working with accuracy, attention to detail, and little need for direct supervision.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in an Environmental Science, Health, or Safety related field; or an Associate's degree in a related field with at least two years relevant experience; or a diploma from an accredited high school and four or more years of relevant experience.  Prefer candidate with HAZWOPER Certification, First Aid / CPR / AED Certification, and DOT Training but will provide training as necessary.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current resume and 2 letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

General Maintenance Engineer

The Stowers Institute has an opening for a General Maintenance Engineer to manage, operate and configure building automation and monitoring systems. This position will lead improvements and upgrades in building automation systems, monitoring systems, and HVAC mechanical systems for improved energy efficiencies and optimum system operation while maintaining required environmental conditions in the facility.

Responsibilities include identifying and prioritizing projects in accordance with impact on operational needs, energy efficiencies, and system optimization; interfacing directly with vendors and contractors in the implementation of projects; troubleshooting HVAC issues with the Plant Engineering & Maintenance team and working with the team to implement corrective action plans; diagnosing and repairing complex electronic control systems malfunctions requiring extensive knowledge of a variety of electronic or digital controls systems; testing and writing modification in building management information systems; training Plant Engineering and Maintenance team members in effective utilization of building automation and monitoring systems; mentoring and training selected team members in all technical aspects of BAS/HVAC projects and operations.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to effectively work independently and in a team-oriented environment, an excellent work history to reflect reliability and attention to detail, and expertise in building automation systems including experience with Johnson Controls Metasys. SkySpark system familiarity preferred but not required.

Minimum requirements include an undergraduate degree in Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience and 3 years industry experience.

Application Instructions: To be considered for this position, please submit (1) a current resume, (2) proof of applicable licensure, and (3) at least two letters of recommendation from previous employers to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

Laboratory Animal Technician

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Laboratory Animal 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 and 2 letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

Laboratory Technician - Aquatics

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a full-time Laboratory Technician in the Aquatics Facility to perform care and husbandry for zebrafish (Danio rerio). Primary duties include:  providing routine care and husbandry including feeding, water exchanges, tank cleaning, and health monitoring; developing and modifying animal care policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and practices which promote high quality, cost effective operation of the facility; interacting with faculty, staff, and other teams to provide high quality, responsive animal care services; monitoring supply and equipment inventory to sustain day-to-day operations; maintaining accurate records including: room logs, health reports, animal census, and other records as required; and preparing for all regulatory inspections.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work closely with other team members. Prior experience with fish is preferred.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’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 resume and 2 letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Glaucoma is a devastating retinal degenerative disease without effective treatments, and its causes remain elusive. Our laboratory uses mice as a model to study glaucoma pathogenesis at the molecular level. A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately to investigate glaucoma pathogenesis in mice. In addition, our laboratory also studies the molecular mechanisms underlying adult stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. The candidate also has a unique opportunity to investigate the potential of using stem cells to treat retinal degenerative diseases. Our research has been published in high-profile journals, including Science, Nature, Cell Stem Cell and PNAS. Preferably, the candidate has a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, developmental biology and/or genetics (research experience with mouse research and vision research is a plus). We offer highly competitive salary plus medical benefits. Our lab is accessible to state-of-art expert-run facilities, including high throughput sequencing, microarrays, proteomics, histology, FACS and imaging. For more information about the research in Dr. Xie’s laboratory, please visit the website: http://www.stowers.org/faculty/xie-lab. If interested and any questions, please send an email to Dr. Ting Xie at tgx@stowers.org.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current resume and 2 letters of recommendation to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

Research Technician (LASF)

Research Technician

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician to support the Laboratory Animal Services.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, maintaining and monitoring animal husbandry and the physical surroundings within various animal care environments. The successful candidate will be able to follow all procedures necessary to maintain animal housing areas or environments, which includes personnel entry; equipment and material processing into controlled areas; monitor and record daily animal health and production; perform methods of blood collection, tissue collection, and injections with accuracy; pair animals for timed-mating projects; maintain breeding colonies according to department standards; and assist with restraint, handling and manipulation of various animal species within a controlled environment.

In addition to excellent written and verbal communication and the ability to work in a team oriented environment, the successful candidate should have the physical capacity to lift and move 50 pounds as well as sit, stand, and move from place to place, as well as the ability to use scientific equipment and computers.

This position is a Monday through Friday shift and will require some holiday shifts.

Minimum requirements include an Associate’s Degree or equivalent. The preferred candidate will have AALAS certification and/or experience in animal handling, husbandry, and production.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current resume and 2 letters of recommendation 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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