Current Openings

Accounting Specialist

The Stowers Institute has an opening for an Accounting Specialist.  This person will perform a variety of accounting processing functions, including payroll and expense reports for 500+ employees in a multiple company environment.

In addition to processing payroll and expense reports, responsibilities include a variety of accounting support functions related to accounts payable, billings and receivables, general account analysis and reconciliations, data entry, production of statements and reports, and other bookkeeping activities. 

In addition to outstanding communication skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will have prior experience processing payroll, an understanding of basic accounting principles, and have superior computer skills including Excel proficiency and experience working with ERP platforms.

Minimum requirements include an associate degree in accounting or a related field and/or at least four years of related experience in an accounting department.  CPP certification or experience with foreign national payroll taxation is a plus.

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

Cell Culture Technician

The Stowers Institute has an opening for a Cell Culture Technician.  This position will include weekend work.

Responsibilities include maintaining mammalian and insect cell lines; expanding cell lines to meet researchers requirements; cultivating cells on plates or in flasks, and in roller bottles and/or spinner flasks for larger-scale (10-100 liter) cultures; Participating in the scheduling and delivery of all cell lines as requested; preparing and maintaining cell bank and managing storage database as required; quality control assays such as freeze test, sterility test, serum and mycoplasma testing, and others as needed; evaluating newly introduced cell lines for mycoplasma, bacterial, mold and other contamination, and for release from quarantine as needed; conducting routine and specialized assays as needed; preparing media, nutrient feeds, buffers, and reagents for cell culture and analytical work.  Performing daily duties with minimal supervision.

Additional responsibilities include set up and maintenance of equipment and instruments; keeping accurate record of observations in LIMS database and/or laboratory notebooks; maintaining a clean and organized work area; ordering raw materials; maintaining inventory; assisting in the writing and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures; and performing daily duties with minimal supervision.

The successful candidate will have mastered a broad spectrum of basic and advanced laboratory techniques in Molecular and Cell Biology and will have excellent sterile technique, outstanding oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in life sciences or equivalent, 3+ years practical experience, and demonstrated working knowledge of cell culture, cell biology, and related techniques.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current CV 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. Primary duties include:  providing routine care and husbandry of multiple aquatic species 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 aquatic animals and a basic understanding of system maintenance relating to recirculating aquaculture systems 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 cover letter to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

Maintenance Helper

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Maintenance Helper to perform basic mechanical, electrical, and plumbing functions. This individual will work along side general maintenance engineers learning the trade with the future expectation of earning a Class A Operating Engineers license.

Responsibilities include assisting general maintenance engineers with performing renovations, repairs, grounds maintenance, or mechanical preventative maintenance work. The chosen candidate will assist with troubleshooting mechanical, electrical and plumbing concerns as well as replacing motors, seals, bearings, heat valves, electrical components, light bulbs, etc.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have excellent communication skills, the ability to work in a team-oriented environment, good mechanical and technical aptitude, and the ability to exercise good judgement.

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED and a current valid driver’s license. Those with prior experience or training in the building trades including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and automotive engineering are highly encouraged to apply.

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

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Evolutionary Genetics)

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 maintain health under diabetes-like phenotypes. The lab has previously found that the cavefish Astyanax mexicanus develop high-blood sugar and insulin resistance as part of their natural strategy to survive in the caves but without the usually associated health problems (Riddle et al. Nature. 2018 Mar 29;555(7698):647-651). Visit http://research.stowers.org/rohnerlab/ for more information.

The selected candidate will investigate the molecular mechanism underlying these impressive adaptations. The candidate will closely work with the core facilities at the institute to perform single-cell RNA sequencing, proteomics, and functional validation in vitro and in vivo. 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 two years through a grant by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and can be renewed 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 include 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.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit (1) a brief cover letter, (2) a current CV, and (3) contact information for two professional references to Dr. Nicolas Rohner at nro@stowers.org cc: careers@stowers.org.

Research Technician

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 seeks to understand a fundamental feature of complex life: the storage and release of energy through protein supersaturation in cells. 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 DNA subcloning and plasmid preparation, amplification of DNA by PCR’s, handling and transformation of yeast and bacteria, 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 experience in basic molecular biology methods. Experience with maintenance/transformation of eukaryotic cultured cells is advantageous. Attention to detail, fastidiousness, and the ability to multitask effectively are particularly valued.

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

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

Research Technician (LASF)

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician to support Laboratory Animal Services in maintaining and monitoring animal husbandry, health, production, and the physical surroundings within various animal care environments. The shift will be Wednesday through Sunday with occasional holiday work required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring and recording daily animal health and production; performing all methods of blood collection, tissue collection, and injections with accuracy; setting up animals for timed matings; maintaining breeding colonies according to team standards; and assisting with restraint, handling and manipulation of various species within a controlled environment. In addition to outstanding written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work in a team oriented environment; this position requires the physical capacity to frequently lift and move 100 pounds; weekend shifts required and some holidays; and the ability to use scientific equipment and computers.

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

Senior Financial Analyst

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Senior Financial Analyst. This position will provide financial analysis, reporting and planning for various groups within the Institute. The candidate will be a key member of the finance team reporting to the Vice President of Finance & Treasurer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the finance lead for the Institute’s core facilities and other operating budgets
  • Preparing annual budgets, forecasts and operating plans in consultation with budget owners
  • Compilation of financial data and analyzing trends in areas such as expense, headcount, revenue and capital spending
  • Preparing and presenting monthly and quarterly financial review package to management
  • Completing month-end review of results to ensure accuracy
  • Performing long-range financial modeling and analysis
  • Analyzing investment portfolio
  • Performing fee analysis and contract review for third-party banking and investment providers
  • Assisting in managing the debt component of the capital structure
  • Treasury liaison for the Institute for operating needs
  • Preparing moderate to complex ad-hoc analytical reports

 

The successful candidate will be a team player who demonstrates and fosters a partnering attitude. The candidate will have the capability to work with others in a positive and collaborative manner while also having the ability to work independently. Candidates should demonstrate solid problem solving and creative skills with the ability to exercise sound judgement. The chosen candidate will be required to make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis with a high level of attention to detail. Qualified candidates will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written. 

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting and 4-6 years of finance experience. An MBA or advanced degree and prior treasury experience is preferred. Advanced experience with Excel, significant experience with ERP and EPM applications, knowledge of GAAP, and prior experience with creating and utilizing sophisticated databases for analysis are all favored.

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.

Senior Research Technician

The Stowers Institute has an opening for Senior Research Technician in the Cytometry core facility.

Responsibilities include execution and troubleshooting of SOPs at both an intermediate and complex level, recognize the need for new SOPs, adapt or develop SOPs de novo, actively participate in complex project meetings, perform routine equipment/instrument operation and maintenance, keep and record information, and perform majority of daily duties with minimal supervision. It is expected that the candidate’s skills will grow quickly as they adapt to the responsibilities to include expectations of higher proficiency in increasingly more complex tasks. It is not required to have prior cytometric experience.

Successful candidates will have a strong knowledge of basic science research and experimental design; have the ability to follow and perform all basic SOPs at a proficient level; demonstrate a high level of proficiency when carrying out experiments. The candidate will regularly participate in tasks associated with dependent and collaborative science research and occasionally participate in independent scientific research projects. This includes the coordination of use of equipment and services, the operation of complex/complicated instrumentation, performance of routine but complex instrument maintenance, and equipment/instrument repairs.

In addition to excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to function in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will regularly work with external partners as technical collaborators, give, receive and implement advice/feedback, teach/train others, present at seminars and training sessions, and negotiate facility goals.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline.

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

Systems Administrator

The Stowers Institute has an opening for a Systems Administrator. This individual will focus on the management of the Apple infrastructure while also having a familiarity and capability of managing other platforms/services within Windows and Linux. This position’s primary function will be to assist with the deployment of Apple products using Jamf and Azure Intune and will require testing, documenting, effectively communicating and training downstream support team members. Continuous monitoring of emerging technologies in these areas and being able to recommend improvements for deployment and end-user experiences are paramount.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support endpoint solutions using Jamf and Intune configuration policies for all different types of hardware form factors.
  • Support Apple integration with Authentication services such as Active Directory, ADFS, Kerberos, 802.1xSCEP, and NoMad/Jamf Connect.
  • Effectively planning and executing projects such as system upgrades, application deployments, patching, and/or configuration changes.
  • Maintain appropriate records within for Asset Management and Configuration Items within ServiceNow.
  • Automation of Tasks using one or more scripting languages (Bash, Python, etc.)
  • Provide advanced troubleshooting support for Desktop support team.
  • Assist other systems administrators with various tasks and/or projects for both Apple and Windows platforms.
  • Recommend, install, and interconnect hardware both at the endpoint and data center levels.

 

In addition to excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to function in a team-oriented environment, the successful candidate will have excellent technical documentation practices, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and prioritize, and the ability to handle and complete multiple projects effectively.

Successful candidates will have experience in Apple programs (such as DEP and VPP), MDM Profile management and deployment, Bash scripting language, and testing/installing/updating macOS, security patches, updates, application drivers and system security tools.

Minimum requirements include a degree in a relevant field or 3-5 years experience with Systems Administration in Apple Deployment as well as Windows Domain Services.

Experience with additional scripting languages (shell, python, etc), a Microsoft Active Directory  Environment (specifically Kerberos and machine certificate 802.1x), Cloud services (Office 365, Azure, AWS), Endpoint Protection products (Sentinel One/Carbon Black/TrendMicro), iPad Kiosk and ATV management/deployment, NetSUS and Update Cache servers, ServiceNow and/or a Jamf pro Certification 100-400 are all preferred.

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

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