Current Openings

Application Developer

The Stowers Institute has an opening for an application developer on the ServiceNow team to provide expertise around development of new features and applications for ServiceNow that will serve the needs of the IT department and the wider organization’s business processes.

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

While not the primary responsibility, the individual will sometimes work in a user/customer facing role and should be comfortable with providing a high-quality customer service experience and user training that facilitates positive interactions with the ServiceNow system and team. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing applications and features for the ServiceNow platform
  • Developing interfaces between ServiceNow and external systems (data warehouse and MDM, LIMS, SharePoint/365)
  • Maintaining and developing service portal widgets using AnglarJS / Bootstrap 3
  • Proficiently developing using html / javascript / css
  • Using service-oriented architecture do develop web services integrations (SOAP, REST)
  • Maintaining administrator documentation as well as user facing documentation for the platform
  • Creating and managing service catalog items and workflows to meet the needs of the organization
  • Managing test plans for new or modified features
  • Other duties as assigned

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 a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or related field OR at least 1-3 years’ experience working in the IT or computer science fields AND:

Additional Preferred Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with LDAP, AD, ADFS
  • 1-3 years’ experience working in web development or related discipline
  • Familiarity with Change, Problem and Incident management
  • Experience working within the Agile software development framework

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 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 and user training that facilitates positive interactions with for the intranet and team. 

 

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
  • Experience leading projects and client demos

 

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.

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, or developmental mechanisms of how cavefish thrive under extreme metabolic conditions. 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). Furthermore, we recently found that cavefish are resilient to developing inflammation in adipose tissue due to a switch from innate to adaptive immunity (Peuss et al. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2020 Jul 20). Visit http://research.stowers.org/rohnerlab/ for more information.

The selected candidate will investigate the molecular mechanism underlying these or other 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. A computational/bioinformatic focus is also possible. 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 an initial period of one year but 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.orgApplications due on October 15th, 2020, after that position will remain open until filled.

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 Specialist (Evolutionary Genetics)

The Rohner Lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Specialist to further develop tools for the emerging research organism Astyanax mexicanus. Visit http://research.stowers.org/rohnerlab/ for more information on the research in the lab.

The selected candidate will help with day to day operations of the lab and develop new tools for the cavefish system, such as transplantions, genome editing, viral mediated gene transfer, generation of cell lines, transgenic lines and others. 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 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 with significant postdoctoral experience in one or more of the following areas: molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, genomics, evodevo, physiology.

In addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills, successful candidates must be dynamic and able to motivate others, and being creative 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. Applications due on October 15th, 2020, after that position will remain open until filled.

Research Technician - Aquatics

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a full-time Research Technician in the Aquatics Zebrafish Facility.

Primary duties include:  providing routine care and husbandry of fish 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 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 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.

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