Current Openings

Application Business Analyst

The Stowers Institute has an opening for an Application Business Analyst who will work as part of the Application Development team. This Business Analyst will lead their application's requirement gathering efforts for a laboratory information management system, including roadmap, specification development, user acceptance testing, user experience, etc.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead discovery meetings for proprietary Laboratory Information Management System for new modules and enhancements to existing modules.
  • Develop specifications, wireframes, mockups, and other content necessary to clearly communicate functionality objectives to development team.
  • Work with the development team using agile/scrum methodologies
  • Work closely with development team to convey the information needed to develop quickly with fewer iterations.
  • Ability to see, understand, and add value to the full application spectrum; from user needs / functionality, UI/UX, database configuration concepts, etc.
  • 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 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, business administration or equivalent program, or experience working in a business analyst or developer role.  
  • Experience in SCRUM or similar sprint processes
  • Experience leading client demos

 

Additional preferred technical skills include experience with:

  • Two or more years of Business Analyst experience
  • Education or working knowledge of SQL
  • Education or working knowledge of HTML5/CSS
  • Education or working knowledge of PHP
  • Education or working knowledge of Javascript
  • Experience with 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 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 - 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 III (LASF)

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician III to support Laboratory Animal Services in maintaining and monitoring animal husbandry, health, production, post-operative care and the physical surroundings within various animal care environments.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitoring and recording daily animal health and production; cage changing; tissue collection; injections with accuracy; animal mating and maintaining breeding colonies according to team standards; handling and manipulation of various species within a controlled environment; processing equipment and supplies; maintaining barrier inventory levels; preparation of anesthesia in absence of supervisor; performing regular QA’s; annual review of SOP’s; assist with training of new staff members; assist with Transnetyx billing.

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 shift coverage 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 caretaking, time matings, and colony management.

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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