Research Specialist

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Specialist to work on the development and automation of ChIP-seq technology using fluid handling robots in order to map regulatory information at a large-scale. The project builds on the lab’s publication: “ChIP-nexus enables improved detection of in vivo transcription factor binding footprints” Nature Biotechnology 33, 395–401 (2015).

Responsibilities include developing and trouble-shooting protocols using molecular biology, biochemistry, and genomics techniques, performing data analysis, scientific writing and presentation, and assisting with large-scale data generation projects.

In addition to outstanding communication skills and the ability to multi-task in a team-oriented and multi-cultural environment, the successful candidate will have prior experience in protocol development or robotic automation, excellent organization skills, and a highly developed level of attention to detail. Successful candidates should also have the ability to lead a project both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

Minimum requirements include a masters or doctorate degree in biology, chemistry, engineering or a related field and a background in molecular biology and genomics. Experience in genomic data analysis (UNIX, R) is a plus.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit  (1) a statement of interest,  (2) a CV, (3) transcripts, and (4) 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.