Research Technician - Histology

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Research Technician to join our Histology Facility and provide high-quality research histology services to scientific laboratories as needed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Triaging samples received into the facility
  • Preparing samples including receipt, fixation, processing, embedding, slide preparation, microtomy and staining
  • Operating and maintaining histology prep and ancillary equipment
  • Collecting and disposing properly of hazardous waste
  • Providing general laboratory assistance to other Histology team members
  • Maintaining machine fluid levels
  • Ordering and maintaining accurate levels of supplies
  • Providing assistance on common use equipment
  • Other duties as assigned


In addition to excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work independently, the successful candidate will be familiar with basic biology, anatomy and/or chemistry, and knowledge of general laboratory procedure.

Minimum requirements include an Associate’s Degree in biology or a relevant field, HT (ASCP) or VMT certification, two years’ experience in Histology, and previous research experience.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a current CV and one-page cover letter to or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.