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