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Research Specialist - REQID0002193

Zeitlinger Lab |

Job ID: REQID0002193

Join the Zeitlinger Lab and study the code of DNA!

The Zeitlinger Lab uses cutting-edge genomics approaches in combination with deep learning to study how gene regulation is encoded in DNA sequence. We are highly collaborative and interdisciplinary and use both the fly and mouse as model systems. The long-term goal is to decode regulatory information and genetic variation in the human genome, which is key to revolutionize medicine.

Now Hiring: Research Specialist

Who we seek? If you have a passion for research and working in teams, great organization and communication skills, a Masters or Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline, and 5+ years of experience working in a molecular biology lab, then you are the candidate we're looking for!

About the role: Perfect for those looking for a stable position in a vibrant and exciting research environment. Your role will be to lead and coordinate team projects, support individual projects through organization, communication and experiments. You will perform next-gen sequencing and CRISPR-Cas9 experiments, work with tissue culture cells and fly cages, and perform data analysis. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with lab maintenance, performing safety checks, chemical inventory management, waste handling, and data organization.

What we offer:

  1. Training and mentorship: Personalized mentoring from the PI, Dr. Julia Zeitlinger, to ensure alignment with your professional goals and opportunities for growth.
  2. Collegial lab culture: Regular lab and team meetings, journal clubs, lunches, team building activities
  3. Collaboration: Work with 16 unique Stowers Institute technology centers, providing technical expertise, advice and service for our research projects.
  4. Professional development: Opportunities to attend scientific seminars and courses.
  5. Rewarding compensation: Competitive salary, benefits (medical, dental, vision, 403(b)), and relocation assistance.
  6. Amazing campus & benefits: Features like an on-campus farm-to-fork café, fitness center, sports facilities, along with proximity to city hotspots and an affordable Midwest lifestyle in Kansas City. More details here and here.


  • Masters or Ph.D. in biology or a related field
  • At least 5 years of experience in a molecular biology or biochemistry lab
  • Excellent writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to develop and trouble shoot new protocols
  • Self-motivation, attention to detail, ability to multitask and proficient in task completion

Experience with CRISPR techniques, fly work, next-gen sequencing libraries, fluid handling robots or genomic data analysis (UNIX, R) is a plus.

How to Apply: Please submit a current CV and cover letter with your career goals and research interests to or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110. 3 letters of recommendations will be needed after the initial screening of candidates.

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