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Research Technician - REQID0002200

Sankari Lab |

Job ID: REQID0002200

The Sankari lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research is seeking a highly motivated Research Technician wishing to participate in research on plant-microbe interactions. The project focuses on how host peptides can modulate microbial metabolism.

To learn more about our lab and the PI, please visit the Sankari Lab Website.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform experiments using modern techniques related to microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics.
  • Occasionally grow and maintain plants in a growth chamber.
  • Purify proteins and peptides.
  • Record and track experimental data.
  • Maintain and organize microbial stocks.
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment and reagents.
  • Participating in laboratory meetings, journal clubs and reading relevant scientific literature.
  • Motivated individuals will have opportunities to perform independent research projects as they gain experience.

Training will be provided to help the selected candidate grow their skills in these areas.


Minimum Requirements:

  • B.​S.​ or B.​A.​ degree in an appropriate field of science, which includes, but is not limited to, molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry and biology.
  • General laboratory experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and microbiology.
  • Experience in working with microbes, proteins and/or plants is a plus.
  • Analytical, organizational, and computer skills
  • Motivation and ability to learn new techniques and perform tasks independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to effectively work independently and in a team environment.
  • Motivation to contribute to publications.


Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the Requested Documents to careers@stowers.org or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110

Requested Documents

  • A current CV
  • Cover Letter
  • At least 2 letters of recommendation/references will be needed after initial screening of candidates.
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