Postdoctoral Research - Scientific Support

Postdoctoral researchers at the Stowers Institute not only have easy access to the latest technology but benefit from what amounts to a personal scientific support team. Core centers, technology experts and research advisors work hand-in-hand with postdoctoral researchers to provide a level of multidisciplinary support that is unprecedented in the academic community.  As a result, what would take months or years elsewhere is often accomplished within days and weeks at the Stowers Institute putting postdoctoral research programs on the fast track.

Core facilities
Stowers Institute postdoctoral research associates enjoy intramural research support from world-class technology cores and research support services that provide advice, training and service to enhance the institute’s interdisciplinary and collaborative research programs. Currently, core facilities are staffed by over 100 scientists with expertise in computational biology, electron microscopy, imaging, proteomics, molecular biology and screening. The experts in technology cores and research support services work closely with individual researchers priding themselves on their contribution to the success of a research project.

“The skill level and confidence of the cores significantly lowers the barriers for many experiments that would otherwise require a huge time investment. Having such active and efficient cores definitely frees up time that I can spend doing experiments, analyzing data, and planning my future!”

Former Stowers postdoc Carrie Adler, PhD
Currently, Assistant Research Professor
Department of Molecular Medicine
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine


Care and support services for traditional and non-traditional model organisms such as planaria, sea anemones and whiptail lizards not only provide specialized husbandry service but provide routine care usually handled by researchers in the lab. Time that would be spent on animal care elsewhere can be devoted to expanding and accelerating scientific experiments.

“The core facilities are a great asset to the Institute and greatly boost productivity and enthusiasm in a researcher. They take off the burden of tedious preparative steps that otherwise would occupy a good chunk of a working day.”

Former Stowers postdoc Alessandro Rossi, PhD
Currently, Chief Scientist in Infectious Diseases
Utah Public Health Laboratory


Research Advisors
In addition, research advisors specializing in advanced mathematics, molecular microscopy and genomics function as internal consultants on research projects requiring highly specialized technical expertise. The expertise of the research advisors can add entirely new dimensions to postdoctoral research.