Assistant Investigator

Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Kansas City, MO

Posted 7/27/2022

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research invites visionary early career scientists to apply for an Assistant Investigator position.

The fully-funded position includes salary, lab, and core expenses throughout the candidate’s appointment. The Institute provides additional funds for ongoing equipment needs. This position includes $600,000 per year for research funding in addition to start-up funds. The initial appointment of 7 years is then subject to renewal every 6 to 7 years. The total package for an Assistant Investigator is more than $4.2 million over the first term, increasing after each promotion. The Stowers Institute offers numerous opportunities for faculty development in our Graduate School and further training in mentorship.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a groundbreaking and independent research program and will benefit from and complement the Institute’s existing strengths in genetics, developmental/regenerative biology, evolution, biochemistry, and neuroscience. The Institute offers exceptional core facilities and technology centers staffed by over 100 scientists.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent and postdoctoral experience demonstrating innovation and excellence in their field. Candidates must possess a long-term vision of their scientific interests and to actively contribute to the Institute’s mission and collegiality.

Deadline for applications is October 3, 2022. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research plan, and vision statement, and arrange for the submission of three reference letters through our application site at:

Questions should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Kausik Si, Ph.D., ([email protected]).

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment where innovation can thrive. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability. We welcome candidates who have a commitment to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through work, proposed efforts, and depth of understanding.


Last Updated 09/20/2022