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Research Scientist, UMKC School of Science and Engineering-Biological & Biological Systems, 86879

University of Missouri - Kansas City
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Laboratory of Shizhen 'Jeff' Wang, Biological and Biological Systems, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Science and Engineering

Job Description


In the laboratory of Shizhen 'Jeff' Wang, the lab is interested in understanding molecular mechanisms of membrane transport proteins with important roles in health and disease. The lab is funded by NIH (National Institutes of Health) and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to investigate the structural and functional dynamics of membrane transporters. 

A combination of approaches are used in the lab, including single-molecule fluorescence imaging, biochemistry, biophysics and electrophysiology, with the ultimate goal to elucidate their physiological and pathophysiological roles. The lab welcomes highly motivated applicants with molecular biology, protein expression and purification, patch-clamp electrophysiology or cell biology research experiences.



Candidates must hold a minimum of a Master's degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics or Cell Biology. Those with a Ph.D. in either field will be given preference. Research experience in the above mentioned fields will be considered an added advantage.

Application Materials


Applications must be submitted through the UMKC recruitment portal at: - VIEW JOBS.

To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.).

If you need technical assistance, please email

Applications will be considered as received, and the position will remain open until filled. Please direct all inquiries about the position to Dr. Wang (, School of Science and Engineering, Division of Biological and Biomedical Systems, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Other Information


Full-Time, benefit eligible, unranked/non-tenure track academic position. Contract is 12 months beginning Fall of 2023.


In the School of Science and Engineering is where cutting-edge technology, experimentation, learning and discovery intersect. 

The School of Science and Engineering (SSE) was established through UMKC Forward, a university initiative that called for the joining of all the computing, science, mathematics and engineering programs into a single academic unit.

This was a bold move by the university to create multidisciplinary learning, academics, research and civic outreach for the benefit of all students, faculty, alumni and friends. This new structure will create opportunities for shared experiences, interdisciplinary course options, broader learning engagement and inspired new research endeavors.

Additional information regarding recent representative work for this position...

1. Han S et al., Structural dynamics determine voltage and pH gating in human voltage-gated proton channel. Elife. 2022 Mar 4;11:e73093. doi: 10.7554/eLife.73093.

2. Han S et al., Cholesterol inhibits human voltage-gated proton channel hHv1. PNAS USA. 2022 Sep 6;119(36):e2205420119. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2205420119. Epub 2022 Aug 29.

Profile page for Dr. Wang...

Benefit Eligibility


This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at


Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

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