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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.

Minimum Qualifications

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 Instructions

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.


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...

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