Employment Opportunities

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBC) is an exciting place to work, with cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art facilities.

SBC welcomes your interest in employment at UMKC. Review any of our job listings here or on the UMKC HR website for more information.

Open Positions

Research Assistant – Cell Biology & Biophysics

Dr. Sizhen “Jeff” Wang seeks a qualified Research Assistant.

Ion channels, membrane transporters and receptors constitute more than 60% of current drug targets. Using cutting-edge single-molecule imaging and other multidisciplinary approaches, my laboratory aims to visualize structural and functional dynamics, as well as spatial and temporal distributions of these important proteins in their native environments. Our goal is to provide insights into their fundamental function and modulatoty mechanism, and ultimately, to develop novel therapeutic approaches for the diseases associated with these proteins. My lab has state-of-art single molecule imaging facility and a multicultural environment to foster your creativity, value your hard work, curiosity, passion, and launch your own career.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates are expected to have solid protein biochemistry background and be familiar with molecular cloning, protein expression and purification using bacterial and mammalian cell system. Experiences in membrane proteins and Matlab programming and imaging processing will be preferred but not required. Candidates are also expected to have a strong work ethic, excellent organizational and communication skills.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

We also welcome graduate and undergraduate students of UMKC and visiting students and scholars of external institutes or abroad. Please send an email to discuss opportunities.

If you are interested in applying, please follow the directions on the HR site.

  1. Attach your Curriculum Vitae
  2. Three References
  3. Attach any other documents that the job posting requires (reference letters, transcripts, etc.)
  4. Fill out the application with your name, phone number, address and email address

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor – Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

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