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We are looking for new Green Lab members. Please contact us to learn more about the lab and our research.

Predoctoral Training

The Green Lab has a long tradition of training PhD and MD-PhD students who have successfully competed for both institutional support from T32s as well as prestigious NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Awards and American Heart Association Fellowships (about 10 awards). Students have gone on to highly successful careers in academia (e.g., Yale, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, University of Washington and University of California among others), research institutes (e.g., Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, pharma (e.g., Clovis Oncology, Spirovant Sciences) and government (e.g., FDA). Students who join the lab can expect to have mentorship tailored for their specific goals, to have opportunities to develop collaborations across the world, and build their own networks to support their career development.

We invite any interested students from Driskill Graduate Program (DGP) in Life Sciences, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) or the Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences (IBiS) programs to consider our lab for a rotation. Students interested in rotating in the Green Lab or learning more by attending a lab meeting are encouraged to contact Dr. Green by email for more information. Also feel free to attend our lab meetings or journal clubs.

Postdoctoral Training

The Green lab invites highly motivated individuals with Ph.D.’s and M.D./Ph.D.’s seeking advanced postdoctoral training. MD resident and fellow training in basic research is also available. We have many exciting opportunities for both basic and translational research, with particular emphasis on skin development and disease and melanoma. Training opportunities are tailored for each individual, depending on their goals and career path. Independence is nurtured, and trainees are provided opportunities and guidance toward the development of an independent research program. Postdocs have been highly successful at garnering their own funding through the NIH (NRSA fellowships, K99/R00), American Heart Association, Dermatology Foundation, and other national and international funding sources while they are in the lab. Following their postdoctoral training in the Green lab, alumni have gone on to establish their own independent laboratories or research positions in the commercial sector. If you want to learn more about postdoctoral training send a CV, names of three references, and a description of research interests and career goals to Kathleen J. Green, Ph.D., Northwestern U. Med. Sch., Dept. Pathology W127, 303 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL, 60611 or contact Dr. Green by email.

Undergraduate & Summer Students

We welcome undergraduate students from Northwestern and other institutions to contact us about opportunities to work in the lab for course credit or during the summer. Our summer students have the opportunity to be fully engaged in lab activities, to publish, apply for independent funding, and go on to highly competitive graduate and medical programs. If you are interested, contact Dr. Green by email.

Staff Positions

Those interested in entry or senior level technical positions are encouraged to contact Dr. Green by email. Applicants should be able to work both independently and as a team player. Opportunities for advancement are excellent. Even if you have already applied through Northwestern University Human Resources, if you are interested in our lab, attach your resume and a short paragraph introducing yourself and stating your goals.

The Environment

The Green Lab is located on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The lab itself comprises about 1,800 square feet of state-of-the-art research space on the third floor of the 16-story Tarry Research and Education Building. Facilities and resources are excellent both in the laboratory and in common core facilities available to all lab members. The laboratory is well-funded with both federal and foundation grants. The Medical School environment is stimulating and interactive with a variety of departmental, interdepartmental and campus-wide lecture series and interest groups occurring on a daily basis. Strong interdepartmental graduate programs ensure that there is a dynamic and outstanding PhD student population.

Chicago Campus

The Chicago campus is located on four blocks between Lake Michigan and the the “Magnificent Mile”, a famous stretch of Michigan Avenue that includes the Water Tower, Water Tower Place, 900 N. Michigan Ave and much  more. Just across the street from the campus are tennis courts, an outdoor track, and baseball field. Other athletic facilities available include a gym, indoor track, swimming pool, squash and racquetball courts. Culturally, Chicago has it all! Whatever your interest, whether it is music, art, architecture, theater or sports, you will find it here. Last but not least, great restaurants in every price range can be found in abundance on every block in the surrounding neighborhood. Public transportation and housing opportunities are excellent.