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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Cell and Developmental Skin Biology at the Green Lab

The Green Lab invites highly motivated and energetic individuals with PhDs and MD/PhDs seeking advanced training to apply for a full-time postdoctoral position in Cell and Developmental Skin Biology. Our group shares a passion for understanding how adhesion molecules convert mechanical and other environmental cues into signals that drive individual and collective cell behaviors in development, differentiation, and disease including melanoma.  The successful applicant will have an opportunity to carry out basic and translational research on skin cell behavior in vitro and in vivo using a range of cell, molecular genetic, and biochemical approaches. 

Mentorship and environment: 

The lab head, Kathleen Green, has a longstanding record of mentoring over 20 PhD students and 30 postdoctoral researchers. Postdocs have been highly successful at garnering their own funding through NIH, American Heart Association, Dermatology Foundation, and other national and international funding sources while they are in the lab and establishing their own independently funded laboratories or research positions in the commercial sector. The Green Laboratory is dedicated to an open, collaborative, and inclusive research environment promoting high-impact research. The lab mentors a diverse team of individuals from different disciplines, backgrounds, perspectives, and expertise for a future as independent scientists, educators, and professionals in allied fields. 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.

Our location: 

We are located on Chicago’s Feinberg School of Medicine campus near the Magnificent Mile, in the Streeterville neighborhood along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.  We are within walking distance of great, art, music, theater, fitness, and a concentration of excellent restaurants.  Chicago offers a diversity of neighborhoods and communities, and our central location offers many housing options. Chicago’s extensive public transportation network provides easy access to the various neighborhoods and experiences the city offers.

  • Highly motivated with a recent PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or cancer biology.
  • One or more first-author publications
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Able to work independently but also collaboratively as a team
  • Microscopy experience including intravital microscopy (desirable)
  • Familiar with analyzing large datasets; bioinformatics analysis (desirable)
To apply:

Send the following to Kathleen J. Green, PhD at

  • Cover letter explaining why you are interested and well-suited for the position
  • CV
  • description of research interests
  • description of career goals
  • names and contact information of three references