Join Us

Thank you for your interest in the Kimchi lab! We are currently hiring at all levels and seek passionate and curious people to join our team. We value a diverse and inclusive environment and encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Please read below for further information if you are interested in joining the lab.

Lab Manager / Research Technicians

We are currently hiring research staff for our clinical (human) work in our lab. If interested, please email your CV (including your previous research experience), and briefly indicate your research interests and goals.


Postdoc applicants should be nearing completion or already hold a PhD in neuroscience, biology, engineering, computer science, psychology, or other related fields. Coding, quantitative and/or experimental skills are particularly beneficial. Please email your CV, a one-page statement of research interests and skills, and contact information for three references.

Graduate Students

Graduate students must be already enrolled at in a graduate program at Northwestern to join the lab as a graduate student. For example, please check out our interdepartmental neuroscience program. Applications are centralized and usually due on December 1st. If you are a current graduate student at Northwestern interested in rotating in the lab, please email to set up a meeting.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students may have the opportunity to work with our lab either in-person or remotely. If interested, please email your CV/resume, including coursework and research experience (if any), and specifics about the amount of time you are able to commit (hours, days of the week, school year and/or summer). Please be aware that we are located on the Chicago campus. Post-bac students may also inquire about the possibility of working in our lab.

Northwestern offers research grants and summer programs that may be of interest to undergraduates seeking research experience:
Academic Year Research Grants (AYURG) (for all current Northwestern University undergraduates)
Summer Undergraduate Research Grants (SURG) (for all current/returning Northwestern University undergraduates)
Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URAP) (for Undergraduate Northwestern students who are new to research)
WCAS Summer Grants (for Weinberg College first-years, sophomores, and juniors)
Biological Sciences Summer Grants (for Northwestern Biological Sciences Majors)
Summer Internship Grant Program (for Northwestern Undergraduates)
Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) (for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States)