Applying to the Engel Group

Science is a human endeavor. Our science is only as good as our people so we are always looking for talented, bold, and driven scientists to join our group. The Engel Group prides itself in its Science, but also in the training environment and how we help to launch the careers of our students. The University of Chicago provides an engaging and exciting intellectual environment. The Institutes on campus provide interdisciplinary opportunities, and the departments provide rigorous and classic training. Our group exploits all these resources to produce the best science and the best people.


For potential undergraduates

Our undergraduate program is among the best in the world. UChicago is an amazing place to be a student as you enjoy the rigorous inquiry, culture of discovery, and metropolitan environment that is Chicago. Undergraduates should apply through the College's application portal.

For potential graduate students

To join the group, you must first apply (and be accepted) to one of our PhD programs. The Engel group draws students primarily from The Chemistry Department, The Program in Biophysical Sciences, the Physics Department, and The Institute of Molecular Engineering . Applications are typically reviewed each December.

For potential postdoctoral scholars

Prospective postdoctoral scholars may contact Prof. Greg Engel directly to apply. We review applications constantly, and we are always searching for stellar candidates who can help the group to propel its science and its people forward.