Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Student researchers are integral to the growth and expansion of the Institute for Molecular Engineering. Students from all backgrounds and education levels have the opportunity to collaborate with our leading faculty in revolutionary research areas and facilities. Our interdisciplinary nature encourages undergraduate students to apply their physics, biology, and chemistry expertise to address pressing real-world issues.


Students interested in research opportunities with the IME should first take the time to familiarize themselves with our faculty and their particular areas of research. Most undergraduate research positions begin in the summer.  For University of Chicago undergraduates, there is also the possibility of having a research position over the academic year.  Students should contact faculty directly to inquire about summer research positions. Please be prepared to submit an updated resume detailing prior research experience, and a personal statement describing your research interests (if you do not have a significant background in science or research, this is your opportunity to explain why). 


Non-UChicago undergraduates are allowed to undertake laboratory-based research at the University of Chicago only during the summer term (understood as the first day after the end of the spring quarter to the last day before the beginning of the autumn quarter).  They must be registered as Non-degree Visitors through the Graham School and are subject to all fees associated with their status.

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