Open Positions

Graduate students

Current students at institutions other than the University of Michigan should apply directly to the Chemical Engineering graduate program (link). We do not admit graduate students directly into our research groups.

Current students at University of Michigan should contact Prof. Nina Lin (ninalin (at) to set up a meeting.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Start date: ASAP

Project: The fellow will work on a federally funded project of developing a generalizable technology platform, based on modular synthetic microbial consortia, for sustainable production of biofuels/bioproducts using atmospheric carbon dioxide and nitrogen.

Degree requirements: The candidate will have completed, or be close to completing, a Ph.D. degree in chemical/biological engineering, microbiology, biochemistry, or another related field.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual who wants to drive their own research project while working closely with both internal and external collaborators.

The candidate will join a dynamic research group located at the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) of the University of Michigan. Our group, and the Department as a whole, strives to provide a stimulating and collaborative research environment for all the trainees and to support their professional advancement.

To apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (1 page maximum) outlining their research background and interests, as well as a CV with the contact information for 3 references, to Dr. Xiaoxia “Nina” Lin at ninalin (at)