DNP postdoctoral position at UCSD

The Debelouchina lab at the University of California, San Diego is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with experience and/or interest in DNP to join our growing team. The position will involve the development of new DNP biradical polarization agents and their application to biological systems and materials. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics or a related discipline and have experience in solid-state NMR, hyperpolarization techniques or EPR. The project will take advantage of a new 600 MHz DNP spectrometer, scheduled for installation in the fall of 2018.

In addition, the University of California, San Diego has outstanding resources for high-field NMR spectroscopy, including 900 MHz, 750 MHz, 700 MHz and 500 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometers equipped with MAS and static probes, as well as solution spectrometers operating at 800 MHz, 600 MHz and 500 MHz dedicated to biomolecular NMR applications. The large UCSD scientific community and several research institutes nearby (The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, the Scripps Research Institute and the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) provide a vast network and potential for collaborations and scientific exchange. In addition to a vibrant scientific environment, San Diego also offers beautiful weather all year round and many opportunities for nature and ocean exploration.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Debelouchina directly at with a cover letter, CV and email addresses of two references.

Representative publications:

Debelouchina GT, Bayro MJ, Fitzpatrick AWP, Ladizhansky V, Colvin MT, Caporini MA, Jaroniec CP, Bajaj VS, Rosay M, MacPhee C, Vendruscolo M, Maas WE, Dobson CM, Griffin RG (2013). Higher Order Amyloid Fibril Structure by MAS NMR and DNP Spectroscopy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 19237-47.

Debelouchina GT, Bayro MJ, van der Wel PCA, Caporini MA, Barnes AB, Rosay M, Maas WE, Griffin RG (2010). Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enhanced Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy of GNNQQNY Crystals and Amyloid Fibrils. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 5911-9.

Hu KN, Debelouchina GT, Smith AA, Griffin RG (2011). Quantum Mechanical Theory of Dynamic Nuclear Polarization in Solid Dielectrics. J. Chem. Phys. 134, 125105.

Dane EL, Maly T, Debelouchina GT, Griffin RG, Swager TM (2009). Synthesis of a BDPA-TEMPO Biradical. Org. Lett. 11, 1871-4.


Galia Debelouchina, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093