Postdoctoral position in chromatin structural biology at UC, San Diego

The Debelouchina lab at the University of California, San Diego is looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our growing team. Our work combines NMR spectroscopy tools with chemical and cell biology techniques to study chromatin and gene regulation. This position will provide the candidate with the opportunity to apply and/or learn solid-state and solution NMR methods, protein and peptide synthesis, protein biochemistry, as well as cell biology techniques. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics or a related discipline. Extensive background in biomolecular NMR or NMR method development is not required but will be particularly helpful.

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.

For more information, interested candidates should contact Dr. Debelouchina directly at

Representative publications:

Debelouchina GT, Gerecht K, Muir TW (2017). Ubiquitin utilizes an acidic surface patch to alter chromatin structure. Nat. Chem. Biol. 13, 105-110.

Debelouchina GT and Muir TW (2017). A Molecular Engineering Toolbox for the Structural Biologist. Q. Rev. Biophys. 50, e7.

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.


Galia Debelouchina, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093