University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)

La Jolla, CA, United States

Postdoctoral Positions Available

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine

University of California San Diego

The Leschziner lab ( at the University of California San Diego is seeking postdoctoral fellows to join our cryo-EM research team. Positions are available in two areas: (1) Microtubule-based processes and their role in human disease, as part of our ongoing collaboration with the Reck-Peterson lab (UC San Diego / HHMI). In addition to cryo-EM, projects in this area involve cryo-electron tomography, single-molecule biophysics, biochemistry, and state-of-the-art light microscopy (including light sheet microscopy). (2) Regulation of chromatin structure and dynamics. There are several projects in this area, involving cryo-EM and biochemistry.

The UC San Diego Cryo-EM Facility houses a Talos Arctica (owned by the Leschziner lab) and a Titan Krios, both equipped with K2 direct electron detectors and Volta phase plates. The Titan Krios is also equipped with an energy filter. A second Titan Krios with a K3 camera and Volta phase plates is scheduled to be delivered in 2020.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in the biological, biophysical, or biochemical sciences. Preferred candidates will have experience in cryo-EM and/or biochemistry of complex reconstituted systems.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to In addition, please have three referees send letters of recommendation directly to Applications without references will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed starting immediately until the positions are filled.  

The University of California is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Postdoctoral Fellow