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892531 Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Advanced Drug Analysis

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint a tenure track Assistant Professor in Advanced Drug Analysis at the Department of Pharmacy, to commence as soon as possible.

The Department of Pharmacy is an internationally well recognized research organization within pharmaceutical sciences, spanning research within drug delivery, pharmaceutical technology and formulation design, advanced drug analysis, and clinical and social pharmacy. Further information on the Department can be found at:

Job description
The Department of Pharmacy seeks to strengthen the research in advanced quantitative analytical chemistry with focus on drugs of biological origin like peptides and proteins. Reliable quantitative methods are mandatory in development and characterization of new advanced medicines, and innovative advanced analytical platforms have the capability of improving the quality of data and thereby strengthen and qualify the information obtained by experiments in drug characterization, formulation, and delivery.

The research is highly interdisciplinary and placed at the interface between analytical chemistry, physical chemistry and drug delivery in relation to biopharmaceuticals. The candidate is expected to interact with the Department's initiatives Copenhagen Center of Regulatory Science – CORS, and the LEO Foundation Center of Cutaneous Drug Delivery.

The Tenure Track Assistant Professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of: 

  • research, including publication/academic dissemination duties 
  • grantsmanship, i.e., writing of grant applications alone and together with members of the Department of Pharmacy and with external collaborators more broadly, networking and active pitching of ideas in relevant fora 
  • sharing knowledge with industry and society 
  • research-based teaching 
  • participation in formal pedagogical training program for Assistant Professors 

The Tenure Track Assistant Professor’s performances will be evaluated through annual evaluations. Furthermore, the Tenure Track Assistant Professors will be evaluated in mid-track appraisals. 

After no more than six years of employment and on condition of a positive final appraisal, the Tenure Track Assistant Professor will be employed as an Associate Professor. Read more about Tenure Track at the University of Copenhagen here:

Required qualifications
Candidates for the assistant professorship are required to have scientific qualifications such as a PhD degree or similar scientific qualifications.

The preferred candidate will be an experimentally oriented scientist with research experience in separations and mass spectrometric detection of biopharmaceuticals in biological samples. Other things being equal, applicants with a strong pharmaceutical background and documented research experience in development and evaluation of advanced analytical methods for quantitative assessment of drug quality with focus on biopharmaceuticals will be prioritized.

Teaching experience within pharmaceutical analytical chemistry and/or quality oriented aspects of drugs at university level will be an advantage.

Research collaboration with national and international stakeholders is expected and it is important that the applicant is enterprising and collaborative of nature and possesses good communicative skills.

The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact.

The assistant professor is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills.

Terms of employment
The terms are set according to the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organization. The post is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2007).

For further information, please contact Head of Department Flemming Madsen,; tel. +45 3533 6552.

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: (International Staff Mobility).

The application must be submitted in English, by clicking ‘Apply online’ below, and must include the following documents:

  • Application including motivation for applying
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas – all relevant certificates 
  • List of publications 
  • Research plan 
  • 5 publications you wish to be considered in the assessment 
  • Documentation of teaching skills, if applicable

Please note: on the online application form it is mandatory to upload a teaching plan and at least 5 publications. If you do not have a teaching plan or 5 publications, please upload blank documents in theses boxes.

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The application will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages anyone interested in this post to apply.

Please submit the application with the required attachments by clicking on ‘apply online’ below. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59pm, Monday 17 April 2017.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Flemming Madsen


Ansøgningsfrist: 17-04-2017
Ansættelsesform: Fast ansættelse
Ansættelsesdato: 01-09-2017
Afdeling/Sted: Department of Pharmacy

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