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Position as NMR and MS Facility Manager

Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a permanent position as Staff Scientist with responsibilities for the Department’s NMR and MS facilities from May 1st, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Bioanalytical NMR and MS
Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology performs research-based teaching and interdisciplinary research aiming at understanding the chemical and pharmacological properties of drugs and drug leads. The Department has amongst other strongholds in natural products and peptide research, chemical biology, molecular and cellular pharmacology, experimental pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, biostructural chemistry and pharmacotherapy. The successful applicant will be part of the Bioanalytical Chemistry and Metabolomics research group (organizationally placed in the Natural Products and Peptide section) with facility manager responsibilities for our (bio)analytical core facilities that are available for all research sections at the department. This includes Copenhagen Small-Molecule NMR Center, a core facility equipped with two state-of-the-art 600 MHz Bruker NMR instruments with cryogenic probes, hyphenation equipment and sample robotics for metabolomics and HPLC-HRMS-SPE-NMR as well as a 400 MHz Bruker NMR instrument for routine experiments. In addition, the department has a Bruker Evoq UHPLC-tripleQuad-MS, a Bruker MicrO-TOF HPLC-HRMS, a Waters UPLC-MS, a Bruker MALDI-TOF-MS and an Agilent HPLC-MS system. The Department wishes to strengthen research in and use of advanced bioanalytical NMR spectroscopic and MS spectrometric technologies for analysis of bioactive compounds by appointing a Staff Scientist to provide practical and technical support for the Department's scientists. Further information about the Department can be found at   

Job description
The Staff Scientist’s duties will primarily include NMR and MS facility manager responsibilities with the aim of continuously developing and implementing state-of-the-art bioanalytical NMR spectroscopic and mass spectrometric technologies for Copenhagen Small Molecule NMR Center and the Departments's analytical core facilities.

Applicants must have documented experience within development and implementation of bioanalytical NMR spectroscopic and mass spectrometric, technologies, as well as NMR and MS facility manager experience. Applicants will be evaluated on the criteria listed below:

• Experience as NMR and MS facility manager - including development, implementation and management of user-friendly walk-up NMR and MS facilities for support of drug-related research.

• Experience with NMR and MS spectroscopy hyphenated with (bio)analytical separation techniques and/or pharmacological assays

• Expertise in one or more of the following disciplines: NMR-based metabolomics, quantitative NMR and MS methods, and ligand-receptor interaction studies with NMR and/or MS.

The Staff Scientist is required to be enterprising by nature and to possess good interpersonal skills – including fluency in English.

Terms of employment
Terms of appointment and payment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State or other relevant organization. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The employment is full-time with 37 hours per week in average.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY ONLINE below or via this advertisement found on

Please include:
• Curriculum vitae.
• Diplomas.
• Description of previous experience with development and implementation of (bio)analytical NMR and mass spectrometric technologies.
• Description and documentation of experience with NMR and MS facility management.
• Complete publication list.
• Documentation of additional qualifications.

The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2017.

For further information on the position, please contact Head of Copenhagen Small-Molecule NMR Center Professor Dan Stærk, tel: +45 3533 6177, e-mail:  or Head of Department Ole Thastrup, tel: +45 3533 6500, e-mail:

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.


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.