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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Forensic Chemistry

University of Copenhagen seeks to appoint a Tenure Track Assistant professor in Forensic Chemistry at the Department of Forensic Medicine. The position will have a special focus on the detection and metabolism of new psychoactive substances.   
The tenure-track assistant professor will be affiliated with the Section of Forensic Chemistry. The section’s research is concerned with a wide range of areas related to chemistry/toxicology used within the legal framework (http://retsmedicin.ku.dk/english/aboutnew/forensic_chemistry/
The successful candidate must have a strong background in research concerning analytical methodology for detection and studies on metabolism of new psychoactive substances (NPS). Experience with high-resolution mass spectrometry techniques and in vitro metabolism studies using hepatocytes is expected. The candidate must have a PhD degree or  equivalent within the area advertised and must have shown research at international level. The candidate must have a great potential to have a major impact on international forensic chemistry in the future, and must actively contribute to the collective research environment in the section and department. 
The tenure-track assistant professor’s duties will primarily include 
  • Research including an obligation to produce scientific publications 
  • Translational forensic chemistry in order to implement new scientific achievements in forensic chemistry investigations in police cases 
  • Responsibility for the cell laboratory unit of the section 
  • Research-based teaching/tutoring.   
It will be an advantage if the applicant 
  • Has been working with forensic chemistry in an accredited laboratory  
  • Can document teaching experience at university level.   
The appointed candidate must be able to teach in both Danish and English.   
Assessment of applicants will primarily consider the level of documented, internationally competitive research. Teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be an advantage.  
Further information about the Department can be found at http://retsmedicin.ku.dk/english/.   
Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Professor Kristian Linnet, kristian.linnet@sund.ku.dk  
The University wishes the staff to reflect the diversity of the society. Thus, we welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.  
Terms of employment  
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. The 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 Danish State. The salary range starts at DKK 32,000 (EUR 4,267) + 17.1 % pension. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.  
The tenure-track programme 
A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position. The successful candidate will take part in all usual activities of an assistant professor. Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as tenure-track assistant professor, a committee set up by the Dean will assess whether the assistant professor is qualified for promotion as associate professor.   
Read more about the tenure-track program at the UCPH at http://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/.  
The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW. The application must be written in English and must include the following enclosures:  
  • Application letter/cover letter 
  • Curriculum vitae (with the applicant’s email address, telephone number, and a list of max. five referees   
  • Documentation of qualifications (examination certificates/PhD diploma, etc.)  
  • A complete and numbered list of publications  
  • A maximum of five reprints of publications that the candidate wants to be included in the evaluation. At least two articles must have been published within the last five years before the deadline of the application 
  • A research plan, including a short description of previous and present research, and a plan for the coming years   
  • Documentation of teaching qualifications (pedagogic education, teaching experience, etc.)  
The deadline for applications is 
1 April 2018.  

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.


Application deadline: 01-04-2018
Employment start: 01-06-2018
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Forensic Chemistry

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