Two Academic Research Staff, Deshmukh Group

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

We are looking for two Academic Research Staff members to support the work of the Deshmukh Group at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), to start November 1, 2023, or after the agreement.

Our research
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to pioneer groundbreaking research towards better cardiometabolic health. We wish to lead collaborative interdisciplinary research from single-cell genomics to whole-body systems, transforming the basic understanding of cardiometabolic health, and accelerating its translation into prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010, and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices, and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower

The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here:

Our group and research
The aim of the Deshmukh Group is to investigate how diet and exercise alters intra- and intercellular communication and hence the metabolism. We employ Mass-Spectrometry-based proteomics to study cellular communication and uncover new insights into metabolic diseases, and strategies for their prevention and treatment.

More information about the group can be found here.

Your job tasks will include

  • Preparing and uploading data to public databases (e.g., PRIDE)
  • Re-organizing and reprocessing data from old projects
  • Assisting with the management of records of chemicals and stocks, ordering new chemicals
  • Assisting researchers with their experimental designs

Essential criteria for the position

  • Good organizational skills and capacity for time management
  • Capacity to work in teams of multidisciplinary professionals
  • Knowledge of R/Python scripting
  • Demonstrated capacity for collaborative programming using Git
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills

Place of employment
The place of employment is the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Maersk Tower, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of salary and employment
The employment as Academic Officer is a 2-year position. The working hours for position 1 are 15 hours pr. week and for position 2, 10 hours pr. week. The expected starting date is November 1, 2023, or after the agreement.

Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). The monthly salary will be based on the number of years of work experience (seniority) with the possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior experiences and qualifications. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

For further questions about the job description and qualifications, please contact Associate Professor Atul Deshmukh at For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND-HR-CBMR    

Your application in English should include:

  • Curriculum vitae with name references
  • A cover letter addressing specifically each of the essential criteria listed above (max 1 page)
  • A certified/signed copy of certificate(s) of education

Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted.

Application deadline: 3 October 2023 at 23.59 CET.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the above-mentioned requirements.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


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.


Atul Shahaji Deshmukh


Application deadline: 03-10-2023
Employment start: 01-11-2023
Working hours: Part-time
Department/Location: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
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