Assistant Professor in Computational Metabolomics

At the Section for Nutrition and Health we have a metabolomics facility focusing on food derived and microbial metabolites. At this facility we have a 32 months half-time (50%) position in Computational Metabolomics available from 1 May 2024. 

The assistant professor’s duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication and scientific communication and research-based teaching obligations within Metabolomics and statistics with associated examinations. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties. In particular, the applicant should:

  • Be fluent in English and in a Nordic language since bachelor level statistics teaching in Danish is a mandatory part of the duties, while the working language in the research group is English.
  • Have documented pedagogical training at the level of an Assistant Professor documented by a teaching portfolio.
  • Have a very good command of R and experience with metabolomics applications in R, preferably shiny apps, documented by publications in peer-reviewed, international scientific journals.
  • Have an M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a related education.
  • Have documented experience in Nutrition research.

Further information about the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to head of department, professor Nikolai Nordsborg or to the research group leader, Henrik Munck Roager.

The position is open from 1 April 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter and lasts for 32 months.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus 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.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications. Please describe and document:
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
    • Class-level University teaching experience and experience with conducting exams
    • Formal pedagogical training
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 25 February 2024, 23:59 GMT +1. (Wintertime in Denmark extends from last Sunday in October to last Sunday in March)

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on primo March.


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Application deadline: 25-02-2024
Employment start: 01-05-2024
Working hours: Part-time
Department/Location: NEXS

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