Staff Scientist, Metabolomics Platform, The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

We are looking for a motivated and independent Staff Scientist with extensive experiences in bioinformatics and biostatistics to support the work at the Metabolomics Platform to commence 1 December 2020 or after agreement.

 Our research

The Center (CBMR) was established in 2010 through a generous, unrestricted grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF). The vision of the Center is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms of metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. In 2018, the Center obtained new strategic funding from NNF including substantial funding to establish and/or develop five enabling biology and technology platforms in support of the new research strategy. Read more about us at

The Metabolomics Platform at CBMR was established in 2019. The aim of the platform is to apply and develop metabolomics-, data science- and systems biology tools to broaden the understanding of metabolites involved in the pathogenesis of metabolic disease. You can read more about the platform at

Your job

A position as staff scientist is available at the Metabolomics Platform, headed by Professor Thomas Moritz. The work includes statistical and bioinformatics evaluation of metabolomics data, as well as being part of designing metabolomics experiments at the Center. The work also involves database work and development of computational tools that can improve the data workflows running the platform as well as guiding interpretation of the results. The position will include close contacts other research groups at CBMR and daily interactions with the other scientists in the Metabolomics Platform.

 Your profile

 Essential criteria:

  • Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science, computational biology, data science or a related field.
  • A strong knowledge in bioinformatics and biostatistics, including experimental design.   
  • Skills in programming, e.g. R and Phython is a requirement.
  • Ability to collaborate and work interdisciplinary.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English is a requirement.

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience with, and skills in analysis of mass spectrometry-based omics-data especially metabolomics.
  • Basic knowledge in biology and biochemistry.

Place of employment

The place of employment is at 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 Staff Scientist (Research consultant) is a full time and permanent position. Starting date is 1 December 2020 or after agreement. Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Depending on prior experiences and qualifications a salary supplement may be negotiated.


For further questions about the job description and qualifications, please contact Professor Thomas Moritz at For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR at


Your application in English should include:

  • Motivation letter (max one page)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Complete publication list
  • Copies of relevant certificate(s) of education

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

Application deadline: 2 October 2020. 

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned 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.


Thomas Moritz


Application deadline: 02-10-2020
Employment start: 01-12-2020
Department/Location: Center for Basic Metabolic Research
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