Department of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen
The University seeks to appoint a tenure track assistant professor to commence
as soon as possible.
Information on the department can be found at: https: // pharmacy.ku.dk/
The position is within the field of Analytical Biosciences, which is one of
the Department's focus area in teaching and research. The tenure track
assistant professor will be affiliated with the Protein Analysis Group, which
conducts research that focusses on in-depth and comprehensive analysis of
proteins of pharmaceutical interest. This includes quantitative analysis, the
characterization of protein and peptide primary structure and the higher-order
structure and interactions of proteins, in addition to development of new
advanced mass spectrometric methods and separation workflows for studying
these. The overall aim is to provide detailed information on the purity,
quantity, quality, structure and interactions of proteins to guide and improve
drug development. Methodologies include LC-MS for qualitative/structural
analysis of proteins including primary structure analysis and higher-order
structure analysis by HDX-MS. Furthermore, the development and use of new
advanced mass spectrometry methodologies (e.g. XL-MS/HDX-MS/AP-MS) for
analysis of biopharmaceuticals, protein drug targets and their
pharmaceutically relevant interactions will be important this position.
Teaching is an important part of the tenure track, and besides mandatory
participation in formal paedagogical training, the candidate is expected to
actively engage in educational activities at the department. Educational
activities include performing and developing research-based teaching in the
department's overall teaching catalogue (Bachelor, Master and Ph.D levels)
with a main emphasis on participation in the department's bachelor teaching
In summary, the tenure track assistant professor's responsibilities will
primarily consist of:
research, including publication/academic dissemination
sharing knowledge with society
participation in formal pedagogical training program for assistant
The tenure track assistant professor's performance will be evaluated through
annual evaluations. Furthermore, the tenure track assistant professor will be
evaluated in a mid-track appraisal.
After no more than six years of employment and on condition of a positive
final appraisal, the tenure track assistant professor will be employed as
associate professor. Read more about tenure track at the University of
Copenhagen here: https: // employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/
Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the
University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal
impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are
considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find
information about each criteria
here:https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit .
Furthermore, each applicant must be able to document:
a PhD degree or similar qualifications within the subject area
research experience within the field of the position
The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing
internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized
high potential to make a future impact.
The assistant professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and
Terms of employment
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance
with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish
Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional
The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at
For further information, please contact Head of Department Birger Brodin
Larsen, firstname.lastname@example.org ,https: // www. sund.ku.dk/ .
Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: https: // www. ism.ku.dk/
(International Staff Mobility).
The application must be submitted in English, and must include the following
Application, including motivation for applying for this position (Maximum
Curriculum vitae, including information about funding
Diplomas (Master's, PhD and other relevant diplomas)
A complete list of publications
Research plan (2-4 pages)
Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
Teaching portfolio, if applicable (Guidelines:
https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-
Please note: It is mandatory to upload a teaching plan in the online
application form. Should you not have a teaching plan, please upload a blank
document in this box instead.
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment
manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments
Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their
application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert
assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants
for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of
the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of
the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about
the recruitment process at https: // employment.ku.dk/ .
Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee
requires further documentation.
The application will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of
13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested in this post to apply.
Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online
applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59
p.m. CET, Friday 3 December 2021 .
Interviews for this post are likely to be held mid-March 2022.