158532 Postdoc in Microfluidics and Mass Spectrometry at the Department of Pharmacy

Copenhagen University
March 15, 2023
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Postdoc in Microfluidics and Mass Spectrometry at the Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

We are offering a postdoc position in microfluidics and mass spectrometry commencing 1. June 2023 (or after agreement) within the Protein Analysis Group at the Department of Pharmacy.

The Department of Pharmacy plays a key role in advancing the pharmaceutical sciences in Denmark and internationally. The scientific and teaching objectives of the Department encompass the areas of Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry, Biopharmaceuticals/Biologics, Pharmaceutical Technology and Engineering; Pharmaceutical Design and Drug Delivery and Clinical and Social Pharmacy.

Research in the Protein Analysis Group Proteins are versatile and highly potent drug candidates and account for a rapidly growing number of new drugs in development. Specialized analytical tools are needed to characterize these large and complex biomolecules. Hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) has become an established analytical technique that can provide unique insights into the conformation, dynamics and interactions of proteins in solution. The internationally-recognized expertise and primary focus of the protein analysis group is the study of protein conformation, dynamics and interactions by HDX- MS.

Your Job In a collaboration between the Protein Analysis Group and the Microscale Analytical Systems Group, we are developing microfluidic solutions to improve the HDX-MS method. Your job will be to build on existing work in the group and develop and apply microfluidic components and couple these to mass spectrometry to realize an improved workflow for HDX-MS. The developed microfluidic HDX-MS solutions will be used to investigate several complex protein systems of therapeutic interest.

Profile We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have a PhD in microfluidics or mass spectrometry or similar
  • You have publications as co-author or first author within the field of microfluidics
  • You are highly experienced in use of microfluidics in analytical chemistry or mass spectrometry
  • You have an active interest in HDX-MS and interfacing this technology to microfluidics
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken
  • Desirable experience and skills:

  • Experience/knowledge in/of coupling microfluidics and mass spectrometry
  • Experience/knowledge in/of HDX-MS and protein mass spectrometry
  • Experience/knowledge in/of capillary electrophoresis
  • Place of employment

    The place of employment is at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and state of the art equipment for mass spectrometry, protein analytical chemistry and microfluidics.

    Terms of employment The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

    The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 2 years with the possibility of a 1 year extension. The starting date is 1. June 2023 or after agreement.

    Salary, pension and other conditions of employment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant organisation. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 38,000 DKK/approx. 5,100 EUR (April 2023 level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

    Foreign and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.

    The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

    Questions For further information please contact Professor Kasper Rand, Department of Pharmacy, [email protected], mobile: +45 23712556.

    Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www. ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

    Application procedure Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now' below. Furthermore, your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
  • A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do.
  • List of publications.
  • Deadline for applications: 15. March 2023, 23.59pm 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 abovementioned requirements.

    The further process After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed 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/faculty/recruitment-process/

    The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

    Interviews are expected to be held end April and start May.

    The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

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