160720 Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry (Biopharmaceuticals and Protein drug targets)

Copenhagen University
April 03, 2024
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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry ( Biopharmaceuticals and Protein drug targets)

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: // healthsciences.ku.dk/.

Job description

The position lies within the field of (bio)analytical chemistry, which is one of the focus areas of the Department in teaching and research. The tenure track assistant professor will be affiliated to the Protein Analysis Group, which conducts research focusing on the analysis of proteins and oligonucleotides of pharmaceutical interest. This includes quantification, characterization of protein and peptide primary structure, as well as of higher-order structure and interactions of proteins, in addition to development of new advanced mass spectrometric methods and separation workflows. The overall aim of the research is to provide detailed information on the purity, quantity, quality, structure, and interactions of proteins to guide and improve drug development. Methodologies in the group focus on 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 MS methodologies (e.g. XL-MS/HDX-MS/AP- MS) and relevant data science skills for analysis of biopharmaceuticals, vaccines (DNA/mRNA, protein), protein drug targets and their drug interactions will be important to this position.

The candidate should preferably have expertise within analytical chemistry and LC-MS of biomolecules, such as biopharmaceuticals or protein drug targets (e.g. mRNA/DNA vaccines, peptides or proteins).

Teaching is an important and substantial part of the tenure track. Besides mandatory participation in formal pedagogical 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 main emphasis on the bachelor teaching activities of the department. A specific focus will be teaching in analytical chemistry at bachelor level for developing qualifications to become a future course responsible.

The tenure track assistant professor's responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • research, including publication/academic dissemination, as well as grant writing and other activities to secure research grants
  • research-based teaching
  • sharing knowledge with society
  • participation in formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors
  • participation in other activities within the department, such as organization of seminars and participation in working groups
  • Performance in relation to these responsibilities/tasks will be evaluated annually. 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/

    Required qualifications

    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 communicative skills.

    Terms of employment

    Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.

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


    For further information, please contact Head of Department Jukka Rantanen, [email protected] for information about the Department of Pharmacy , and group leader, Professor Kasper Dyrberg Rand [email protected] for information about the position. Information about the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND) https: // healthsciences.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 documents:

  • Application, including motivation for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including information about funding
  • Diplomas (Master's, PhD and other relevant diplomas)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (2-4 pages)
  • Teaching plan
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching portfolio, if applicable (Guidelines: Job application portfolio – University of Copenhagen (ku.dk)
  • 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.

    Application procedure After expiry of the application deadline, the Head of Department 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, 3 April 2024.

    Interviews for this post are likely to be held mid-August 2024.

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