Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen is Denmark's largest science
research and education institution. Department for Plant and Environmental
Sciences focuses on plants, microorganisms, animals, biotechnology and the
environment as basis for sustainable production of the food of the future and
other biological products. The Department has established advanced technological
platforms for bio-imaging, metabolomics, analytical chemistry and phenomics.
Engineer/Laboratory Manager in
mass spectroscopy and chromatography
For LC/GC/MS metabolomics platform
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, at the
University of Copenhagen, is offering a full-time position as facility manager
of our LC/GC/MS metabolomics platform starting 1 February 2013 or soon thereafter.
It is a one year position, with the potential of becoming a permanent position
according to existing rules. The facility manager is expected to be part of
the metabolomics unit that will be embedded in the new laboratories of the
Copenhagen Plant Science Center to be built at the University.
The aim of the advertised position is to further strengthen our metabolomics
platform within plant metabolite profiling with special focus on small natural
products. The facility manager will be in charge of running and advancing our
key metabolomics platform at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences.
The unit encompasses state-of-the-art equipment within LC-MS and GC-MS including
three LC-MS'es (one single-quadrupole, a triple-quad and an ion-trap-MS), five
HPLCs (of which one is preparative) and three GC-MS systems. Development of
methods, analysis of samples, as well as maintenance of current and to be acquired
mass spectroscopy and chromatography equipment is the major task within the position.
We offer a stimulating international research environment. The facility manager
is required to interact and collaborate with scientists at all levels (professors,
postdocs, PhD students), and will be an integrated and important part of many of
the research projects at the department. If you enjoy being at the forefront of
research within chromatography and mass spectroscopy and thrive through working
on diverse projects, we have a challenging and exciting position to offer.
In connection with the appointment to the position special emphasis will be given
to the applicant's professional and personal skills as stated below:
Strong theoretical and practical competences within analytical chemistry and
especially mass spectroscopy and chromatography.
Strong hands-on experience within chromatography and mass spectroscopy of small molecules.
Enjoy practical work with hardware and software related to analytical chemistry.
Possess excellent analytical capabilities.
Good interpersonal skills.
Holding a PhD in natural product chemistry or analytical chemistry would be advantageous but not a requisite.
Terms of employment
The post will be filled according to the Agreement between the Danish Ministry
of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.
For further information about the post, please contact
tel. (+45) 3533 3352,
Professor Barbara Ann Halkier
tel (+45) 3533 3342,
The application must be submitted electronically through the web portal of
the University of Copenhagen. Find link to further information about the
application procedure and online application form here:
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