149866 Associate Professor of Clinical Proteomics (fixed-term 4 years)

Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: 12 Aug 2019

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center of Protein Research

Department of Proteomics

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center of Protein Research (CPR), University of Copenhagen seeks to appoint an associate professor (Fixed-term 4 years) to the Proteomics Program to commence as soon as possible.

Information about CPR: https://www.cpr.ku.dk/

Job description

The Clinical Proteomics group at CPR, headed by Matthias Mann undertakes a bio-medical research program to characterize the plasma, cerebrospinal fluid and tissue proteome for patient phenotyping. The aim is to improve diagnosis and develop more individualized therapies by establishing a clinical proteomics workflow that combines advanced imaging techniques, artificial intelligence (AI)-guided data analysis with high sensitive proteomic profiling of patient specimens.

The associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research including publication/academic dissemination
  • Developing and integrating a clinical proteomics pipeline for identifying biological markers of metabolic disorder and cancer
  • Interdisciplinary research coordination between the host laboratory and Matthias Mann´s group at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Munich, Germany
  • Combining data-rich imaging and AI-based image analysis with high sensitivity mass spectrometry
  • Help developing, strengtheningand promoting the strong technology-driven platforms and facilities network in the Copenhagen biosciences research community
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of students and researchers
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments

Required qualifications

The successful applicant should be able to document:

  • Research qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment as an assistant professor/postdoc (but may also be obtained in other ways) within the subject area, including international research experience in discovery biology
  • Strong background in technology development and/or application of quantitative microscopy, MS-based proteomics and data analytics
  • Experience in initiating and maintaining interdisciplinary collaborations on a national and international level
  • Excellent scientific track record demonstrated by high-quality publications in peer reviewed international journals
  • Experience in supervision of junior researchers and technical staff
  • Excellent skills in scientific writing, communication and leadership
  • Teaching qualifications and pedagogical competencies

The associate 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 Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The duration of the position is 4 years.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013.


For further information, please contact Program Coordinator Camilla Johansson, camilla.johansson@cpr.ku.dk

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


The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

  • Application, including motivations for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio/

Application procedure

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://jobportal.ku.dk/

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The applicant 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 applicants to apply for this position.

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, 12 August 2019.

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.

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