Laboratory Technician within protein chemistry

Updated: 21 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 May 2024

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as a Laboratory Technician within protein chemistry as per 1 July 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a permanent full-time position.

The department of Biomedicine prioritises diversity and a good work environment, as this is a prerequisite for groundbreaking research. In a diverse and international research environment, dedicated employees are looking to generate new knowledge within biomedical research areas such as infection and inflammation, membranes, neuroscience and personalised medicine. The Department of Biomedicine provides research-based teaching of the highest quality and is responsible for a large part of the medical degree programme. Academic staff contribute to the teaching. English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The department employs approx. 500 people from all over the world, and they make use of the department's modern laboratory-, core- and animal facilities. The Department of Biomedicine focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration with business and industry, and numerous researchers from the department have established companies to develop new medicinal treatments founded in professional scientific basic research. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here .

Your job responsibilities

As Laboratory Technician, your primary tasks are sample preparation, experimental set-up and lab management related to organization, ordering and routine equipment maintenance. You contribute to the academic environment through teaching of techniques to junior and senior lab members and analysis of results. In your daily work, you have a close interaction with competent colleagues.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Protein sample preparation for protein mass spectrometry based proteomics, including but not limited to: extraction and lysis of proteins from different types of samples including tissue, urine and cultured cell lines
  • Protein and peptide quantification using commercial assays
  • Chemical labeling such as tandem mass tag (TMT) labeling, and sample cleanup
  • Sample preparation and analysis of samples by western blotting
  • Protein purification using batch and column based methods
  • Routine maintenance of HPLC and mass spectrometry equipment (after training)
  • Lab maintenance, including ordering of reagents, updating protocols etc.

You will report to Professor Robert A Fenton, Biomedicine South, 3 Wilhelm Meyers Alle, 8000 Aarhus C.

Your competences

You have a background within protein chemistry and experience with protein analysis and preparation of sample for mass spectrometry. Experience with independently operating and maintaining high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) instruments and orbitrap mass spectrometers are considered a distinct advantage. Ability to handle large cohorts of samples in an organized way and meet specific deadlines are required. The ability to want to learn new techniques quickly and efficiently with understanding are necessary.

As a person, you have good interpersonal skills, are inclusive and team-oriented and able to contribute to a good work environment.

We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

Questions about the position

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Prof. Robert A Fenton of Department Biomedicine tel.: (+45) 2899 2149.

Your place of work will be the Department of Biomedicine South, 3 Wilhelm Meyers Alle, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

We expect to conduct interviews week 24 or 25. You may be given a case in connection with the interviews.

Terms of employment

Terms of employment and pay are regulated by the collective agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and the Organisations of Public Employees – Denmark (OAO) or The Danish confederation of public employees of 2010.


Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Indication of education (a copy of the diplomas should be uploaded)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the recruitment system

We refer to the faculty’s

Guideline for applicants


Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

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