Mass Spectrometry Application Associate for the Proteomics Research Infrastructure

Updated: 16 days ago
Deadline: 12 Jun 2022


The Proteomics Research Infrastructure (PRI) is a state-of-the-art mass spectrometry (MS) based proteomics research facility located at the faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.

PRI offers easy and timely access to the newest proteomics technologies providing support at all levels from consultancy, over sample preparation, to MS measurements and data analysis. PRI is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF) and scientifically  linked to the NNF Center for Protein Research (CPR) a top-notch research institute for fundamental protein research, which is world-leading in its proteomics technologies. The research environment at PRI and CPR is vibrant, ambitious, and international, with many different nationalities represented. The working language is English.

PRI are currently looking to recruit an MS Application Associate to join the team. The MS Application Associate is expected to work as a team member and make sure the instrumentation is operating at highest level. This includes both maintenance tasks and adaption of MS methods for individual user projects. In addition, the MS Application Associate will be a driving force for MS method development projects, which result in the expansion of services offered by the facility.

The MS Application Associate will be responsible for:

  • Operating and maintaining mass spectrometry equipment.
  • Interaction with PRI users and adaption of MS methods for their projects.
  • Development of new MS methods, as part of the method development endeavors of PRI.
  • Trouble-shooting MS and HPLC problems.
  • Interaction with CPR’s MS specialists or instrument manufacturers’ technical support for cleaning and problem solving.

The tasks will be adjusted according to the relevant candidates’ experience.


The position is expected to have a profound understanding of LC-MS/MS technology, and proven experience in MS method development and application. Furthermore, the candidate should have good interpersonal skills and interested in working within an international team.    

The ideal candidates should fulfil the following qualifications:

  • Good English communication skills, both oral and written
  • A relevant academic degree
  • More than 2 years of experience in MS-based proteomics
  • Knowledge of basic MS data analysis
  • Experience in handling Thermo Orbitrap and / or Bruker timsTOF instrumentation
  • Experience in trouble shooting on-line HPLC setups
  • Basic programming skills (R or Python) are an advantage
  • Service-minded personality and team-player

Employment conditions for the MS Application Associate (Academic Employee) role.  

The employment is a 2-year fixed position with possibility of extension to a permanent contract. The estimated start date is September 2022. Working hours are 37 hours per week (full time).

Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). The monthly salary and level of employment will be based on the right candidate’s qualifications and experience and be as either academic employee or special consultant with the possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior experiences and qualifications. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.

To apply

Your application must be submitted in English. Only online applications will be accepted and must include:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of relevant diplomas

Please submit your application in English with the required attachments by clicking on "Apply online" below.

Deadline for applications is 12 June 2022.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested in the position to apply.

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. It is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and is one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University´s eight faculties include Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.

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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