Postdoctoral Fellowship in Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry to Study the Regulation of Lipoprotein Lipase

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 20 Oct 2023

Do you want to join one of the strongest biomedical mass spectrometry research environments in Europe? Here is an excellent opportunity to work on an exciting and challenging project in such an environment.

The Jørgensen group at the Protein Research Group /Section for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is looking for a highly motivated postdoc to join a project on elucidating the mechanisms by which endogenous activators and inhibitors regulate lipoprotein lipase using hydrogen deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS). The postdoc position is fulltime, limited initially for three years, starting 1 January 2024 or soon thereafter.

This is a highly interdisciplinary project with nine investigators with expertise in different research fields working in six institutions in six countries. You will be part of an international and dynamic research team. You will be motivated to use advanced HDX-MS to investigate the regulation of lipoprotein lipase. You will manage an independent research project and assist in the supervision of undergraduate students. 

The Jørgensen group is part of the Protein Research Group /Section for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry at BMB and offers a strong international research environment in proteomics, protein chemistry, biomolecular mass spectrometry, and computational proteomics.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with excellent communication skills.

For consideration, applicants must have:

  • A recent PhD degree in biochemistry, protein science/proteomics, analytical biochemistry or a similar field
  • Demonstrated experience in experimental protein biochemistry and mass spectrometry
  • Publications in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals
  • Excellent English speaking, reading and writing skills

In addition, applicants with working experience with HDX-MS and LC-MS/MS will be preferred.

Our recent publications on lipoprotein lipase studied by HDX-MS include: Kumari et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 120, e2221888120 (2023). Leth-Espensen et al. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 118, e2026650118 (2021).

Place of work:
Protein Research Group (Assoc. Prof. Thomas J.D. Jørgensen), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. 

Contact: Associate Professor Thomas J.D. Jørgensen

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary  and taxation .

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.
• Letter of motivation, including details on qualifications within subject area (max. one page).
• Two letters of recommendation from supervisors or previous employers.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

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