Research Assistant in Analytical Chemistry - DTU Biosustain

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We are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant to join our international team at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain), Technical University of Denmark.

The job responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in developing and maintaining analytical LC methods for quantification of small molecules
  • Assisting and maintaining (automated) methods for sample extraction in conjunction with an automation team using small scale liquid handlers.
  • Assisting in developing and maintaining standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other protocols related to the analytical platform.
  • Preparation of standards solutions and reagents 
  • Coordinating the ordering of reagents and labware as well maintaining the inventory of reagents and labware

Research Assistant with focus on small molecules
We are looking for a colleague who likes to create results via good and positive teamwork. As part of this, you must thrive in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and highly interactive environment where knowledge-sharing and collaboration are keys to success. You must be good at managing your own tasks but also tasks in projects involving other stakeholders. Additionally, your CV comprises:

  • Master degree in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or related scientific field.
  • Hands-on experience with running HPLC-UV(FLD/RI).
  • Hands-on experience with running LC-MS would be an advantage.
  • Proven experience in chromatography method development and instrument maintenance.
  • Capable of working on your own initiative when appropriate.
  • Strong oral and written skills in English.
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, responsibility, team spirit and excellent collaboration skills

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. 

Salary and terms of employment 
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 

The period of employment is 2 years. Starting date is as soon as possible, according to mutual agreement.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Daniela Rago via email:

You can read more about DTU Biosustain at

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark .

Application procedure 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 May 2023 (Danish time)

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc)

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain)
Recent progress in our ability to read and write genomic code, combined with advances in automation, analytics and data science, has fundamentally changed the scope and ambition of harnessing the potential of biological systems. Big data approaches and analysis of biological systems are key research instruments at the Center. DTU Biosustain utilizes these advances for microbial cell factory design to foster sustainable lifestyles in relation to three application areas: Sustainable Chemicals, Natural Products, and Microbial Foods. Learn more at

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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