Tenure Track Assistant Professorship/Associate Professorship/Full Professorship in Biomedical Mass Spectrometry

Updated: 3 days ago
Deadline: 30 Sep 2022

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship, associate professorship and/or full professorship in Biomedical Mass Spectrometry. We are looking for a researcher with an innovative mindset and intellectual curiosity to complement and strengthen the research programmes in the Biomedical Mass Spectrometry and System Biology Section  (BioMS section). This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated scientist to develop her/his independent research programme in a highly supportive environment with a state-of-art research infrastructure. Applicants with a research profile in fundamentals of mass spectrometry technology, bioanalytical method development and associated data science tools are encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: 30 September 2022.


Starting date: Autumn 2023 (the actual starting date is open for negotiation).

Key responsibilities for the successful candidate:
• Lead a research group within the field of Biomedical/Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry that complements and enhances existing research at the BioMS section and the department.
• Conduct a distinctive internationally competitive research programme in the context of Biomedical/Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry.
• Initiate and lead research initiatives to engage with researchers at SDU and Odense University Hospital, grow interdisciplinary collaborations and secure funding from external sources.
• Contribute to teaching at the department, including research project supervision of students.
• Fully participate in supporting a healthy working environment and contribute to the advancement of diversity within the department.

The section for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry and System Biology offers outstanding laboratory facilities with state-of-the art mass spectrometry instrumentation for proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics research as well as advanced statistics and bioinformatics knowledge. We are closely connected with other sections at the department, e.g. advanced bioimaging , genomics and high-throughput sequencing , microbiology , and molecular cell biology . Furthermore, we aim to strengthen our joint research activities with clinicians and researchers at the adjacent Odense University Hospital.

The successful candidate should have:
• A PhD degree in life science or a related field.
• A documented research profile in Biomedical/Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry research through a strong publication record in leading international journals.
• Experience of teaching at undergraduate level, and a strong commitment to teach and supervise students.
• A track record of successful collaborations.
• Proficiency in spoken and written English.
For the tenure track assistant professorship, the position is for a duration of three years, after which a position at the level of associate professor will be made available, subject to a positive assessment.

Additional requirements for the successful candidate for associate professorship/full professorship:
• Demonstrated successful grantsmanship by having previously obtained external funding as primary applicant.
• Experience in academic management (education, research, administration) and departmental activities.
• Formal pedagogical qualifications.
• Prior experience of student supervision.

We offer:
• A stimulating, collaborative, and international research environment with a state-of-the-art research infrastructure.
• Relevant courses in university teaching, research management, grantsmanship, and Danish language to develop the applicant’s academic career.
• Dedicated assistance and support with various practical, social, and legal aspects (housing, visa, administration, tax etc.), especially for international candidates through our international staff office (ISO) and department.

For further information please consult our Department brochure or contact Head of Section Thomas J. D. Jørgensen at tjdj@bmb.sdu.dk or Head of Department Jakob Møller-Jensen at jakobm@bmb.sdu.dk . The applicant is also encouraged to reach out to Group Leaders at the section to discuss collaborative projects.

Application, salary etc.
Appointment to the position will be in accordance with the salary agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation .

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae.
• A full list of publications.
• Copies of all publications on which the applicant wishes to be evaluated, max ten publications.
• A brief description of the applicant's most important research results and research plans for the next three years as well as their expected impact.
• A teaching portfolio . This is not required for applications for the tenure track assistant professorship, however, a statement about past teaching experience should be included.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

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

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.

Since not all members of the appointment committee are Danish-speaking, it is recommended that your application is submitted in English.

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