University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Research assistant in Clinical Proteomics Group at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research

University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

We are offering a Research assistant position in Clinical Proteomics Group, led by Research Director and Professor Matthias Mann, at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research (CPR), University of Copenhagen.

Our group and research
The Mann Group undertakes translational research projects involving proteomics of blood, plasma, cerebrospinal fluid and tissue for the phenotyping of patients. One goal is to establish robust, high-throughput proteome profiling pipelines for these patient materials, allowing for the proteomic screening of large clinical cohorts. The group’s overarching aim is to identify biological markers for early detection of metabolic disorders, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, to improve diagnosis and help to develop individualized therapies.

Start date: 15 March or as soon as possible thereafter
Duration: 2 years
Weekly working hours: 37

Responsibilities and tasks
The Research assistant will join the multidisciplinary research team in the Mann group. We are seeking a Research assistant to work with clinical samples and preparing them for mass spectrometric analysis as well as other central tasks in the lab including general maintenance of the laboratory equipment and reagents. The Research assistant will also have opportunities to work in close collaboration with different researchers and medical doctors within the group at various stages of their research as the need arises.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

  • Applicants should hold an MSc degree in biochemistry, protein chemistry, biology, human biology, or a related discipline with demonstrable lab experience.
  • Proficiencies in lab work related to protein work and protein assays.
  • Experience in following SOPs as well as solid problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently as part of a team.
  • Well organized with attention to detail and excellent lab book skills.
  • Strong communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Enthusiasm, motivation, and capability to learn new methods.

Other important criteria are:

  • Knowledge of high pressure liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry.
  • Good understanding of sample preparation workflows for proteomics.
  • Proficiencies with Microsoft Excel and Word.

Place of employment
The place of employment is Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment
Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins at DKK 29,395 / approx. EUR 3,919 (October 2019-level) plus pension.

For International applicants, please read more about the working conditions: International Staff Mobility.

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:

Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.
Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do.
Publication list (if possible).

Application deadline: 26 January 2020, 23.59 p.m. CET.

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

For further questions about the position, please contact Camilla Johansson by e-mail: (from 6 January 2020).

The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

Once the assessment work has been completed, each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 8-9.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefiting patients and the community.
The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 83379