Analytical Chemist / MS specialist

Thursday 11 Nov 21

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Do you want a central role in analysing small molecules in our analytical team?

If your field of expertise is analytical chemistry and you have a keen interest in the analysis of small molecules and in improving existing workflows, we have the perfect job for you.

You will join DTU Biosustain where we create novel methods and technologies as a foundation for the development of new environmentally friendly products, better and less energy consuming manufacturing processes, new medical treatments, climate friendly farming, etc. Right now, we are upgrading the core workflows with five components i.e., Genome Design, DNA foundry, ALE, Big Data Engine and in our Analytical core. That is why we need you to join our analytical team as a key contributor in developing and running a state of the art LC-MS equipment and help our daily users. By doing so, you will have an opportunity to work independently on multiple analytical platforms and see projects develop and succeed.

Running state of the art LC-MS
As analytical chemists your main focus will supporting the analytical need of the Center and the newly established Biofoundry. This will mean developing and running high throughput state-of-the-art LC-MS platforms for the targeted analyses of mainly small molecules. You will also play a key role in running and improving other existing workflows for reliable high throughput quantitative analysis.

Your primary tasks will be:

  • Running and setting up workflows for high throughput LC-MS/MS analysis.
  • Handling and reporting experimental data in reports, lab notebooks and LIMS systems.
  • Setting up HPLC methods and support internal users from DTU Biosustain.
  • Writing and maintaining SOPs.
  • Coordinating the work undertaken by the analytical core with the center and others.
  • Flexible and proactively helping other team members within the analytical group

Based at DTU in Lyngby, you can look forward to work with the latest technologies and equipment as well as to collaborate with top class scientists from all over the world.

Analytical Chemist with focus on small molecules
We are looking for a colleague who likes to create results via good and positive team work. 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 succeed. As you will have a central role in analytical team, you must be good at managing your own tasks but also tasks in projects involving other stakeholders. Additionally, your CV comprises:

  • Significant experience working in a relevant environment, with a solid analytical chemistry background.
  • Proven experience in chromatography method development, instrument maintenance, mass spectrometry & high throughput analysis.
  • Experience with generation and analysis of large LC-MS datasets.
  • Capable of working on their own initiative when appropriate.
  • Strong oral and written skills in English.
  • Flexibility, enthusiasm, responsibility, team spirit and excellent collaboration skills
  • Experience in working with biological systems is an advantage.
  • Experience in reporting in lab notebooks and/or LIMS systems is an advantage.

About 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 Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain). 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 biosustain.dtu.dk.

Further information
If you would like additional information about the position, please contact head of analytics, Tune Wulff at tuwu@biosustain.dtu.dk.

If necessary, we will be happy to set up an additional phone call to ensure your understanding of the job and your many opportunities

Salary and terms of employment
The salary and appointment terms will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and take into account the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

The period of employment is until ultimo 2025 with the employment to start as soon as possible.

Application
Please submit your online application in English no later than 5 December 2021 (Danish time)Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach your motivated application, CV and exam certificates. 

We will be interviewing on an ongoing basic and therefore encourage candidates to apply as early as possible.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, 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 www.biosustain.dtu.dk

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 vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 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.