Assistant Professor of Analysis of Biopharmaceuticals and Protein Drug Targets

University of Copenhagen Department of Pharmacy


Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Analysis of Biopharmaceuticals and Protein drug targets

Department of Pharmacy

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen 

The University seeks to appoint a tenure track assistant professor to commence as soon as possible.

Information on the department can be found at:  

Job description

The position is within the field of Analytical Biosciences, which is one of the Department’s focus area in teaching and research. The tenure track assistant professor will be affiliated with the Protein Analysis Group, which conducts research that focusses on in-depth and comprehensive analysis of proteins of pharmaceutical interest. This includes quantitative analysis, the characterization of protein and peptide primary structure and the higher-order structure and interactions of proteins, in addition to development of new advanced mass spectrometric methods and separation workflows for studying these. The overall aim is to provide detailed information on the purity, quantity, quality, structure and interactions of proteins to guide and improve drug development. Methodologies include LC-MS for qualitative/structural analysis of proteins including primary structure analysis and higher-order structure analysis by HDX-MS. Furthermore, the development and use of new advanced mass spectrometry methodologies (e.g. XL-MS/HDX-MS/AP-MS) for analysis of biopharmaceuticals, protein drug targets and their pharmaceutically relevant interactions will be important this position.

Teaching is an important part of the tenure track, and besides mandatory participation in formal paedagogical training, the candidate is expected to actively engage in educational activities at the department. Educational activities include performing and developing research-based teaching in the department’s overall teaching catalogue (Bachelor, Master and Ph.D levels) with a main emphasis on participation in the department’s bachelor teaching activities.

In summary, the tenure track assistant professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • research-based teaching
  • sharing knowledge with society
  • participation in formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors

The tenure track assistant professor’s performance will be evaluated through annual evaluations. Furthermore, the tenure track assistant professor will be evaluated in a mid-track appraisal.

After no more than six years of employment and on condition of a positive final appraisal, the tenure track assistant professor will be employed as associate professor. Read more about tenure track at the University of Copenhagen here:

Required qualifications

Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criteria here:

Furthermore, each applicant must be able to document:

  • a PhD degree or similar qualifications within the subject area
  • research experience within the field of the position

The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact.

The assistant professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.


For further information, please contact Head of Department Birger Brodin Larsen,,

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: (International Staff Mobility).


The application must be submitted in English, and must include the following documents:

  • Application, including motivation for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including information about funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD and other relevant diplomas)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (2-4 pages)
  • Teaching plan
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching portfolio, if applicable (Guidelines:

Please note:  It is mandatory to upload a teaching plan in the online application form. Should you not have a teaching plan, please upload a blank document in this box instead.

Application procedure

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and 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 .

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

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

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested in this post to apply.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, Friday 3 December 2021.

Interviews for this post are likely to be held mid-March 2022.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Birger Brodin Larsen


Application deadline: 03-12-2021
Employment start: 05-01-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Pharmacy

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