Technician at state-of-the-art analytical chemistry lab

onsdag 11 mar 20

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Do you want to develop your skills while making the world a better place?

If you have experience within analytical chemistry, and you are looking for a job where you can further develop your skills and knowledge, where you can work with the newest equipment and technologies, and where you will contribute in ground breaking scientific studies, this is it. Your personal efforts will contribute to the development of new treatments for diseases that we cannot fight today, to reducing the use of toxics in global farming, to reducing energy use in manufacturing, and to yet to be discovered bio-based world bettering technologies.


Broad lab responsibility across methods, projects, procedures and equipment
Your mission is to assist a Post Doc and an Analytical Chemist at our state-of-the-art lab at DTU Biosustain in Lyngby. We are working to develop new analytical platforms to help the researchers at our center and abroad solve the most challenging problems in biology. You will get the opportunity to develop your skills at the very forefront of new lab methods and technologies and expand your knowledge considerately within synthetic biology. You will assist within:

  • Automated methods for polar and non-polar sample extraction for metabolomics
  • Methods for C13/N15 metabolic labeling for high resolution flux analysis
  • Methods for rapid and high throughput polar and non-polar metabolite quantification by LC-MS/MS
  • Methods for rapid and high throughput polar isotope distributions by LC-MS/MS and GC-MS
  • Preparation of standard mixes and calibration curves for quantitative metabolomics
  • Preparation of reagents including mobile phases and autosampler needle washing fluids
  • Handling of our log for all instrument maintenance schedules
  • Standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other protocols related to the analytical platform
  • Ordering of reagents and labware and maintenance of the related inventory

Some of your tasks will be assisted by the use of liquid handling robots that will be setup by our automation team.

Experience in analytical chemistry and in metabolomics and fluxomics applications
We are looking for a colleague with the same collaborative and open mindset that is a trademark for our group. As your primary objective is to provide critical support for our more senior staff, you must be willing to help out with and to handle a broad spectrum of tasks with the same dedication and attention to detail. We expect that you are eager to learn new things, to develop your skills, and are motivated to be a part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team. Added to this, your CV comprises:

  • A degree in analytical chemistry, biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or similar
  • Experience in analytical chemistry, and in particular metabolomics and fluxomics applications
  • Basic understanding of typical analytical chemistry data processing and basic statistical analysis tasks
  • Interest in working with script based programming (e.g. Python)

DTU Biosustain – your new department
At DTU Biosustain we use synthetic biology techniques for the development of advanced materials and chemicals, smart and sustainable agriculture, and personalized human health applications. We are breaking new land at the absolute forefront of what is possible.  We have the funding, the knowhow, and the latest state-of-the-art technology and equipment needed to succeed. You can learn more at

Salary and terms of employment
Your new workplace is the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (CFB) at Building 220, Kemitorvet, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement between the Union of Commercial and Clerical Employees in Denmark (HK) and laboratory technicians at DTU.

Application and contact

Please submit your online application no later than 5 April 2020. Open the “Apply online” link, fill out the form and attach all materials to be given consideration including CV, cover letter, diploma and if relevant list of publications.

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to contact Senior Scientist, Douglas McCloskey at or Senior Analytical Chemist, Mette Kristensen at If necessary, we will set up an additional phone call to ensure your understanding of the job and your many opportunities.


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


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 11,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. Our main campus is in Kgs. Lyngby north of Copenhagen and we have campuses in Roskilde and Ballerup and in Sisimiut in Greenland.