155113 Associate Professor of Metabolomics and Fluxomics (fixed-term 6 years)



Associate Professor of Metabolomics and Fluxomics (fixed-term, 6 years)

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint an Associate Professor of Metabolomics and Fluxomics (fixed-term, 6 years) to the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research to commence as soon as possible..


The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge towards new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010, and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower www.maersktower.ku.dk.


The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.


Job description
The applicant will contribute to setting up quantitative flux analysis in mammals at CBMR. That will involve methods and strategies for measuring net tissue fluxes, circulatory turnover fluxes and determine sources of tissue metabolites, as well as metabolic flux analysis. The establishment of in-vivo measurements in mammals will be in close collaboration with the metabolomics platform (Metabolomics Platform – University of Copenhagen (ku.dk) and the Rodent Metabolic Phenotyping Platform (Rodent Metabolic Phenotyping Platform – University of Copenhagen (ku.dk)) at CBMR. Besides establishment of the technology and strategy for measuring metabolism in-vivo, the candidate expects to develop her/his own research within CBMR’s research vision. The candidate is expected to perform research in close collaboration with other research groups within CBMR.

The associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments

Required qualifications
Six overall criteria apply for associate 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: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit.


Furthermore, each applicant must be able to:

  • Document a high degree of original academic production at an international level, including considerable contributions to the development of metabolic flux determination in mammals.
  • Document (publication, teaching) experiences in mathematical modelling of fluxes.
  • Document pedagogical competencies
  • Document experiences in mass spectrometry based tracer analysis.
  • International network and collaborations.
  • Strong record in receiving external funding.
  • Provide research-based teaching

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

Terms of employment

The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 6 years.

average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

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 Vice Executive Director, Professor Kei Sakamoto, e-mail kei.sakamoto@sund.ku.dk.

International applicants may find these links useful www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk/

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 external funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio)

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 Job Portal - Job and career – University of Copenhagen (ku.dk).

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

The applicant 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 applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, 14 January 2022.



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Ansøgningsfrist: 14-01-2022
Ansættelsesdato: Start hurtigst muligt
Arbejdstid: Fuldtid
Afdeling/Sted: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
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