Vacancies

Vacancies

Norut has the following vacancies at the moment:
 

Research Scientists in Analytical Chemistry and Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Tromsø)
 

Norut (norut.no) is a multi-disciplinary research and innovation company which provides services of high quality and practical applicability to clients. Norut has locations in the three North Norwegian counties with competences related to the High North. With more than 30 years of experience, Norut carries out basic research, applied research, and commercialisation.

Of special interest for the positions is Norut’s daughter company Barents Biocentre Lab in Tromsø which provides state-of-the-art equipment for Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Instrumentation relevant for this position is, amongst others, a GC-MS/MS, a LC-QqQ-MS/MS, LC-Q-ToF-MS/MS, UPLC-PDA, preparative HPLC, an automated peptide synthesizer, a microwave-assisted peptide synthesizer and facilities for organic synthesis. (barents-biocentre.com)

Clients

Our clients are public sector authorities as well as industry and business actors in Norway and from abroad.

Organisation

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is the majority shareholder in the Norut Group. 

Job Description

Norut is seeking highly motivated candidates for the positions as Analytical Chemist and Organic Chemist to join Norut’s Biotech research group in Tromsø as full-time researchers. The candidates will assist in several existing projects and are therefore expected to be team players, but should also be able to work independently.

Research Scientist in Analytical Chemistry

The work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Perform analyses and other relevant work within existing and new projects
  • Write and submit research and innovation grant proposals within relevant scientific fields
  • Interact with biotech companies to develop projects/perform contract research
  • Manage the analytical platform and daily operations in the Barents Biocentre Lab

Education and background

The applicant for the position as Research Scientist in Analytical Chemistry should preferably hold a PhD in Analytical Chemistry; however, candidates with a master’s degree or engineer background will be considered if they can show a strong background relevant for the position.

The candidate must be familiar with LC-MS instrumentation and method development with preferably hands-on experience with LC, QqQ-MS, and Q-ToF-MS instruments. GC-MS experience and knowledge about the Waters Masslynx software will be seen as an advantage.

Research Scientist in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

The work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Design chemical synthesis, perform optimization and upscaling of organic synthesis
  • Design and synthesis of bioactive peptides and oxidative folding of disulfide-rich peptides
  • Write and submit research and innovation grant proposals within relevant scientific fields
  • Be responsible for general laboratory management

Education and background

The applicant for the position as Research Scientist in Synthetic Organic Chemistry should preferably hold a PhD in Organic Chemistry; however, candidates with a master’s degree or engineer background will be considered if they can show a strong background relevant for the position.

The candidate must be familiar with synthetic organic chemistry and have skills in GC and analytical as well as preparative HPLC. Experience in spectroscopic techniques such as NMR and IR is required. Experience in multivariate experimental design and solid-phase peptide synthesis will be seen as an advantage.

Additional information

The announced positions are permanent. Norut has competitive salaries and good pension as well as insurance schemes.

The candidates should be fluent in spoken and written English; fluency in Norwegian is a plus.

For further information about the positions, please contact:

Research Scientist position in Analytical Chemistry:
Erling Sandsdalen, erling.sandsdalen@norut.no tel. (+47) 920 26 646, or
Terje Vasskog, Terje.Vasskog@norut.no 

Research Scientist position in Synthetic Organic Chemistry:
Myagmarsuren Sengee, Myagmarsuren.Sengee@norut.no tel. (+47) 901 36 960, or
Johann Eksteen Johann.Eksteen@norut.no tel. (+47) 413 93 398

Please send your complete application to post@norut.no by 10 July, 2017.