Norut ( 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.

Research Scientist in Analytical Chemistry

Of special interest for the position 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 (


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


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

Job Description

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

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 must hold a PhD in Analytical Chemistry or other relevant disciplines that includes mass spectrometric analyses.

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

The candidate must have experience from an English speaking laboratory in Europe, and knowledge of the Norwegian Institute Sector and funding possibilities is seen as an advantage.

Additional information

The announced position is 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 an advantage.

For further information about the positions, please contact:

Erling Sandsdalen, tel. (+47) 920 26 646, or

Terje Vasskog,

Please send applications with CV to by 6 November 2017.