Chief engineer / Senior engineer at the UiT Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility (PRiME)

Deadline: 21.03.2023

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus research university and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective.

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

The Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway represents a newly created entity gathering almost all possible health study programs. This facilitates an unique interdisciplinarity and innovation in health education and research. We work closely with the services in the North to solve tomorrow's challenges.

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Faculty of Health Sciences

The position

At the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Medical Biology, a 100% Chief engineer / Senior engineer position has become available. The position is located at the UiT Proteomics and Metabolomics Core Facility (PRiME). We are seeking a dedicated and independent engineer with an interest in management of advanced scientific instruments and metabolomic data analysis.

The Department of Medical Biology employs around 200 people and conducts biomedical research within areas such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, immunology, pharmacology, and antibiotic resistance. The department teaches students in medicine, dentistry, biomedical laboratory sciences, and biomedicine.

PRiME have three high-resolution LC-MS systems and a low-resolution LC-MS system. Two of the LC-MS systems are dedicated for metabolomic analysis. PRiME does proteomics and metabolomics MS based services for users in Tromsø. This includes the departments at the faculty of health sciences and other faculties at UiT. We perform both targeted and untargeted metabolomic analysis at the facility. PRiME have three permanent technical positions and several affiliated positions at Department of Pharmacy, Department of Medical Biology and Department of Clinical Medicine.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

Job description

  • Maintenance of and troubleshooting of advanced instruments. Mass spectrometers, LC’s and pipetting robot
  • Sample preparation
  • Participation in planning of metabolomic projects
  • Analysis of targeted and untargeted metabolomic data
  • Development, validation and verification of analytic methods and instruments for the core facility
  • Train and support users in the use of scientific instruments and data analysis
  • Contact with instrument vendors when service due


For further information about the position and UiT, please contact:

senior engineer Jack-Ansgar Bruun:

or head of office Célia Nilssen:


  • The position requires a master’s degree or equivalent in chemistry, pharmacy or similar. Continuing and further education combined with long and relevant experience may compensate for lack of formal competence.
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Practical experience with mass spectrometry coupled to chromatography (LC-MS)
  • Hands on processing and interpretation of LC-MS data
  • Practical experience with laboratory work


  • PhD in chemistry, pharmacy or similar
  • Practical experience with sample preparation for LC-MS analysis
  • Experience with automated liquid handling robots
  • Working knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language
  • Knowledge of both high and low resolution mass spectrometry
  • Experience in analysis of both targeted and untargeted metabolomics analysis
  • Experience with troubleshooting and preventive maintenance of analytical instruments

Personal characteristics:

  • Analytical and solution-oriented
  • Positive, committed and sees the importance of contributing to a good working environment
  • Ability to create a good interaction with coworkers and users of the facility
  • Structured, distinct and service minded

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified, will be called to an interview to clarify the personal suitability for the position and motivations.

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

We offer

  • A good working environment with dedicated colleagues
  • Working with state-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund

Remuneration of the positions are in salary code 1087 (or 1181) on the pay scale for Norwegian state employees, (depending on qualifications). There is a 2% deduction for contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. In addition, UiT pays directly to the pension fund on top of the salary - in 2023 this rate is 9 %. As a state employee, you have one of the best pension schemes availiable. For more information see: spk.no.


The application must be submitted electronically via the application form available on www.jobbnorge.no. The application must include the following attachments:

  • CV and application letter
  • Diplomas and transcripts
  • Written references
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Contact information to 2-3 references

All documentation has to be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Inclusion and diversity

UiT The Arctic University i Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives.

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics.

General information

The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants.

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background.

UiT will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability. Questions can be directed to the contact person for the position.

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

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