Senior Engineer in NMR Spectroscopy and MALDI Imaging

Trondheim, Norway
27 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

The MR Core facility at NTNU, Trondheim is offering a full-time, permanent position within magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.

The MR Core Facility offers state of the art equipment for spectroscopy and imaging of biological samples. Our equipment includes two high resolution Bruker 600 MHz spectrometers, which are predominantly used for tissue and biofluid metabolomics research, a MALDI MSI system (Bruker Rapiflex) for metabolic imaging and GCMS equipment for metabolic analysis.

We also have advanced preclinical in vivo imaging equipment; instrumentation includes a Bruker 7 T Biospec equipped with cryocoil, X-nuclei coils, and PET insert for simultaneous MRI & PET acquisitions; whole body optical imaging system (IVIS), and a small animal ultrasound imaging system with photoacoustics (Vevo LAZR-X). In addition to the preclinical in vivo imaging opportunities, we have a clinical 3 T Siemens Skyra MR scanner.

NTNU is a leading centre for technology and research within Norway, and the MR Core aims to provide excellent services for our customers. As a member of MR Core you will have the opportunity to work alongside researchers from a multitude of fields, including cancer, neuroscience, ultrasound, exercise and health as well as corporate customers from SINTEF and from outside of the health sciences.

The main responsibilities of the position are training and assisting users on our NMR and MS instruments, method development, helping users with  study design and planning, maintaining the lab and instruments, carrying out QA-routines on the systems, developing and advertising opportunities for metabolic analysis of samples to attract new customers. You will also have the opportunity to attend and present research results at international conferences.

We seek a motivated applicant who will bring expertise to our team, drive research, and actively seek to increase lab activity. We would prefer the successful applicant to be available to start as soon as possible.

Duties of the position

  • Training and supporting users on instruments.
  • Developing and optimising methods according to user needs.
  • Helping users with choice of data analysis methods.
  • Designing and implementing new methods within the field.
  • Stimulating research activity and attracting new users.
  • Working as part of our team to ensure smooth running of the lab (e.g. maintenance of equipment, health and safety routines in the lab).

Required selection criteria

  • M.Sc. in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, biomedical engineering, or other relevant field.
  • Documented experience with NMR and/or MALDI -MSI
  • Good written and oral English language skills.

Preferred selection criteria

  • Hands-on experience with NMR spectroscopy.
  • Hands-on experience with MALDI - MSI
  • Hands-on experience with GCMS.
  • PhD or extensive research experience in a relevant field.
  • Experience in designing methods for metabolomics research using NMR and/or MS.
  • Experience with post-processing and analysis, including quantitative NMR and/or MS.
  • Practical lab experience.
  • Experience with developing and performing quality assurance routines.
  • Experience with working in interdisciplinary teams.
  • Experience with developing and maintaining general lab HSE routines.
  • Good written and oral Norwegian language skills.

Personal characteristics 

  • Service minded
  • Resourceful
  • Motivated to stimulate new research projects.
  • Takes initiative to improve and develop services and protocols.
  • Team player
  • Solution oriented
  • Creative with strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to share knowledge and competence
  • Good networking abilities

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

Salary and conditions

The gross salary for the position of senior engineer  code 1181 is normally remunerated at gross from NOK 524 900 til kr. 650 300 before tax per year, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. 

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria's in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

About the application

Please note that the application will only be evaluated on the basis of the information available at the expiry of the application deadline. Therefore, make sure that your application clearly shows how your skills and experience meet the criteria described above.

The application must contain: 

  • CV, certificates and diplomas
  • name and adress of three references
  • motivation letter

General information

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

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted. 

Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.   

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Trygve Andreassen, telephone 98842313, email If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR Consultant Nathalie Foti Bachke, email;

Please submit your application and supporting documentation via If you are invited for interview, you must bring certified copies of certificates and diplomas. 

Application deadline: 08.08.2022

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (MH) is one of NTNU’s largest faculties with about 1800 employees (1300 full-time equivalents).

The Faculty’s main activities are education and research in close integration with St Olav’s Hospital. For further information, see:

Deadline 8th August 2022
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Permanent
Place of service Øya