Senior analytical chemist

Last updated: October 10, 2023

About Biomia Aps

Biomia is a synthetic biology company developing a pipeline of plant-inspired natural products and new-to-nature small-molecule drug candidates. Biomia was founded in 2022 following the licensing of a patent-protected manufacturing platform invented by Biomia’s co-founders. Leveraging proprietary biosynthesis capabilities together with high throughput bioactivity testing and machine learning-guided virtual screening, Biomia is developing a drug discovery engine and manufacturing platform for novel lead small molecules addressing unmet needs in patients suffering from chronic pain, mental health disorders, and substance addiction.

Job description

We are seeking an analytical chemist to strengthen our team’s translational R&D activities, and further advance our vision & mission on the discovery and manufacturing of novel natural product-derived therapeutics. The candidate will be responsible for developing and executing state-of-the-art workflow for small molecule analysis, with a focus on MS-based characterization of bioactive natural products. The analytical chemist will work closely together with the R&D team to advance the manufacturing platform and drive data generation for microbial engineering and drug discovery.

We are looking for a team member who values respectful collaboration and who seeks a job with a high level of personal agency. Together we walk-the-talk and get the job done to ultimately make a difference for patients.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop whole workflow from method development and validation, sample preparation and analysis, quality control of analytical procedures and documentation, data interpretation and reporting
  • Develop whole workflow from method development and validation, sample preparation and analysis, quality control of analytical procedures and documentation, data interpretation and reporting
  • Work independently and in collaboration on the identification, and quantification of compounds from microbial sources
  • Perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical equipment
  • Prepare written technical reports, and presentations, and communicate with the team and other stakeholders
  • Train and mentor junior staff to the highest standards


  • A Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, or similar
  • At least 3-5 years of hands-on experience in biological sample preparation and LC-MS/MS analysis
  • Hands-on experience in chromatography and mass spectrometry-based analytical method development and validation
  • Experience using software for MS data analysis
  • Experience in instrument maintenance, and basic troubleshooting
  • A proactive attitude and a translational research drive
  • Commitment to the reliability of research and work output
  • Strong oral and written skills in English and communication with non-technical personnel
  • Team spirit and excellent collaboration skills

Preferred skills

  • Competence and experience in natural product- and analytical chemistry techniques for chemical profiling, dereplication, isolation, and identification, especially through HPLC, LC-MS, and other techniques
  • Expertise/experience in de novo compound identification and interpretation of complex mass spectra
  • Experience in both high-resolution LC-MS and quantitative analysis
  • Knowledge of natural products and pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Experienced in instrument purchasing


  • Competitive salary with a performance-based bonus
  • Flexible work hours and vacation policy
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Science/tech talks and company retreats
  • Option for employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)

We offer an exciting, collaborative, hard-working, and entrepreneurial team focusing on translational research and innovation with both societal and environmental impacts. We place emphasis on a high level of professionalism in our team, so skills development and knowledge transfer are integral parts of our agile well-resourced organization. Biomia believes that great science, technological innovation, and societal impact are built on a collaborative, equitable, and inclusive environment. All candidates are welcome to apply.

How to apply

Please send your CV (incl. diplomas) with a brief introduction of yourself to CEO Michael Krogh Jensen at