Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

The Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at Helmholtz Munich and the Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are an integrated, multi-disciplinary research structure. Together they form the cornerstone of a rapidly expanding bioengineering ecosystem in Munich, Germany; including the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus and the Research Center TranslaTUM, which integrate bioengineering with metabolic disorders and oncology, respectively.

IBMI scientists develop next-generation imaging and sensing methods to measure previously inaccessible properties of living systems, hence, catalyzing breakthroughs in biology, medicine, and the environment. Comprising 11 inter-disciplinary laboratories and scientists from more than 25 countries, IBMI offers state-of-the-art infrastructure for innovative research and a perfect environment to accelerate your career.

To drive the development of novel technologies for hybrid fluorescence-ultrasound intravascular imaging, we now seek a highly qualified and motivated

PhD candidate in intravascular fluorescence imaging (f/m/x) 101780

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Your mission

The successful candidate will lead advances within an innovative research program that develops a novel catheter for hybrid fluorescence-ultrasound intravascular imaging. The goal is to shift the paradigm in the detection of multiple atheroma-related pathophysiological parameters, including plaque formation, protease activity, oxidized low-density lipoprotein content, plaque permeability, as well as fibrin deposition on coronary stents.

The project is in collaboration with Harvard University and is geared towards the development of miniaturized catheters that will enable multimodal intravascular imaging in vivo. We expect this project to result in a substantial technology leap in intravascular imaging and will ultimately improve the assessment of plaque rupture risk.

Your qualifications

  • A M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Biomedical Engineering or related discipline.
  • Excellent academic records.
  • Strong motivation, scientific curiosity and commitment to scientific excellence.
  • High knowledge of optics, fiber optics, miniaturized systems design and development.
  • Previous experience in electronics, transducers, and/or optical sensors.
  • In-depth programming skills in MATLAB for data analysis. LabVIEW programming, C++ skills and/or other relevant skills are an advantage.
  • Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent command of the English language.

What we offer you

scientific training at HELENA Graduate School
work-life balance
flexible working hours & time off in lieu
30 days annual leave
on-site health management service
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Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and world-leading research institutions it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

This position also provides the opportunity for you to build specialist knowledge and collect significant professional experience, both of which will help advance your scientific career.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (EG 13 65% TV EntgO Bund). The position is (initially) limited to three years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.
We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application, including your letter of motivation, CV, and academic transcripts of records, preferably in English.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

If you have further questions, simply contact Dimitrios Gkorpas, +49-(0)89-4140-7210, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1 

85764 Oberschleißheim

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