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 and 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.

We now seek a highly qualified and motivated PhD student (f/m/x) to drive the development of novel imaging and sensing systems for non-invasive detection of metabolic parameters.

PhD student in bio-optics (f/m/x) 101482

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Your mission

The successful candidate will contribute in our developments toward non-invasive detection of metabolic parameters, as part of our highly impactful research programs backed by the European Union and the German government.

You will be involved at every stage of sensors design, testing and application and the expected results will not only accelerate your scientific career, but they will also greatly impact society, improving the quality of life of patients world-wide and yielding a vast potential for commercial exploitation.

Your qualifications

  • Strong motivation, scientific curiosity and commitment to scientific excellence
  • Master degree in Physics, Optics, Engineering, Medical Technology or a related field
  • Outstanding academic study record
  • Experience in optics and photonics, electronics and system integration, computation and data analysis, sensing and imaging
  • Excellent programming skills (for example: Matlab, LabView, C/C++, Python, etc); in particular in real-world programming
  • Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and highly-competitive environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent command of the English language written and spoken

The following qualifications are considered advantageous:

  • Proven experience in experimental research
  • Basic knowledge of microscopic imaging
  • Practical experience with laser-based optical systems
  • Practical experience in hardware control, data acquisition and synchronization, system development and integration

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 50% TV EntgO Bund). In addition, there is also the possibility of granting an allowance if the necessary conditions are fulfilled. The position is (initially) limited to three years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

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 Miguel Pleitez, +49 89 3187 4181, 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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