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. 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.

We now seek a highly qualified and motivated Postdoctoral fellow (f/m/x) to drive the development of a novel type of Optoacoustic in vivo imaging system with superior resolution while maintaining penetration depth of several millimeters – going beyond state-of-the-art multiphoton and bioluminescence imaging in life-sciences alike.

Postdoc for the development of instrumentation for high-resolution Optoacoustic whole animal imaging (f/m/x) 101781

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Your responsibilities

Optoacoustic imaging (e.g. MSOT and RSOM) combines the versatile contrast of optical imaging with the deep penetration of ultrasound imaging. These characteristics give optoacoustic imaging a competitive edge over other imaging methods currently applied in biology and medicine.

The successful candidate will lead advances to develop an instrumentation that links the high resolution of raster scanning optoacoustic mesoscopy (RSOM) with pulsed diode powered excitation and locked-in detection to allow obtaining cellular resolution in several millimeters’ depth in the live animal.

The project is a joined effort with other renowned laboratories from France, the Netherlands and Switzerland, that contribute for example AI based data analysis as well as custom electronics and ultrasound-transducer development. Hence the successful candidate will not only develop instrumentation but also function as the linking hub between the partner groups – resulting in truly international and interdisciplinary work.

Your qualifications

The successful applicant must have the following:

  • Master degree and a Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering or Chemistry
  • Exceptional, documented, command of optical imaging techniques, optics and imaging/setup related electronics
  • Hands-on experience in setting up advanced optical imaging technology
  • In-depth programming skills in MATLAB and C for instrument control (e.g. stages, DAQs, Ardu-inos etc.)
  • Strong background in imaging, signal and image processing, data quantification and analysis
  • Preferably background in ultrasound detection or Opto-/Photoacoustics imaging
  • Excellent track record of research achievements and publications in top-ranked journals
  • Strong motivation, resilience, scientific curiosity and commitment to scientific excellence
  • Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment
  • Excellent command of the English language

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
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.

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 13 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to two years, 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 and in a single PDF file.

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 Hailong He,, 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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