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 re-search unit, which provide bioengineering solutions to urgent societal needs. 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 an ideal environment to accelerate your career.

We now seek a highly qualified and motivated PhD student (f/m/x) to drive the development of an advanced signal and image analysis framework for clinical optoacoustics.

PhD candidate in advanced signal/image analytics in clinical optoacoustics (f/m/x) 101903

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Your mission

Optoacoustics, and in particular multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) and raster-scan optoacoustic mesoscopy (RSOM), enable label-free imaging of oxy- and deoxyhemoglobin as intrinsic tissue biomarkers to resolve oxygen saturation and utilization as metabolic/functional indicators.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in re-designing the MSOT/RSOM analysis framework, adapting it to clinical studies and validating it for disease imaging against established gold-standard imaging techniques. Given the prevalence of vascular, metabolic and tumor diseases in modern societies, this project has huge potential for high-impact research findings and exploitation.

You will be integrated into a network of high-profile researchers within the Clinical Bioengineering Group, IBMI and TUM’s University Hospital ‘Rechts der Isar’, giving you excellent opportunities for scientific interaction and professional growth.

Your qualifications

The successful applicant must have the following:

  • Master degree in Mathematics, Biostatistics, Electrical/Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Excellent programming skills (knowledge of R, MATLAB, and Python are considered an advantage).
  • Background in biostatistics and biomedical signal/image analysis and in applying imaging/sensing techniques to study tissue processes.
  • Strong motivation, scientific curiosity and commitment to scientific excellence.
  • Hands-on experience in clinical measurements and preclinical/clinical optoacoustics is considered 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
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 75% 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 Angelos Karlas,, 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

Workplace will be:
TranslaTUM, Einsteinstr. 25, 81675 Munich

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