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

The Helmholtz Pioneer Campus (HPC) founded and funded by Helmholtz Munich stands for the intelligent fusion of biomedical sciences, engineering and digitization. At HPC, top scientific talents from across the globe work together on the development of novel solutions that make a difference in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

The here advertised position serves a collobaration between Helmholtz Munich and the National Center of Tumor Diseases (NCT) Dresden. NCT is a joint institution of the German Cancer Research Center, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, the Faculty of Medicine at TU Dresden, and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). The NCT with sites in Heidelberg and Dresden is beeing further expanded to an international center of excellence regarding point-of-care and individualized Cancer Medicine. Research in the Department of Functional Imaging in Surgical Oncology (FBOO), is focused on the development and application of novel imaging probes and imaging methods in the short-wave infrared spectral range (SWIR imaging) for biological and medical in-vivo applications (Prof. Oliver Bruns). Recent progress in SWIR concerns detection technologies and the development of new probes that will enable new capabilities in preclinical and clinical imaging.

Candidates interested in pursuing a PhD and/or a complementary Master’s degree in this position can be enrolled at TU Dresden.

Research Systems Engineer (f/m/x) 101999

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Your responsibilities

This is a generalist role where we do not expect you to know everything and will provide you with the time and resources to learn new skills as needed. We are looking for candidates who have a general technical background and can take ownership of one or more of the following roles: biomedical engineering, optical engineering, software engineering, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering.

We are looking for a Systems Engineer who is interested in bringing prototype imaging systems from the lab to the clinic. As a first project, you will help us implement a portable imaging system to help guide pathologists during examination of tissue. Once this system is in the clinic, you will work with our users to learn more about their processes, and how we might improve our current imaging systems or develop new ones.

Your qualifications

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in a technical field, or equivalent experience
  • Able to work in a hospital setting
  • located in our partnersite in Dresden, with significant time on site (>50%)
  • Able to travel (20%) to attend surgeries, troubleshoot issues, or train users
  • Experience with medical devices is a plus
  • Experience with 3D printing, photography, or industrial design a plus
  • Experience with Linux, Python, C++, Rust, OpenCV, or related tools is a plus
  • Our working language is English, German is a plus

What we offer you

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30 days annual leave

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Dresden is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life in Germany. With its first-class technical university 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 can be filled immediately and will be initially limited until December 31, 2024. We will review applications as we receive them.

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.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Thomas Stanley Bischof,, who will be happy to be of assistance.

Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Helmholtz Pioneer Campus
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Neuherberg near Munich

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