Helmholtz Munich is a research center with the mission to discover personalized medical solutions for the prevention and therapy of environmentally triggered diseases and promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

The Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) and its integrated Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, now seek highly qualified and motivated candidates for a faculty position to lead the development and application of optoacoustic mesoscopy to biology and medicine, with a major focus on skin sensing and imaging.

IBMI is the cornerstone of a rapidly expanding bioengineering ecosystem in the Munich science area; 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, 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. Our research aims to shift the paradigm of biological discovery and healthcare impact and address the major health challenges of our time by developing the medical solutions of tomorrow.

Faculty (all levels) in optoacoustic mesoscopy (f/m/x) 101266

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Your responsibilities

At IBMI, we are pushing the limits of resolution, depth, speed, contrast coverage, specificity, and sensitivity of optical imaging. Optoacoustic imaging combines the high contrast and resolution of optical excitation at depths comparable to ultrasound imaging. These characteristics give optoacoustic imaging a competitive edge over other imaging methods currently applied in biology, medicine, environmental sensing, and pollution monitoring.

The Optoacoustic Mesoscopy Laboratory will conceive, design, and develop technology that enables unique anatomical, functional, and molecular measurements of disease biomarkers. Qualified candidates will lead, strengthen, and expand our research agenda along the lines of technology development and clinical translation and lead a team of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

Your qualifications

The new faculty member should have a stellar academic track record and a solid background in physics, engineering, optics, applied mathematics, or associated disciplines. Past experience with, and a passion for, biomedical applications is desirable. The successful applicant is further expected to become an integral member of the Bioengineering Community in Munich and contribute to strategy and entrepreneurial activities as well.

Candidates should be interested in working in an interdisciplinary team of bioengineers, imaging scientists, data scientists, medical doctors, biologists, biochemists, and neuroscientists at the interface of different research institutes and interface with other research groups at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and TUM. Experience with group supervision and management, including successful raising of extramural research funding and supervising other scientists and PhD students will be considered an asset.

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 2 years, 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 Andreas Hillmair, Tel. +49 89 3187-2846, 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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