Helmholtz Zentrum München 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.

At our institute you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution for a healthier society.

The newly established Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (iTERM) develops and implements tools to analyze the 3D structure and molecular identity of biological samples. At iTERM, we bring together cutting-edge science from biology, chemistry, engineering, and computer applications.

Our overarching aim is to obtain a holistic view of interconnected biological systems in health and disease. We develop deep learning algorithms (AI) to analyze large imaging and molecular data in a robust and unbiased way. Our research received high attention from high-profile scientific journals (Nature Methods Pan Cai…Ertürk, 2016, Nature Neuroscience Cai Pan…Ertürk 2018, Cell, 2019, Pan Schoppe…Ertürk, Cell Zhao…Ertürk, 2020, Nature Methods Todorov Paetzold…Ertürk, 2020) and media including New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Süddeutsche Zeitung. More on

We are aiming to strengthen our new institute with a new team member with a

Position in Light-sheet microscopy (PhD/ Postdoc/ Staff Scientist) (f/m/x) 100827

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Your responsibilities

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented scientist with excellent skills and knowledge in setting up and maintaining light-sheet microscopes for tissue clearing purposes. The candidate will be expected to develop, innovate and implement new advances in light-sheet technology focusing on the analysis of large cleared human organs (Zhao…Ertürk, Cell, 2020). The candidate’s tasks will include general management of the erturk lab light-sheet microscopes including MesoSPIM, Ultramicroscope II and Blaze, their maintenance, new imaging method developments, as well as all data acquisition and interpretation.

In this position you

  • Can design and setup light-sheet microscopes
  • Develop and establish light-sheet imaging methods for large mouse bodies and human organs
  • Write codes to maintain microscope controls
  • Effectively communicate with experts to troubleshoot
  • Analyse large imaging data coming from light-sheet microscopy

Your qualifications

  • Candidates must have a PhD/ Masters in a relevant Life Sciences field.
  • Expertise in imaging methods is appreciated.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform experimental protocols and procedures, including detailed data collection, and analysis, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment.
  • Finally, good communication skills in English, team player mentality, independence and problem-solving skills are expected.


What we offer you

continuous education and training
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.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund). The position is (initially) limited to 2 Years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
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If you have further questions, simply contact Karen Biniossek, 089 3187 2508, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
ITERM Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

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