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 postdoctoral researcher (f/m/x) to drive the conduction of label-free imaging of cardio-metabolic parameters in animals and humans using multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT).

Postdoctoral fellow in clinical cardio-metabolic imaging (f/m/x) 101904

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Your responsibilities

MSOT enables label-free imaging of oxy- and deoxyhemoglobin as an intrinsic tissue biosensor to resolve oxygen saturation and utilization as a metabolic indicator. Moreover, it images lipid distribution and water. Therefore, it has strong potential to provide dynamic measurements of cardio-metabolic status. The successful candidate will be instrumental in redesigning MSOT and adapting it to cardio-metabolic studies and validate the redesigned system for cardio-metabolic imaging against established gold-standard imaging techniques. Given the prevalence of cardio-metabolic disease 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 a novel DFG-funded research group (iMAGO), giving you excellent opportunities for scientific interaction and professional growth.

Your qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Electrical or Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, or a related discipline
  • Excellent track record of research achievements and publications in top-ranked journals
  • Strong background in applying imaging/sensing techniques to study tissue processes and experience in biomedical data analysis
  • Strong motivation, scientific curiosity, and commitment to scientific excellence
  • Experience in preclinical/clinical optoacoustics programming skills in MATLAB are 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

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.

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.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application including your letter of motivation, CV and academic transcripts of records preferably in English and in a single PDF file.

If you have further questions, simply contact Angelos Karlas, +49 89 3187 4139, 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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