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.

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The Helmholtz Pioneer Campus (HPC) founded and funded by the Helmholtz Center 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 nanoPROBE Lab, headed by Dr. Jian Cui, engages in nanomaterials and photonics research for optical bio-sensing and engineering. Our mission is to develop new tools and uncover new biology.

Our group has been working on the development of a new nanomaterials-based approach to imaging oxidative damage. However, the full applicability of this technique cannot be determined without a more sophisticated understanding of light propagation through cells and tissue. Therefore, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher interested in exploring the physics of light generation, propagation, and detection through biological matter of different sizes, shapes, and composition. Your goal will be to advance these studies in the context of our current project. However, you are also encouraged to explore new possibilities and directions.

We are looking for a highly motivated

Postdoctoral researcher – Optical cellular biophysics (f/m/d) 2020/0168

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Your responsibilities

  • Interest in exploring the physics of light generation, propagation, and detection through biological matter of different sizes, shapes, and composition
  • Advance these studies in the context of the current project
  • Explore new possibilities and directions

Your qualification

  • PhD in a technical discipline with thesis work related to optics, photonics, microscopy, or similar; experience with cultured cell or tissue imaging is beneficial
  • Practical knowledge of optics and microscopy; theoretical knowledge is a major plus
  • Strong writing and speaking skills, especially in English. Knowledge of German is also beneficial
  • A publication record that reflects the capacity to independently drive and carry out projects
  • Desired qualifications
  • A keen eye for detail and creative experimental design
  • Motivation and interest in working, learning, and teaching in a multidisciplinary and international group

What we offer you

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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 research institutes 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 3 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.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Jian Cui on, who will be happy to be of assistance. Please send your applications only via our online application form not via e-mail.

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

85764 Neuherberg near Munich

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