PostDoc in computational biomedical imaging (f/m/x)


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We are Helmholtz Munich. In a rapidly changing world, we discover breakthrough solutions for better health.

Our research is focused within the areas of metabolic health/diabetes, environmental health, molecular targets and therapies, cell programming and repair, bioengineering, and computational health. We particularly excel in the fields of basic research, bioengineering, artificial intelligence, and technological development.

Through this research, we build the foundations for medical innovation. Together with our partners, we seek to accelerate the transfer of our research, so that laboratory ideas can reach society and improve people’s quality of life at the fastest rate possible.

This is what drives us. Why not join us and make a difference?

The Stiel-Lab / research group for Cell Engineering ( is one of IBMI's 11 inter-disciplinary laboratories and focuses on developing genetically encoded agents, analysis schemes and applications primarily for optical imaging. We use protein engineering to develop agents based on our research in photophysics and structure-function relationships. These agents are employed on the level of single mammalian cells as well as whole organisms. Specialized analysis algorithms facilitate the agents’ sensitive detection deep in tissue. Finally, we also work on dedicated screening, spectroscopy, and imaging instrumentation to complement our molecular tools.

Here we seek for a highly qualified and motivated PostDoc (f/m/x) with a strong experience in the development of computational analysis techniques and physical/mathematical models to drive our development of dedicated algorithms with a focus on time-series analysis in imaging.

Prof. Matthias Tschöp (Dr. Med., Dr. hc.), CEO of Helmholtz Munich:

"We believe that excellent research requires a range of different perspectives. Diverse teams reach better solutions and are more innovative in their research topics.

Establishing our Diversity Management Strategy demonstrates our commitment to ensuring an appreciative company culture based on mutual respect. We are also implementing diversity-sensitive processes throughout our whole organization."

Your tasks

The envisioned project entails multiple aspects:

  • Implementing data analysis approaches with a focus on time-series data in imaging.
  • Exploring machine learning architectures (convolutional neural networks, long short-term memory networks etc.).
  • Building physical/mathematical models including aspects of image formation in tomography, light fluence models and photophysics.
  • Modeling of signal for a given tissue / measurement geometry to test models / improvement strategies.
  • Analyzing data in the context of our ongoing biomedical work and drive the technology to breakthrough applications in our understanding of organisms in health and disease.
  • Leading laboratory scientists in the generation of suitable imaging data for testing and benchmarking (define data characteristics and goals).
  • Liaison with physicists/engineers developing the imaging instrumentation to achieve a close fit of analysis and device.

Your profile

The successful applicant must have the following:

  • High motivation, curiosity, and commitment to scientific excellence.
  • Ph.D. in computer-science, applied mathematics, data-science, theoretical chemistry, physics, or similar fields.
  • Experience in signal processing, denoising etc.
  • Experience in formulating physical/mathematical models.
  • Background in image data analysis and analysis of time-series data.
  • Background in machine learning techniques.
  • Interest in biomedical imaging.
  • Interest in photophysical phenomena.
  • Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent command of the English language.



Since 2005, we hold the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for exemplary action in the sense of an equal-opportunity organizational culture.

Helmholtz Munich is actively committed to diversity and inclusion in practice and is sustainably committed to equality.

The Diversity Charter has set itself the goal of promoting diversity in the world of work. By signing the charter, we commit ourselves to create an appreciative working environment for all employees.


If you fulfil all the requirements, you may be eligible for a salary grade of up to E 13. Social benefits are based on the Collective Wage Agreement for Public-Sector Employees (TVöD). The position has an (initial) fixed term of 2 years but may be extended under certain circumstances.

We are committed to promoting a culture of diversity and welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion or age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we will require further documents from you regarding the comparability of your degree. Please request the Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications as early as possible.


Interested in applying?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Andre-Christian Stiel, 089 3187-3972, who will be happy to help.

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