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 research 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 are seeking a highly qualified and motivated Data curator/scientist (f/m/x) to establish, maintain, and manage a database and workflow for our biomedical imaging and sensing data and metadata stream.

Data curator/ Scientist for Biomedical Imaging (f/m/x) 101922

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Your responsibilities

Biomedical imaging and sensing generate vast amounts of sensitive data, which need to be transferred, stored, and curated efficiently and in accordance with legal and technical requirements. The successful candidate will work closely with our clinical and computational research groups as well as the data centers of Helmholtz Munich and TUM to establish and manage a new workflow for data transfer, cataloging and storage, standardization, and access.

The task requires a strong understanding of technical and legal requirements with respect to handling large amounts of potentially sensitive personal and medical data. Furthermore, you will be responsible for data safety and handling in compliance with national and international regulatory and funding agencies (e.g. EU, DFG, federal and state ministries). You will work closely with IBMI’s IT administrator to align our database with IBMI’s IT infrastructure.

Based on your personal aptitude and time capacity, once the core task has been completed, there will be the opportunity to drive your own research projects as a data scientist within the scope of IBMI’s research agenda.

Your qualifications

The successful applicant must have the following:

  • Bachelor or Master (and possibly a PhD) degree in computational science, biomedical computing, or a related discipline.
  • Excellent track record, strong motivation, scientific curiosity, and commitment to excellence.
  • Expert knowledge and hands-on experience in handling large scientific datasets, procedures for data handling and protection within relevant legal frameworks (e.g. GDPR).
  • Strong background in database establishment and management tools (e.g. MySQL), operating systems (e.g. Linux OS) and languages (e.g. BASH).
  • Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent command of English and German.

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.

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

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 Dr. Andreas Hillmair, +49 (0)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

Workplace will be:
TranslaTUM, Einsteinstr. 25, 81675 Munich

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