Staff Scientist for Tissue Clearing & Image Analysis (f/m/x)


Image (close to) fulltime,
35 - 39 hours/week
Image Neuherberg near Munich
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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?

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 clearing technologies for cellular level imaging and deep learning algorithms to analyze large imaging and molecular data in a robust and unbiased way. The lab is moving forward to use the data for biofabrication purposes. Our research also has been highlighted by worldwide media including New York TimesWall Street Journal and Süddeutsche Zeitung. You can find more about us at

iTERM is growing rapidly and to further strengthen the setup of our young institute we are looking for highly motivated individuals. We care about diversity, and welcome applications from any background.

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

  • Lab support: Maintenance of cutting-edge light-sheet microscopes, managing and ensuring laser safety protocols
  • Implementation of tissue-clearing projects / collaborations
  • Data analysis support: Help with processing and data storage infrastructure


  • Interface with our AI team to help with the creation of new analysis pipelines
  • Help with writing new animal experiment licenses

Your profile

  • MSc (optionally: PhD) in Life Sciences or Optical Physics or a related field
  • Strong background in tissue clearing and/or fluorescence microscopy
  • Experience with image analysis automation (Python, FIJI, Deep Learning)
  • Fluent in scientific English, optionally also in German


  • Experience with setting up and administering animal experiments (FELASA B certificate)



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 1 Year, with the possibility of moving to a permanent contract.

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 Stefanie Reitinger,, who will be happy to help.

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