Postdoctoral fellow or Ph.D. student

    Postdoctoral fellow or Phd Students

    Website Technical University of Munich

    Profile: Postdoctoral fellow or Ph.D. student for protein engineering of imaging tools.
    Company: Chair for Biological Imaging, CBI, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    Posted on: 08-04-22
    Deadline: 30-06-22

    The Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Institute of
    Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at Helmholtz Munich are an integrated, multi-disciplinary
    research structure and form the cornerstone of a rapidly expanding bioengineering ecosystem in
    Munich, Germany; including the Research Center TranslaTUM and the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus,
    which integrate bioengineering with oncology and metabolic disorders, respectively. CBI 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, CBI offers
    state-of-the-art infrastructure for innovative research and a perfect environment to accelerate your
    Join our team and be part of our rich and dynamic research culture of enquiry and innovation. CBI
    researchers come from the top ranks of physics, chemistry, engineering, and biomedicine and attract
    significant investment from national and international sources. Our scientists serve in international
    societies and conferences and are recipients of a multitude of top international and German awards,
    including the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz prize and 11 ERC awards. In addition to scientific
    excellence, CBI promotes entrepreneurship, company spin-off activities, and collaborations with other
    top academic institutions and leading corporations in the photonics, pharmaceuticals and healthcare
    We now seek a highly qualified and motivated Postdoctoral fellow or Ph.D. student (f/m/d) to drive
    the development of a novel type of Optoacoustic in vivo imaging system with superior resolution while
    maintaining penetration depth of several millimeters – going beyond state-of-the-art multiphoton and
    bioluminescence imaging in life-sciences alike.

    The Mission:
    Optoacoustic imaging (e.g. MSOT and RSOM) combines the high contrast and resolution of laser
    excitation with the deep penetration of ultrasound imaging. These characteristics give optoacoustic
    imaging a competitive edge over other imaging methods currently applied in biology and medicine.
    The successful candidate will lead advances to develop an instrumentation that links the high
    resolution of RSOM with pulsed diode powered excitation and locked-in detection to allow obtaining
    cellular resolution in several millimeters’ depth in the live animal. The project is a joined effort with
    renowned computational groups as well as custom electronics and ultrasound-transducer developers.
    Hence, the successful candidate will not only develop instrumentation but also function as the linking
    hub between the partner groups – resulting in truly interdisciplinary work.

    Your profile:
    The successful applicant must have the following:
    • Master degree (and a Ph.D. for postdocs) in Physics, Chemistry or Engineering
    • Exceptional, documented, command of optical imaging techniques, optics and imaging/setup
    related electronics
    • Experience in setting up advanced optical imaging technology
    • In-depth programming skills in MATLAB and C for instrument control (e.g. stages, DAQs,
    Arduinos etc.)
    • Strong background in imaging, signal and image processing, data quantification and analysis
    • Preferably background in ultrasound detection / Opto-/Photoacoustics
    • Excellent track record of research achievements and publications in top-ranked journals
    • Strong motivation, scientific curiosity and commitment to scientific excellence
    • Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment
    • Excellent command of the English language
    • Good command of the German language is considered an advantage

    Our offer:
    CBI provides a highly international, multi-disciplinary environment with excellent opportunities for
    professional growth. You will be part of a dynamic, professional and highly motivated team within a
    stimulating environment and gain international exposure through our partners and collaborators
    across Europe and the world. We support career development, continued education and life-long
    Situated on the foothills of the Alps, Munich is consistently ranked as one of the most vibrant and
    enjoyable cities in the world, with an exceptionally quality of life. Greater Munich is also home to
    several world-class universities and research institutes, creating a truly inspiring intellectual
    The successful applicant will initially have a 2-year contract (3 years for Ph.D. students), with the
    possibility of extension. Salary will commensurate with work experience and seniority (TV-L E13; for
    PhD students E13-65%). As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly
    encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity
    dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Qualified applicants with physical
    disabilities will be given preference.

    Your application:
    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, via
    email to Please indicate “Postdoctoral fellow or Ph.D. student for protein
    engineering of imaging tools (f/m/d)” in the subject line.

    For any question, please contact (but please send your application only to recruiting address above):
    Dr. Andre C. Stiel email:
    Technical University of Munich (TUM)
    Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI)
    Ismaningerstr. 22
    81675 Munich, Germany
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