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Helm­holtz-Zen­trum Dres­den-Ros­sen­dorf e.V.

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den (TUD), as a Uni­ver­sity of Excel­lence, is one of the lea­ding and most dyna­mic rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons in the coun­try. Foun­ded in 1828, today it is a glo­bally ori­en­ted, regio­nally ancho­red top uni­ver­sity as it focu­ses on the grand chal­len­ges of the 21st cen­tury. lt deve­lops inno­va­tive solu­ti­ons for the world's most pres­sing issues. In rese­arch and aca­de­mic pro­grams, the uni­ver­sity unites the natu­ral and engi­nee­ring sci­en­ces with the huma­nities, social sci­en­ces and medi­cine. This wide range of disci­pli­nes is a spe­cial fea­ture, faci­li­ta­ting inter­di­sci­pli­na­rity and trans­fer of sci­ence to society. As a modern employer, it offers attrac­tive working con­di­ti­ons to all employees in tea­ching, rese­arch, tech­no­logy and admi­nis­tra­tion. The goal is to pro­mote and deve­lop their indi­vi­dual abi­li­ties while empowering ever­yone to reach their full poten­tial. TUD embo­dies a uni­ver­sity cul­ture that is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by cos­mo­po­li­ta­nism, mutual appre­cia­tion, thri­ving inno­va­tion and active par­ti­ci­pa­tion. For TU Dres­den diver­sity is an essen­tial fea­ture and a qua­lity cri­ter­ion of an excel­lent uni­ver­sity. Accord­in­gly, we wel­come all app­li­cants who would like to com­mit them­sel­ves, their achie­ve­ments and pro­duc­tivity to the suc­cess of the whole insti­tu­tion.
The Faculty of Medi­cine Carl Gus­tav Carus of Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den and the Helm­holtz-Zen­trum Dres­den-Ros­sen­dorf e.V. (HZDR) invite app­li­ca­ti­ons for a

Chair (W2) of Quan­ti­ta­tive Mole­cu­lar Ima­ging
com­bi­ned with the posi­tion of
a head of depart­ment at the HZDR


in a joint appoint­ment pro­ce­dure to be fil­led at the ear­liest pos­si­ble date.

The chair is affi­lia­ted to the Depart­ment of Nuclear Medi­cine, in com­bi­na­tion with the posi­tion of Head of the Depart­ment of Posi­tron Emis­sion Tomo­gra­phy at the Insti­tute of Radio­phar­maceu­ti­cal Can­cer Rese­arch of Helm­holtz-Zen­trum Dres­den-Ros­sen­dorf e.V. (HZDR).

As mem­ber of the Helm­holtz Asso­cia­tion of Ger­man Rese­arch Cen­ters, the HZDR employs about 1,400 people. The HZDR’s focus is on inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch in the areas energy, health and mat­ter. The Insti­tute of Radio­phar­maceu­ti­cal Can­cer Rese­arch is enga­ged in mul­ti­di­sci­pli­nary radio­phar­maceu­ti­cal can­cer rese­arch. The insti­tute’s che­mi­cal, bio­lo­gi­cal and phy­si­cal rese­arch groups focus on deve­lop­ment and eva­lua­tion of radio-label­led com­pounds for func­tio­nal quan­ti­ta­tive onco­lo­gi­cal PET/CT and PET/MR ima­ging as well as approa­ches to sys­temic (endo-radi­onu­clide/immuno) tumor the­rapy. In this con­text, the Depart­ment of Posi­tron Emis­sion Tomo­gra­phy deve­lops and vali­da­tes image recon­struc­tion, image pro­ces­sing, and data ana­ly­sis methods for impro­ved quan­ti­ta­tive func­tio­nal ima­ging and cha­rac­te­ri­sa­tion of tumor phy­sio­logy and trans­la­tion of such methods into cli­ni­cal use.

The incum­bent is expec­ted to play a decisive role in the plan­ned acqui­si­tion and instal­la­tion of a total body PET/CT sys­tem at HZDR and to be dedi­ca­ted to the con­ti­nua­tion of the close col­la­bo­ra­tion with dif­fe­rent cli­ni­cal rese­arch groups at Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal Dres­den, nota­bly at the Depart­ments of Nuclear Medi­cine and Radio­logy as well as at NCT (Natio­na­les Cen­trum für Tumor­er­kran­kun­gen) for imple­men­ta­tion and ana­ly­sis of cli­ni­cal ima­ging stu­dies. Against this back­ground, we are loo­king for a sci­en­tist (m/f/d) with exper­tise in at least two of the fol­lo­wing rese­arch topics:

  • advan­ced motion cor­rec­tion and multi-organ bio­ki­ne­tic model­ling for total body PET
  • phar­maco- and tracer­ki­ne­tic model­ling in pre­cli­ni­cal and cli­ni­cal ima­ging for radio­tra­cer deve­lop­ment
  • app­li­ca­tion of Deep Lear­ning in tomo­gra­phic image recon­struc­tion, e.g. opti­mal uti­li­sa­tion of ana­to­mi­cal (CT or MRI) pri­ors, low-dose PET recon­struc­tion
  • impro­ving fully quan­ti­ta­tive pre­cli­ni­cal ima­ging (dedi­ca­ted pro­to­cols methods and data ana­ly­sis approa­ches to over­come per­sis­ting limi­ta­ti­ons spe­ci­fic to the pre­cli­ni­cal field)
  • novel data ana­ly­sis approa­ches for impro­ving the pro­gnostic value of quan­ti­ta­tive func­tio­nal ima­ging inclu­ding vali­da­tion of the respec­tive quan­ti­ta­tive image-based para­me­ters in multi-centric ima­ging data­ba­ses and trans­la­tion of such methods into cli­ni­cal rou­tine
  • per­so­na­li­sed high pre­cision dosi­me­try for endo-radi­onu­clide the­rapy

We are loo­king for a sci­en­tist with pro­ven com­pe­tence and first-hand expe­ri­ence in the field of algo­rithm/methods deve­lop­ment and data ana­ly­sis for quan­ti­ta­tive func­tio­nal ima­ging (PET/CT, PET/MR, SPECT) are requi­red. Fur­ther­more, a strong focus on trans­la­tio­nal rese­arch is expec­ted. In addi­tion to an excel­lent sci­en­ti­fic record, the can­di­date should have lea­dership experi-ence, stra­te­gic skills and abi­lity to work in a team, as well as expe­ri­ence in the acqui­si­tion of third-party fun­ding. To be eli­gi­ble for the posi­tion, a uni­ver­sity degree and a PhD in phy­sics, medi­cal phy­sics, elec­tri­cal engi­nee­ring, or a simi­lar spe­cialty is requi­red, as well as a habi­li­ta­tion or habi­li­ta­tion-equi­va­lent achie­ve­ments. App­li­cants must ful­fil the employ­ment qua­li­fi­ca­tion requi­re­ments of § 58 of the Act on the Auto­nomy of Insti­tu­ti­ons of Hig­her Edu­ca­tion in the Free State of Sax­ony (SächsHSFG).

For fur­ther ques­ti­ons, please con­tact Prof. Dr. Klaus Kopka (, Direc­tor at the Insti­tute of Radio­phar­maceu­ti­cal Can­cer Rese­arch at HZDR, and/or the dean of the Faculty of Medi­cine Carl Gus­tav Carus of TU Dres­den, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. E. Troost (

TUD and HZDR strive to employ more women in aca­de­mia and rese­arch. We the­re­fore expressly encou­rage women to apply. The Uni­ver­sity is a cer­ti­fied family-fri­endly uni­ver­sity and offers a Dual Career Ser­vice. We wel­come app­li­ca­ti­ons from can­di­da­tes with disa­bi­li­ties. If mul­ti­ple can­di­da­tes prove to be equally qua­li­fied, those with disa­bi­li­ties or with equi­va­lent sta­tus pur­suant to the Ger­man Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive prio­rity for employ­ment.If you have any ques­ti­ons about these topics, please con­tact the Equal Oppor­tu­nities Offi­cer of the Faculty of Medi­cine (Dr. Valtink, phone +49 351-458-6124) or of the HZDR (Dr. San­dra Hamann, phone +49 351 260-3649) and the rep­re­sen­ta­tive for per­sons with disa­bi­li­ties of the Faculty of Medi­cine (Ms Vogel­busch, +49 351-458-12127) or HZDR (Dr. Frank Bok, phone +49 351 260-3551), respec­tively.

Hinweise zur Bewerbung:

Please sub­mit your app­li­ca­tion (inclu­ding a com­pre­hen­sive CV, a descrip­tion of your rese­arch con­cept, list of publi­ca­ti­ons and of third-party-fun­ding, a com­pi­la­tion of cour­ses taught incl. the results of eva­lua­ti­ons, and a copy of the cer­ti­fi­cate of your hig­hest aca­de­mic degree) by June 4th, 2023 pre­fer­a­bly in elec­tro­nic form in a sin­gle PDF file or by post to Deka­nin der Medi­zi­ni­schen Fakul­tät Carl Gus­tav Carus der Tech­ni­schen Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den, Frau Prof. Dr. med. Dr. Esther G.C. Troost, Fet­scher­str. 74, 01307 Dres­den ( Please note that your app­li­ca­tion docu­ments will be made avail­able to both rep­re­sen­ta­ti­ves of TU Dres­den and HZDR.
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