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Lehr­stuhl für Bio­lo­gi­sche Bild­ge­bung an der Techi­schen Uni­ver­si­tät Mün­chen

The Chair of Bio­lo­gical Ima­ging (CBI) at the Tech­nical Uni­versity of Munich (TUM) and its integ­rated Insti­tute of Bio­lo­gical and Med­ical Ima­ging (IBMI) at the Helm­holtz Zen­trum München (HMGU), Ger­many, now seek highly qual­i­fied and motiv­ated can­did­ates for a fac­ulty pos­i­tion to lead the devel­op­ment and applic­a­tion of optoacous­tic meso­scopy to bio­logy and medi­cine, with a major focus on skin sens­ing and ima­ging.

CBI is the corner­stone of a rap­idly expand­ing bioen­gin­eer­ing eco­sys­tem in the Munich sci­ence area; 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, 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 career. Our research aims to shift the paradigm of bio­lo­gical dis­cov­ery and health­care impact and address the major health chal­lenges of our time by devel­op­ing the med­ical solu­tions of tomor­row.

Fac­ulty (all levels; f/m/d) in optoacous­tic meso­scopy

Working field:

At CBI, we are push­ing the lim­its of res­ol­u­tion, depth, speed, con­trast cov­er­age, spe­cificity, and sens­it­iv­ity of optical ima­ging. Optoacous­tic ima­ging com­bines the high con­trast and res­ol­u­tion of optical excit­a­tion at depths com­par­able to ultra­sound ima­ging. These char­ac­ter­ist­ics give optoacous­tic ima­ging a com­pet­it­ive edge over other ima­ging meth­ods cur­rently applied in bio­logy, medi­cine, envir­on­mental sens­ing, and pol­lu­tion mon­it­or­ing.

The Optoacous­tic Meso­scopy Labor­at­ory will con­ceive, design, and develop tech­no­logy that enables unique ana­tom­ical, func­tional, and molecu­lar meas­ure­ments of dis­ease bio­mark­ers. Qual­i­fied can­did­ates will lead, strengthen, and expand our research agenda along the lines of tech­no­logy devel­op­ment and clin­ical trans­la­tion and lead a team of postdoc­toral fel­lows and gradu­ate stu­dents.

Requirements:

The new fac­ulty mem­ber should have a stel­lar aca­demic track record and a solid back­ground in phys­ics, engin­eer­ing, optics, applied math­em­at­ics, or asso­ci­ated dis­cip­lines. Past exper­i­ence with, and a pas­sion for, bio­med­ical applic­a­tions is desir­able. The suc­cess­ful applic­ant is fur­ther expec­ted to become an integ­ral mem­ber of the Bioen­gin­eer­ing Com­munity in Munich and con­trib­ute to strategy and entre­pren­eur­ial activ­it­ies as well.

Can­did­ates should be inter­ested in work­ing in an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary team of bioen­gin­eers, ima­ging sci­ent­ists, data sci­ent­ists, med­ical doc­tors, bio­lo­gists, bio­chem­ists, and neur­os­cient­ists at the inter­face of dif­fer­ent research insti­tutes and inter­face with other research groups at the Helm­holtz Zen­trum München and TUM. Exper­i­ence with group super­vi­sion and man­age­ment, includ­ing suc­cess­ful rais­ing of extra­mural research fund­ing and super­vising other sci­ent­ists and PhD stu­dents will be con­sidered an asset.

What we offer:

We offer you the unique chance to impact the future of health­care. The suc­cess­ful applic­ant will have a 2-year con­tract with the pos­sib­il­ity of fur­ther exten­sion and a long-term per­spect­ive. We offer a com­pet­it­ive salary and bene­fits depend­ing on work exper­i­ence and seni­or­ity in accord­ance with the pub­lic ser­vice wage agree­ment of the Free State of Bav­aria (TV-L).

CBI provides a highly inter­na­tional, multi-dis­cip­lin­ary envir­on­ment with excel­lent oppor­tun­it­ies for sci­entific col­lab­or­a­tion and access to premium research facil­it­ies at Trans­laTUM and the cam­pus of the Helm­holtz Zen­trum München. You will be immersed in a dynamic, pro­fes­sional, and highly motiv­ated insti­tute within a stim­u­lat­ing envir­on­ment and a top-notch inter­na­tional research net­work with world-class part­ners from aca­demia and industry. Fur­ther­more, you will have the oppor­tun­ity to par­ti­cip­ate in our teach­ing activ­it­ies at the Chair of Bio­lo­gical Ima­ging at the Tech­nical Uni­versity of Munich.

Situ­ated at the foot­hills of the Alps, Munich is con­sist­ently ranked as one of the most vibrant and enjoy­able cit­ies in the world, with an excep­tional qual­ity of life. Greater Munich is also home to sev­eral world-class uni­versit­ies and research insti­tutes, cre­at­ing a truly inspir­ing intel­lec­tual atmo­sphere.

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. Pref­er­ence will be given to dis­abled can­did­ates with essen­tially the same qual­i­fic­a­tions.

How to apply:

We are look­ing for­ward to receiv­ing your com­pre­hens­ive applic­a­tion via email. The applic­a­tion should be a single PDF file, prefer­ably in Eng­lish, con­tain­ing a brief descrip­tion of your achieve­ments and future research plans (2-4 pages), your cur­riculum vitae, list of pub­lic­a­tions, and names and con­tact details of three ref­er­ees. Please indic­ate “Fac­ulty in optoacous­tic meso­scopy“ in the sub­ject line.