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Lehr­stuhl für Bio­lo­gi­sche Bild­ge­bung an der Techi­schen Uni­ver­si­tät Mün­chen

Are you pas­sion­ate about sci­ence, full of ideas and innov­at­ive poten­tial that drive change and enjoy work­ing in an inter­na­tional, fast-paced envir­on­ment? Are you motiv­ated by the soci­etal impact of research and seek an oppor­tun­ity to play an instru­mental part in the devel­op­ment of emer­ging tech­no­lo­gies for bio­logy, health­care and envir­on­mental applic­a­tions? Then 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 Muenchen (HMGU), Ger­many, is the ideal envir­on­ment for you!

CBI pro­file:
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, 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 career. Our research aims to shift the paradigm of bio­lo­gical dis­cov­ery and trans­la­tion to address major health chal­lenges of our time and develop the med­ical solu­tions of tomor­row.
In our Trans­la­tional Optoacous­tics team, we are reach­ing the next fron­ti­ers in label-free optical micro­scopy and non-invas­ive bio­sensing by devel­op­ment and applic­a­tion of mid-infrared optoacous­tic ima­ging and spec­tro­scopy that have a dir­ect impact in the clin­ics. Optoacous­tic sens­ing com­bines the high-con­trast and high-res­ol­u­tion of optical excit­a­tion with the ima­ging depth of ultra­sound detec­tion. Addi­tion­ally, the high-scalab­il­ity and mul­ti­di­men­sion­al­ity of optoacous­tic ima­ging allows its com­bin­a­tion with chem­ical-spe­cific laser excit­a­tion that can be applied in liv­ing cells, animal mod­els, and humans. To accom­plish this, we develop innov­at­ive cus­tom-built sens­ing tech­no­lo­gies and apply state-of the-art laser tech­no­lo­gies found in just few places around the world.
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, engin­eer­ing, chem­istry, bio­medi­cine and com­puter sci­ence and our pipeline fre­quently yields high-impact papers, suc­cess­ful tech­no­logy spin-offs and com­mer­cial­iz­a­tion. Our research is reg­u­larly fea­tured in major news chan­nels and has received broad recog­ni­tion includ­ing sev­eral pres­ti­gi­ous awards and con­sid­er­able research fund­ing from national and inter­na­tional sources.

We are now look­ing for a highly qual­i­fied and pas­sion­ate postdoc­toral fel­low (f/m/d) to drive the devel­op­ment and applic­a­tions—to push the lim­its—of our unique label-free live-cell micro­scopy sys­tems.

Postdoc­toral fel­low in live-cell chem­ical micro­scopy (f/m/d)

Work­ing field:

The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate will lead advances within an innov­at­ive micro­scopy pro­gram that devel­ops live-cell optoacous­tic micro­scopy with label-free molecu­lar con­trast. The goal is to expand the tech­nical abil­it­ies and the applic­a­tion scope of vibra­tional micro­scopy to study meta­bol­ism in liv­ing cells and organoids by fast hyper­spec­tral ima­ging, devel­op­ing a new chem­ical-bond-spe­cific ima­ging mod­al­ity with no par­al­lel. The pro­ject is geared toward sys­tem and meth­od­o­logy devel­op­ment of an advanced ima­ging mod­al­ity that deliv­ers label-free meta­bolic ima­ging in liv­ing cells and tis­sues. We expect this endeav­our to res­ult in a sub­stan­tial tech­no­logy leap, lead­ing to import­ant bio­lo­gical break­throughs and clin­ical trans­la­tion

Require­ments:

The applic­ant must have the fol­low­ing:
  • Strong motiv­a­tion, sci­entific curi­os­ity, and com­mit­ment to sci­entific excel­lence
  • A PhD in Phys­ics, Optics, Engin­eer­ing, Bio­chem­istry, Elec­tro­chem­istry, Med­ical Tech­no­logy, or a related field
  • An out­stand­ing aca­demic record
  • Excel­lent pro­gram­ming skills (for example: Mat­lab, Lab­View, C/C++, Python, etc); in par­tic­u­lar in real-world pro­gram­ming
  • Team player skills and enthu­si­asm to work in a col­lab­or­at­ive, multi-dis­cip­lin­ary, and highly-com­pet­it­ive envir­on­ment
  • Excel­lent com­mu­nic­a­tion skills
  • Excel­lent com­mand of the Eng­lish lan­guage

The fol­low­ing qual­i­fic­a­tions are con­sidered advant­age­ous:
  • Proven exper­i­ence in exper­i­mental research
  • Excel­lent con­trol of writ­ten and spoken Eng­lish
  • Know­ledge on micro­scopy
  • Prac­tical exper­i­ence with cell cul­tures, bio­lo­gical tis­sues, wet lab, etc.
  • Prac­tical exper­i­ence with laser-based optical sys­tems
  • Prac­tical exper­i­ence in hard­ware con­trol, data acquis­i­tion and syn­chron­iz­a­tion, sys­tem devel­op­ment and integ­ra­tion

What we of­fer:

believe in sci­entific excel­lence and innov­a­tion. This is your oppor­tun­ity to be part of and to advance your career in a world-lead­ing research insti­tute, where bioen­gin­eer­ing prin­ciples meet today’s chal­lenges in bio­logy, medi­cine and envir­on­mental health to develop the solu­tions of tomor­row. 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 learn­ing.

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 atmo­sphere.

The suc­cess­ful applic­ant will have a 2-year con­tract. 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 E 13). 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 includ­ing your let­ter of motiv­a­tion, CV and aca­demic tran­scripts of records prefer­ably in Eng­lish and in a single PDF file, via email. Please indic­ate “Postdoc­toral fel­low in live-cell chem­ical micro­scopy (f/m/d)” in the sub­ject line.