Postdoctoral fellow in live-cell chemical microscopy and bio-optics…

  • Contract
  • Germany
  • Posted 2 months ago

Helmholtz Munich

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Job description:

: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

The (IBMI) at Helmholtz Munich and the Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are an integrated, multi-disciplinary re-search unit, which provide bioengineering solutions to urgent societal needs. IBMI 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, IBMI offers state-of-the-art infrastructure for innovative research and an ideal environment to accelerate your career.

We now seek a highly qualified and motivated Postdoctoral researcher (f/m/x) to drive the development and applications to push the limits of our unique label-free metabolic microscopy systems.

Full time

Neuherberg near Munich

Professionals, Postdocs

Your responsibilities

Mid-Infrared Optoacoustic imaging and sensing generate label-free structural and metabolic infor-mation about the healthy or diseased state of biological tissues. This project is geared toward system and methodology development and as a member of IBMI’s Translational Optoacoustics group, the successful candidate will lead advances to develop live-cell optoacoustic microscopy with label-free molecular contrast for intra-vital metabolic imaging. The goal is to expand the technical abilities and the application scope of vibrational microscopy to study metabolism in living cells and tissues by fast hy-perspectral imaging, developing a new chemical-bond-specific imaging modality with no parallel.

Your qualifications

The successful applicant must have the following:

  • PhD in Physics, Optics, Engineering, Biochemistry, Electrochemistry, Medical Technology, or a related field
  • Strong motivation, scientific curiosity, and commitment to scientific excellence
  • Outstanding academic track record
  • Excellent programming skills (for example: Matlab, LabView, C/C++, Python, etc); particularly in real-world programming
  • Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment
  • Excellent command of the English language

The following qualifications are considered advantageous:

  • Proven experience in experimental research
  • Knowledge on microscopy and vibrational spectroscopy
  • Practical experience in cell cultures, biological tissues, wet lab, laser-based optical systems, hardware control, data acquisition and synchronization, system development and integration

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
30 days annual leave
on-site health management service

on-site nursery & holiday care
elder care company pension scheme discounted public transport ticket
Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and world-leading research institutions it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

Provided that the prerequisites are fulfilled, a salary level up to E 13 is possible. Social benefits are based on the collective agreement for the federal public service (TVöD). The position is (initially) limited to two years, under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application, including your letter of motivation (1 page maximum), CV, a 200-words summary of one of your research projects, and academic transcripts of records, preferably in English.

Interested?If you have further questions, simply contact Ines Baumgartner, 089 3187-4149, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1

85764 Oberschleißheim

Total E-Quality Award for excellent gender equality policy for women and men: Helmholtz Munich is particularly committed to promoting professional equality between women and men. It therefore aims to increase the proportion of the underrepresented sex in the respective field. Helmholtz Munich is part of the Helmholtz Association, Germany’s largest scientific organization. Altogether 43.000 people currently work in its 18 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers. The Association’s annual budget amounts to around 5 billion Euros.

This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation.

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