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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 Chair of Bio­lo­gical Ima­ging (CBI) at the Tech­nical Uni­versity of Munich (TUM), Ger­many and its integ­rated the Insti­tute of Bio­lo­gical and Med­ical Ima­ging (IBMI) at the Helm­holtz Zen­trum München (HMGU) is the ideal envir­on­ment for you!
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 meta­bolic dis­orders and onco­logy, 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.
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.

PhD can­did­ate (f/m) in optoacous­tic micro­scopy applic­a­tions

We now seek a highly qual­i­fied and motiv­ated PhD can­did­ate (f/m) to drive bio­med­ical and clin­ical applic­a­tions of a unique mul­timodal optical and optoacous­tic micro­scopy ima­ging sys­tem.

Work­ing field:

Optoacous­tic ima­ging com­bines the high con­trast of optical excit­a­tion with the high res­ol­u­tion and deep pen­et­ra­tion of ultra­sound. These char­ac­ter­ist­ics give optoacous­tic ima­ging many advant­ages over other ima­ging meth­ods for applic­a­tions in bio­logy and medi­cine. One area of medi­cine where optoacous­tic ima­ging has great poten­tial is car­di­ovas­cu­lar research includ­ing ath­er­o­scler­o­sis. Visu­al­iz­a­tion of ath­er­o­scler­otic plaque pro­gres­sion is of utmost import­ance for mon­it­or­ing pro­cesses under­ly­ing ath­er­o­scler­o­sis on cel­lu­lar and intra­cel­lu­lar res­ol­u­tion in the physiolo­gical envir­on­ment, as the sud­den rup­ture of an ath­er­o­scler­otic plaque is one of the main causes of stroke and stroke induced death.
The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate will apply hybrid micro­scopy for exper­i­mental ath­er­o­scler­o­sis research, includ­ing ima­ging of dif­fer­ent struc­tural and mor­pho­lo­gical com­pos­i­tion of car­di­ovas­cu­lar ves­sels and ath­er­oma with cel­lu­lar res­ol­u­tion, as opposed to com­monly used ultra­sono­graphy with crude image qual­ity. High-res­ol­u­tion optoacous­tic ima­ging will provide a wider fea­ture set of invest­ig­a­tional or clin­ical rel­ev­ance without the need to stain or label the tis­sue. The can­did­ate will also be integ­ral in fur­ther devel­op­ment of the optical ima­ging meth­od­o­logy, data ana­lysis and image recon­struc­tion as part of her/his PhD pro­ject. The devel­op­ment pro­cess will give the suc­cess­ful can­did­ate the oppor­tun­ity to strengthen her/his skills in optics, lasers and com­pu­ta­tion skills. She/he will be involved with every stage of micro­scope design, test­ing and applic­a­tion, as well as with dis­sem­in­a­tion of res­ults in the form of pub­lic­a­tions and, if appro­pri­ate, pat­ents.


  • High motiv­a­tion, sci­entific curi­os­ity and abil­ity to work inde­pend­ently
  • A degree in Phys­ics, Optics, Engin­eer­ing, Med­ical Tech­no­logy or a related field and an excel­lent aca­demic track record
  • Prac­tical exper­i­ence with laser-based optical sys­tems; espe­cially micro­scopic setups
  • Pro­gram­ming cap­ab­il­it­ies (for example, Mat­lab, C/C++)
  • Prac­tical exper­i­ence in hard­ware con­trol, data acquis­i­tion and syn­chron­iz­a­tion, sys­tem devel­op­ment and integ­ra­tion
  • 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:

  • Exper­i­ence in exper­i­mental research
  • Basic know­ledge of optoacous­tic ima­ging
  • Basic know­ledge of mul­ti­photon ima­ging

What we of­fer:

We offer you the unique chance to make a dif­fer­ence in future health­care. At CBI, we strongly 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 and medi­cine 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 3-year con­tract. We offer a com­pet­it­ive salary and bene­fits depend­ing on work exper­i­ence and seni­or­ity in accord­ance with the pub­lic ser­vice wage agree­ment of Free State of Bav­aria (TV-L EG13-65%). 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.

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 to Please indic­ate “PhD can­did­ate in optoacous­tic micro­scopy” in the sub­ject line.