An­ge­bot 254 von 316 vom 23.05.2019, 14:38


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 and health­care? 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 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 and medi­cine. 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.
The research group for Cel­lu­lar Engin­eer­ing is part of CBI and focuses on devel­op­ing genet­ic­ally encod­able molecu­lar labels and sensors for innov­at­ive ima­ging schemes, primar­ily fluor­es­cence and optoacous­tic ima­ging. We develop labels based on strategies of pro­tein engin­eer­ing but are also inter­ested in repro­gram­ming whole cells to that effect. The developed molecu­lar tools are employed on the level of single mam­malian cells as well as whole organ­isms.
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, bio­logy and medi­cine and our pipeline fre­quently yields high-impact papers, suc­cess­ful tech­no­logy spin-offs and com­mer­cial­iz­a­tion. Our research is reg­u­larly fea­tured in major news chan­nels and received broad recog­ni­tion includ­ing sev­eral pres­ti­gi­ous awards and con­sid­er­able research fund­ing from national and inter­na­tional sources.
We now seek a highly qual­i­fied and motiv­ated PhD stu­dent fel­low in cell engin­eer­ing (f/m/d) to drive the devel­op­ment of ima­ging labels and sensors in the con­text of immune and tumor bio­logy.

PhD stu­dent in Cell Engin­eer­ing (f/m/d)

Work­ing field:

The can­did­ate will work on the devel­op­ment of new labels and sensors on the molecu­lar level. Fore­most, the can­did­ate will be pivotal in strength­en­ing our efforts to show­case cut­ting edge applic­a­tions of developed labels primar­ily in the fields of immune and tumor bio­logy. The can­did­ate will estab­lish func­tional labels in mam­malian sys­tems and optim­ize their use for spe­cific research ques­tions in above fields. Such work will be con­duc­ted in close col­lab­or­a­tion with other labor­at­or­ies of TUM and HMGU that are lead­ing in the respect­ive research areas. Hence, the pos­i­tion is an excit­ing inter­face between devel­op­ment of molecu­lar tools, ima­ging, as well as answer­ing press­ing bio­med­ical ques­tions. Accord­ingly, the ideal can­did­ate should com­bine both, a strong interest in devel­op­ing ima­ging tools on the molecu­lar level and a motiv­a­tion to enter diverse bio­med­ical fields to a level that facil­it­ates show-case applic­a­tions of our labels in the respect­ive fields.


The suc­cess­ful applic­ant must have the fol­low­ing:
  • High motiv­a­tion, curi­os­ity, and com­mit­ment to sci­entific excel­lence
  • A Mas­ter degree in cell- and molecu­lar bio­logy, bio­chem­istry or sim­ilar field
  • Back­ground in cell bio­logy and molecu­lar bio­logy
  • Exper­i­ence in mam­malian cell cul­ture
  • Know­ledge on cel­lu­lar sig­nal­ing cas­cades and reg­u­la­tion mech­an­isms, immun­o­logy or tumor bio­logy is an advant­age
  • Interest in ima­ging and spec­tro­scopy
  • Team player skills and enthu­si­asm to work in a multi-dis­cip­lin­ary, col­lab­or­at­ive envir­on­ment
  • Excel­lent com­mand of the Eng­lish lan­guage

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. 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 ini­tially have a 3-year con­tract, with the pos­sib­il­ity of exten­sion. 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 13 – 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. 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 to until June 30, 2019. Please indic­ate “PhD stu­dent Cell Engin­eer­ing (f/m/d)” in the sub­ject line.

For any ques­tions please con­tact:
Dr. André Stiel
tel.: +49 89 3187 3972
Tech­nical Uni­versity of Munich (TUM)
Chair of Bio­lo­gical Ima­ging (CBI)
Ismaninger­str. 22
81675 Munich, Ger­many

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