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PostDoc grant- 3D histopathology image analysis

Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
Biberach an der Riß, Baden-Württemberg (DE)
Competitive salary with benefits
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Job Details

Would you like your PostDoc project funded, conducting your studies at a leading pharmaceutical company, benefiting from a fully resourced and well-funded research environment? With our opn2TALENTS PostDoc grant program on opnMe, the open science portal of Boehringer Ingelheim, we are providing a unique opportunity for high-caliber talent to pitch their scientific ideas and approaches for a well-defined research question.

For this PostDoc position at the Development facilities of Boehringer Ingelheim, we invite you to share a 4–5-page scientific proposal using our submission template by addressing the following question:  

How would you propose to employ spatial computing and artificial intelligence in analyzing 3D images of tissues and organs to characterize morphological and molecular alterations induced by diseases and medications?

We are inviting proposals that provide detailed plans for a well-structured project, which should be completed within a 3-year timeframe. The primary objective of the project is to develop a platform for 3D biomedical image analysis utilizing artificial intelligence, extended reality, and spatial computing. The platform should offer a user-friendly workflow through (semi)automated data processing and a collaborative workspace.  

Eligibility requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Physics, Life Sciences, or related field. 
  • Strong background in developing AI algorithms for microscopy image analysis. 
  • Proficiency in computer programming languages. 
  • Knowledge of extended technologies in biomedical imaging. 
  • Practical experience in histopathology techniques. 
  • Extensive knowledge of fluorescence microscopy and familiarity with 3D imaging techniques (e.g., light-sheet microscopy). 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently, proactively, and collaboratively. 
  • Track record of independent research as exemplified through publications or patents.
  • Very good oral communication and presentation skills as well as the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams in a matrix environment.
  •  Fluent language skills in English are mandatory, German language skills is a plus.

How to apply

Please upload your research proposal using our submission template, complemented with your CV, publication list, and letters of recommendation on opnMe through June 12, 2024.

Rewards and Benefits

  • As a winner of this call, you will have the unique opportunity to pursue your own submitted research project as a fully resourced PostDoc project under the guidance of mentors in the department of Nonclinical Drug Safety at Boehringer Ingelheim located in Biberach/Riss, Germany.
  • Obtain a position for up to 3 years with Boehringer Ingelheim within a crossfunctional, as a fully resourced PostDoc project under the guidance of mentors in the department of Nonclinical Drug Safety at Boehringer Ingelheim located in Biberach/Riss, Germany. The grant would also allow you to carry out parts of your planned experiments at your current home institution.
  • Gain access to a fully equipped laboratory in a state-of-the-art research facility including access to all relevant tools (e.g., Light-sheet microscope, laser scanning confocal microscope, high power computing system) and technologies.
  • Benefit from mentoring through our internal experts, have the chance to attend international conferences, and to publish your results in high-ranking journals.
  • Be part of the vibrant PostDoc community at Boehringer Ingelheim in Biberach with manifold opportunities for scientific, cross-functional exchanges for your personal development.

Working at Boehringer Ingelheim

Our purpose is to transform lives for generation. Therefore, we developed three key principles for our PostDoc program which are determining our plans and actions: Drive cutting-edge science, new concepts, and technologies; enrich Boehringer Ingelheim’s innovation ecosystem with highly motivated, young fellows, who will help to build on science to develop new medicines; and train the next generation of leading scientists invited for only one day during this time frame.

Our campus community culture is great for sharing ideas and makes it easy to access technologies, meet experts, and approach leaders of all levels. There’s a great spirit of freedom, fluidity, and fierce collaboration.  Interactions are sound and informal. It’s not particularly hierarchical, more team-based with a start-up attitude. We are always keen to help and speak up, open to positive change and new ideas that support our mission to improve lives. Our Speak-Up policy is an important part of our Code of Conduct. Only this way we can continuously develop and improve as a company.  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is an integral part of Boehringer Ingelheim’s identity; a key element of our culture and contributes to our ‘Sustainable Development – For Generations’.

Our core values of empathy, respect, passion, and trust nurture a diverse, collaborative, open and inclusive environment which is key to innovation, value creation and sustainable growth. With the inclusion of various experiences, backgrounds, and characteristics, Boehringer Ingelheim creates an openness to different approaches, solutions and perspectives, all contributing to create “Value through Innovation”.


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