Medtech Project Manager (f/m/d)

Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU)

Neuherberg (bei München), Germany

Work group:

Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Starting date:


Contract time limit:


Job description:

As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle.

Are you passionate about science and do you enjoy working in an international, fast-paced environment? Are you motivated by the societal impact of research and do you seek an opportunity to drive innovation into serving discovery and healthcare? Do you want to have an impact in MedTech?  Then the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen (HMGU) and its integrated Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, is the ideal environment for you!

IBMI is the cornerstone of a rapidly expanding bioengineering ecosystem in the Munich science area; including the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus and the Research Center TranslaTUM, which develop bioengineering principles and apply them to oncology and to metabolic, vascular disorders. IBMI scientists develop next-generation imaging and sensing technologies and ground-breaking data analysis 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, IBMI 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. IBMI 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

Medtech Project Manager (f/m/d)

to drive the powerful culmination of research into a novel sensing technology that can change the landscape of diagnostics in medicine. You will play a leadership role in the development and clinical translation of this revolutionary new technology and the preparation of its spin-off into a new start-up company. Utilizing inventive photonic sensors and coupled to advanced machine-learning analytics for big-data processing, the new sensor offers a pioneering new generation of disease detection with immense impact for healthcare and strong business potential.

Job description

The successful candidate will lead and streamline the transfer of world-class research on photonic sensing to medical applications and play a pivotal role in the commercialization phase of the technology. Associated tasks include:

Identify technology requirements and development of solutionsSupervise data collection and analytics for generating a portfolio of technology specificationsTune the going to market strategy, market applications and corresponding timelinesEstablish day-to-day operations and prepare for technology spin-offRaise public funding for entrepreneurial activities and prepare for start-up funding

Your profile

The successful candidate will have experience in medtech or biomedical sensors, strong commitment to shape the medicine of the future and address pressing health challenges of modern societies, including metabolic and vascular disorders and she/he will shine with exemplary motivation for entrepreneurship and business creation through innovative ideas.

The ideal applicant must have the following:

University degree (incl. PhD) in any of physics, engineering, medicine or biology and strong entrepreneurial motivation or a degree in business administration with experience in medical technologyExcellent strategic and business acumen as well as the ability to develop a winning business planAbility to understand and to contribute to technology solutions for medicineBusiness creation and Start-up experience in medtech or diagnostics considered a (strong) plusTeam player who works well with technical teams and medical doctorsExperience in working in fast-paced and challenging environmentsImpeccable judgment and high personal/professional integrityOutstanding leadership, work ethics and motivationGreat networking ability and communication skillBusiness fluent command of the English and German language

Our Offer

We offer you the unique chance to make a difference in future healthcare. At IBMI, 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. At IBMI we take great interest in coupling innovation to national and international networks and offer support aiming to generate excellent opportunities for professional growth. We also offer several opportunities for continued education and life-long learning.

At the Helmholtz Zentrum München, you can contribute together with leading researchers to the investigation of the development, prevention and treatment of environmental diseases such as diabetes, chronic lung diseases and allergies. In order to further promote your professional development, we offer extensive and targeted research training and career programmes. We support the reconciliation between work and private life with flexible working time models, occupational health management, day care facility for children, a childcare subsidy, Elder Care, as well as other counseling and support services.

Remuneration and benefits are in accordance with the collective agreement for the public service (TV EntgO Bund).

The position is (initially) limited to two years.

The activity involves special knowledge and experience specific to own scientific skills.

As a holder of the Total E-Quality Award, we promote equality of opportunity. In order to increase the proportion of women in management positions, we would be pleased to receive corresponding applications. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application including your letter of motivation, CV and transcripts of records preferably in English.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019/0062