Postdoctoral fellow in fluorescence imaging (f/m/diverse)

Helmholtz-Center München - German Research Center for Environmental Health - HMGU - Helmholtz Association

Neuherberg bei München, Bavaria, 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, 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 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 integrate bioengineering with metabolic disorders and oncology, respectively. IBMI 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, 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, chemistry, engineering, and biomedicine 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 postdoctoral fellow (f/m/diverse) in fluorescence imaging to drive the clinical translation of novel fluorescence molecular imaging systems.

Postdoctoral fellow in fluorescence imaging (f/m/diverse)

The Mission

We work at the interface of technology and medicine, innovating imaging technologies based on optical and acoustic contrast that can be applied in basic biology research and implemented in the clinic to support non-invasive diagnostics, treatment and management of disease. Our portfolio includes a broad range of techniques, including fluorescence molecular imaging and tomography, optical microscopy, optoacoustic microscopy and tomography, which can generate structural and functional information about healthy and diseased tissue at unprecedented depths inside organisms. Building upon our extensive expertise in developing methods and systems, we are now focusing on the clinical translation of our techniques.

Therefore, if you have expertise in signal and image processing and fluorescence imaging, join our team and help us gain as many biomedical relevant insights as possible from our imaging studies. Our goal is to optimize existing and develop new imaging platforms to conduct clinical studies, as well as to explore new clinical applications that could benefit from our imaging technologies. This is your opportunity to contribute to a medical imaging revolution!

The successful candidate will lead advances within an innovative research program that will shift the paradigm in cancer early detection by enhancing current endoscopic performance with highly sensitive and quantitative fluorescence molecular imaging in real time. Methodologies for the analysis of fluorescence and color images will be developed by the successful candidate to enable the delivery of comprehensive information inside the optical theater.


The successful applicant must have the following:

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Physics or related disciplineExcellent academic recordsStrong motivation, scientific curiosity and commitment to scientific excellenceHigh knowledge of image and signal processing, pattern recognition, and data visualizationExperience with machine learning techniques and statistics is highly appreciatedIn-depth programming skills in MATLAB for data analysis. LabVIEW programming, C++ skills, robotics and/or other relevant experimental skills are an advantageTeam player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environmentExcellent command of the English language

Our Offer

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.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Helmholtz-2018/0460