Postdoctoral fellow in the development of instrumentation for high-resolution optoacoustic whole animal imaging (f/m/d)

Technische Universität München

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Technische Universität München

Postdoctoral fellow in the development of instrumentation for high-resolution optoacoustic whole animal imaging (f/m/d)

Chair of Biological Imaging

31.03.2023, Wissenschaftliches Personal

The Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at Helmholtz Munich are an integrated, multi-disciplinary research unit. Together they form the cornerstone of a rapidly expanding bioengineering ecosystem in Munich, Germany; 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, 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 an ideal environment to accelerate your career.

The Mission:

Optoacoustic imaging combines the versatile contrast of optical imaging with the deep penetration of ultrasound imaging. These characteristics give optoacoustic imaging a competitive edge over other imaging methods currently applied in biology and medicine. Raster Scanning Optoacoustic Mesoscopy (RSOM) is a novel modality that has been already employed in human studies to quantify psoriasis burden and remission due to treatment (Nature Biomedical Engineering 2017, Science Translational Medicine 2022) and visualize vasculature associated with melanoma formation (Nature communications 2022). The successful candidate will develop instrumentation that improves the high resolution of RSOM with pulsed diode powered excitation and locked-in detection to allow obtaining cellular resolution in several millimeters’ depth in the live animal. The project is a joint effort with other renowned laboratories from France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, that contribute for example AI based data analysis as well as custom electronics and ultrasound-transducer development. Hence the successful candidate will not only develop instrumentation but also function as the link between the partner groups - resulting in truly international and interdisciplinary work.

Your profile:

The successful applicant must have the following:
  • Ph.D. in optics, physics, electrical engineering, medical technology, biomedical engineering or a related discipline
  • Experiences in optics, imaging techniques, and/or setup related electronics
  • Excellent track record of research achievements and publications
  • Practical experience with Python/Matlab/C++
  • Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and highly competitive environment
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Good communication skills

Our 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, medicine, and environmental health 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 high 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 2-year contract, with the possibility of extension. Salary will commensurate with work experience and seniority (TV-L E13). To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion, and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

Your application:

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 "Postdoc in the development of instrumentation for high-resolution optoacoustic whole animal imaging" in the subject line.

For any questions, please contact:

Dr. Hailong He
tel.: +49 89-4140 9156

Technical University of Munich (TUM) Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI) Ismaningerstr. 22
81675 Munich, Germany

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