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 and eager to develop emerging technologies for biology and healthcare? Then, the Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) and the Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI) at Technical University of Munich (TUM) is the ideal environment for you! Headed by Prof. Vasilis Ntziachristos, IBMI scientists develop next-generation imaging and sensing methods to measure previously inaccessible properties of living systems, catalyzing breakthroughs in biology and medicine. 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. Comprising 11 inter-disciplinary laboratories and scientists from more than 25 countries, IBMI offers state-of-the-art infrastructure for innovative research and the perfect environment to accelerate your career. Our research aims at propelling solutions for the major health challenges of our time and at accelerating their clinical translation.

As part of IBMI, the Fluorescence Imaging Group is now recruiting a highly qualified and motivated

Postdoctoral fellow in fluorescence imaging system development and signal analysis (f/m/d) 2019/0257

The mission

We offer you the unique chance to make a difference in future healthcare. As part of IBMI, we strongly believe in scientific excellence and innovation and our research is steering the developments in the field of fluorescence imaging while we continuously boost the clinical translation of novel technologies and methods. With several exciting EU and nationally funded projects targeting for example early detection of esophageal cancer or tumor delineation in breast cancer, we now have an opening for a postdoc in the fields of system development for optical imaging and tomography, and/or advanced methods of image and signal analysis. This is your opportunity to advance your career and team up with a world-leading research group, where bioengineering meets biology and medicine to develop groundbreaking solutions for the pressing medical and biological questions of our time.

Your qualification

  • A PhD and MSc in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Physics or related discipline.
  • Excellent academic records.
  • Strong motivation, scientific curiosity and commitment to scientific excellence.
  • Strong expertise in optics, lasers, and sensors OR image and signal processing (i.e. fluorescence, reflectance, Raman), pattern recognition, statistics, and data visualization.
  • In-depth programming skills in MATLAB for data analysis and in LabVIEW for hardware control. C++ skills, robotics and/or other relevant experimental skills are a plus.
  • Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment.
  • Excellent command of the English language.

What we offer you

A challenging and versatile field of work providing you with the freedom to follow your instinct and be creative. With the help of extensive and goal-orientated professional development measures and career-building programmes we encourage you to grow as a person. To ensure a good work/life balance we assist you with flexible working hours, in-house health management, a nursery, child care subsidy where required and an “Elder Care” concept as well as other consultation and support options.

Munich, with its numerous lakes and its vicinity to the Alps, is considered to be one of the cities with the best quality of life worldwide. With its first-class universities and research institutes it offers an intellectually stimulating environment.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (TV EntgO Bund).

The position is (initially) limited to two years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

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. To increase the share of women in management positions we very much welcome the respective applications. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.

Curious? If you have further questions, simply contact Dr. Dimitrios Gkorpas on tel +49 (0) 89 4140 7210 who will be happy to be of assistance.

Your application

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

Helmholtz Zentrum München
German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH)
Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI)
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
85764 Neuherberg near Munich, Germany





The Helmholtz Zentrum München is part of the Helmholtz Association, Germany's largest scientific organization. Altogether 40 000 people currently work in its 19 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centers. The Association's annual budget amounts to around 4.7 billion Euros.