PhD Position in Optoacoustic Microscopy

Technical University of Munich

PhD Candidate in Optoacoustic Microscopy

The mission:

Optoacoustic imaging combines high contrast and high resolution of optical excitation with deep penetration of ultrasound imaging. These characteristics give optoacoustic imaging a competitive edge over other imaging methods currently applied in biology and medicine. The successful candidate will develop and use hybrid microscopy for experimental investigations with high clinical relevance. High-resolution optoacoustic imaging will provide a wider feature set of investigational and clinical potential without the need to stain or label the tissue. The candidate will also be integral in further development of the optical imaging methodology, data analysis and image reconstruction as part of her/his PhD project. The development process will give the successful candidate the opportunity to strengthen her/his skills in state-of-the-art optics and laser technology and cutting-edge computational approaches. She/he will be involved in every stage of microscope design, testing and application, as well as with dissemination of results in the form of publications and potentially patents.

Your profile:

The successful applicant must have the following:

• Strong motivation, scientific curiosity and commitment to scientific excellence.
• A degree in Physics, Optics, Engineering, Medical Technology or a related field.
• An excellent academic study record.
• Advanced programming capabilities (for example, Matlab, LabView, C/C++).
• Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment.
• Excellent command of the English language.

The following qualifications are considered advantageous:

• Experience in experimental research
• Basic knowledge of microscopic imaging
• Practical experience with laser-based optical systems.
• Practical experience in hardware control, data acquisition and synchronization, system development and integration.

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 the environment 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. TUM offers a wide variety of inspiring and challenging PhD programs, which will supplement your research training with outstanding opportunities for 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 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 3-year contract, with the possibility of extension. Salary will be commensurate with work experience and seniority (TV-L E13-65%). As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

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Kontakt: Dr. Miguel Pleitez
tel.: +49 89 4140 9018
Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI)
Ismaningerstr. 22
81675 Munich, Germany

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