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Apply Now: PhD Candidate or Postdoctoral Fellow in Optoacoustic Sensor Development

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, healthcare and environmental applications? Then the Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and its integrated Institute of Biological and Medical Imaging (IBMI) at the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen (HMGU), Germany, is the ideal environment for you!

CBI is the cornerstone of a rapidly expanding bioengineering ecosystem in the Munich science area; 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 a perfect environment to accelerate your career.

The TU München now seeks a highly qualified and motivated PhD candidate or Post-doctoral researcher to develop novel, compact optical systems and ultrasonic sensors for biomedical applications.

Who can apply?
The successful candidate will develop novel miniaturized illumination sources and ultrasound detectors for optoacoustic sensing and combine them with novel signal processing techniques based on artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning. The development process will give the successful candidate the opportunity to strengthen her/his skills on state-of-the-art electronics, lasers, optics, prototyping, 3D printing and cutting-edge computational approaches. She/he will be involved with every stage of device design, prototyping and testing, as well as with dissemination of results in publications and at conferences as well as in the form of IP production, spin-offs and commercialization.


  • High motivation, scientific curiosity and ability to work independently
  •  A degree (and a PhD for postdoctoral fellows) in Physics, Optics, Engineering, Medical Technology or a related field
  • A stellar academic and scientific track record
  • Programming capabilities (for example, Matlab, C/C++)
  • Practical experience in hardware control, data acquisition and synchronization, system development and integration
  • Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Knowledge on the physics of semiconductors and laser diodes.

The following qualifications are considered advantageous:

  • Experience in 3D printing technologies and product design and development
  • Basic knowledge of optoacoustic imaging

Application procedure:
The TU München is looking forward to receiving comprehensive application including a letter of motivation, CV and academic transcripts of records preferably in English and in a single PDF file, via email to cbi.recruitment(at)tum.de. Please indicate “PhD student in sensor development” or “Post-doctoral researcher” in the subject line.

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August 2019