Angebot 169 von 510 vom 03.08.2022, 15:48


Lehr­stuhl für Bio­lo­gi­sche Bild­ge­bung an der Techi­schen Uni­ver­si­tät Mün­chen

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 struc­ture. 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 a per­fect envir­on­ment to accel­er­ate your career.
We now seek a highly qual­i­fied and motiv­ated PhD can­did­ate (f/m/d) to drive the devel­op­ment of model-based and data ana­lysis meth­ods for quant­it­at­ive non-invas­ive gluc­ose sens­ing by means of our unique label-free molecu­lar detec­tion tech­no­logy.

PhD stu­dent in quant­it­at­ive non-invas­ive gluc­ose sens­ing (f/m/d)

Working field:

In the EU-fun­ded research pro­ject GLUMON, we aim to lever­age a new class of a bio­med­ical optoacous­tic sensor to offer the next gen­er­a­tion in-blood non-invas­ive bio­chem­ical sens­ing in-vivo, thus address­ing the lim­it­a­tions of exist­ing bio­med­ical sensors. A driv­ing innov­a­tion is the abil­ity to reject sig­nal/data con­tam­in­a­tion from the skin sur­face and non-invas­ively detect gluc­ose dir­ectly in vas­cu­lature-rich skin lay­ers, effect­ively offer­ing in-blood gluc­ose mon­it­or­ing abil­it­ies.
The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate will develop and apply data ana­lysis meth­ods for quant­it­at­ive non-invas­ive gluc­ose determ­in­a­tion of gluc­ose in human skin—a work that aims at improv­ing the lives of mil­lions of dia­betic patients world­wide. The devel­op­ment pro­cess will give the suc­cess­ful can­did­ate the oppor­tun­ity to strengthen her/his skills in optics, lasers, and com­pu­ta­tion, but also in bio­lo­gical sys­tems rel­ev­ant to bio­sensing. The suc­cess­ful applic­ant will be involved at every stage of sensor design and sim­u­la­tion, test­ing, and applic­a­tion, as well as with dis­sem­in­a­tion of res­ults in the form of sci­entific pub­lic­a­tions, present­a­tions, intel­lec­tual prop­erty pro­duc­tion, spin-offs, and com­mer­cial­iz­a­tion.


The suc­cess­ful applic­ant must have the fol­low­ing:
  • A Mas­ter degree in Com­pu­ta­tional Sci­ence, Phys­ics, Optics, Engin­eer­ing, Med­ical Tech­no­logy or a related dis­cip­line.
  • Excel­lent aca­demic study record
  • Strong motiv­a­tion, sci­entific curi­os­ity, and com­mit­ment to sci­entific excel­lence.
  • Excel­lent pro­gram­ming skills (for example: Mat­lab, Lab­View, C/C++, Python, etc.)
  • 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:
  • Proven 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

What we 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. 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 com­men­sur­ate with work exper­i­ence and seni­or­ity (Free State of Bav­aria 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. Qual­i­fied applic­ants with phys­ical dis­ab­il­it­ies will be given pref­er­ence.

How to apply:

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. Please indic­ate “PhD stu­dent in quant­it­at­ive non-invas­ive gluc­ose sens­ing” in the sub­ject line.