PhD Position in Raman Spectroscopy at Technical University of Munich

Technical University of Munich, Germany is inviting excellent students to apply for a PhD position in spectroscopy. There is no application deadline for this position.

We now seek a highly qualified and motivated Ph.D. student (f/m) to drive the development of novel methodologies for the analysis of Raman spectra acquired in clinical settings.

The Mission

The successful candidate will lead advances within an innovative research program that develops a novel endoscope combining stimulated Raman spectroscopy and scattering. The goal is to shift the paradigm in cancer early diagnosis. The project is geared toward methods development to analyze the acquired multimodal data and to provide fast and accurate label-free in vivo biopsy. We expect this project to result in a substantial technology leap in cancer early detection, enabling rapid translation into clinical diagnostics and personalized surveillance intervals.

Your profile

The successful applicant must have the following:

- An M.Sc. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related discipline.

- Excellent academic records.

- Strong motivation, scientific curiosity and commitment to scientific excellence.

- High knowledge of Raman data processing, analysis, and classification.

- Knowledge of machine learning techniques and statistics is highly appreciated.

- In-depth programming skills in MATLAB for data analysis. LabVIEW programming, C++ skills, robotics and/or other relevant experimental skills are an advantage.

- Team player skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment.

- Excellent command of the English language.

Our offer

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 and medicine to develop the solutions of tomorrow. IBMI provides a highly international, multi-disciplinary environment offering excellent opportunities for professional growth and everything you need to achieve outstanding research findings leading to high-impact publications. We support career development, continuing education and teaching and training opportunities.

Situated in the foothills of the Alps, Munich is consistently ranked as one of the most liveable 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 vibrant 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 in accordance the public service wage agreement of the 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. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

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 "Ph.D. position in Raman spectroscopy (f/m)" in the subject line.

Dr. Dimitris Gorpas

email: tel.: +49-(0)89-4140-7210 Technical University of Munich (TUM) Chair of Biological Imaging (CBI) Ismaningerstr. 22 81675 Munich, Germany


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