Das Zentrum für Medizinische Physik und Biomedizinische Technik (ZMPBMT) an der Medizinischen Universität Wien sucht herausragende Kandidaten für eine Reihe von Positionen im Bereich Biophotonik, Medizinphysik und Biomedizintechnik.
Die erfolgreichen Bewerberinnen und Bewerber arbeiten in einem großen Zentrum mit einer Vielzahl von Möglichkeiten und Forschern.
The Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (CMPBME) at the Medical University of Vienna is seeking outstanding candidates for a range of positions in the area of biophotonics, medical physics and biomedical engineering.
The successful applicants will work within a large centre with a wide range of opportunities and researchers.
The Medical University of Vienna (MedUni Wien) is one of the largest academic medical schools in the EU with more than 5.500 employees and 8.000 students.
A position as full professor for Magnetic Resonance Physics, assigned to the “Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering” of the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, will be available starting October 1st, 2017. The position is permanent and according to Austrian employment regulations. The professor to be appointed will be the scientific head of the “Division MR Physics”. The Division MR Physics is located at the „High Field MR Centre of Excellence“ (MRCE), jointly operated with the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy and has access to 7 Tesla and 3 Tesla whole-body MR scanners.
Requirements for employment:
- Post-graduate PhD in physics, a closely related domain or an equivalent international university education
- Outstanding international track record in technical, basic methodological MRI/MRS research
- Proven successful, continuous competitive acquisition of research funds
- Long-standing successful leadership of a research group, strong leadership and management experience, including competencies in gender issues
- Pedagogic and didactic skills (evidenced by evaluation of teaching)
- Experience in interdisciplinary cooperations
- Experience in translational research, linking basic scientists and clinicians
- Extensive international experience
What is expected from the applicants:
- Scientific focus on medically relevant research questions in close cooperation with the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy
- Strengthening of the research cluster „Medical Imaging“ as described in the university‘s development plan
- Representation of the area of expertise in the Medical Curriculum, focused on integrative and hands-on education
- Ability to mentor and motivate employees
- Commitment to quality management and willingness to advance personal management qualifications
The Medical University of Vienna aspires to employ more women in leading positions; therefore, qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this job vacancy. Should there be equally qualified male or female applicants, the female applicants will be favored.
Written applications in English or German may be submitted until May 4th, 2017, to the Rector of the Medical University of Vienna at Spitalgasse 23, A-1090 Vienna (buero- email@example.com).
The application should include the following: (i) curriculum vitae (ii) publication list (iii) summary of research and teaching activity (iv) summary of previous scientific and teaching activities (v) overview of experience in organisation, management, leadership and productivity planning (vi) formal qualification of the applicant with respect to the above requirements and (vii) the ten best publications (according to the applicant‘s estimation) in the form of scientific original and review publications relevant to the description of the position, as electronic media (for download).
Applicants are kindly requested to include the completed fact sheet available for download at
This document has been translated to English from the legally binding original which is available in German at www.meduniwien.ac.at/web/fileadmin/content/serviceeinrichtungen/personalabteilung/stellenausschreibungen/professuren/Auschreibungstext_MR_Physik_finale.pdf
A PostDoc position is available from March 1, 2017 at the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna.
We offer a research position in the field of biomedical imaging with strong interdisciplinary (door to door) collaboration with clinicians as well as biologists. Our research group is developing novel coherent biomedical imaging methods to overcome the conventional resolution limits and to pave the way from pure structural to functional tissue and cell metabolic imaging. This involves profound knowledge of theoretical and experimental optics, system engineering, data and image processing, as well as hands-on experience in modern biomedical optics methods, in particular of optical coherence tomography, optical biometry, and holography.
The successful candidate has a PhD in engineering sciences, physics, biomedical engineering or equivalent with an outstanding record in her/his field of research. She/He has strong communication skills, which are a pre-requisite for cooperating in a multi-disciplinary environment. Mastering of LabView or MatLab are indispensible, knowledge of Zemax, Code V or similar would strengthen the application.
If you are motivated to take the challenge please send your CV, publication record, your motivation letter, and names and e-mails of at least two references to
The host university is the Medical University of Vienna which is one of the leading institutions for OCT and biomedical optics in Europe and worldwide.
Prof. Rainer A. Leitgeb
Optical imaging has huge potential to address unmet clinical needs by combining non-invasive and real-time capture of biomedical information with the hope for earlier diagnosis of disease and thus early onset of treatment. This would be of huge socio-economic benefit through better quality of life, reduced therapy costs, reduced recurrence rates, and improved clinical outcomes.
The host institution offers several positions dedicated to multimodal diagnostic imaging combining optical coherence tomography, OCT angiography optoacoustic tomography, multi-photon microscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. Enabling said modalities into clinical imaging devices such as endoscopes or surgical microscopes to be clinically applicable is the main challenge, due to the integration of different imaging concepts, scanning and detection methods, and laser sources.
The candidate will work on combined optical coherence tomography (OCT) and nonlinear microscopy (NLM) for ophthalmic, neurosurgical, or endoscopic applications. The aim is to design a hybrid imaging system enabling OCT/NLM for improved label-free, molecularly sensitive diagnosis. On the one hand a high-speed OCT system with a large field of view has to be developed and optimized for the specific clinical application. On the other hand the feasibility of NLM techniques like multiphoton microscopy, SHG or CARS for intraoperative, endoscopic, or ophthalmic chemical imaging has to be evaluated and implemented using dedicated laser sources offered by industrial partners. The candidate is expected to present his/her research results on international conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.
The host university is the Medical University of Vienna which is one of the leading institutions for OCT in general and multimodal biomedical optics in particular. The candidate is expected to enroll in the PhD program of Medical Physics at the Medical University of Vienna, that offers a interdisciplinary choice of courses in Medicine, Medical Physics, and Optics.
- Master degree in biomedical engineering, photonics, physics or similar ideally with life-science related orientation
- Good knowledge in optics, preferably interferometry and/or nonlinear microscopy
- Good knowledge in image processing and programming (LabVIEW and/or Matlab, GPU programming experience)
- Good English skills
- Willingness to travel and flexibility
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Drexler
Prof Dr. Rainer Leitgeb
Type: PhD student position
Subject area: Electrical Engineering/Optical Engineering/Biomed. Engineering/Medical Physics
Available: for April, 2017 until taken
Duration: 3 years
Keywords: Medical imaging, electrical engineering, programming, optics
Contact: Wolfgang DREXLER
A PhD student position by Prof. Wolfgang Drexler is available now at the Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. The funding period is 3 years with possible extensions.
The PhD project focuses on the design/assembling/testing and application of biomedical optical systems such as optical coherence tomography/photoacoustic microscopy and photoacoustic tomography. This means that the applicant needs a solid background in optics, electronics signal & systems as well as the ability to code the designed systems for data acquisition, image reconstruction and image processing. College level knowledge of optics, analog/digital circuits, CAD software, signal processing and programming is necessary.
Prof. Drexler's group consists of members from various parts of the globe, so it is also a prerequisite that the candidate can speak fluent English to communicate with the others, of course this is also important for paper writing and conference presentations.
There are 25 days' paid holidays a year. In addition there are about 11 days extra holidays if your office and lab are without natural daylight.
Prof. Drexler is actively involved in multiple national/international grants with industrial collaborations. As a student in this group, you have many chances to participate in project meetings and international conferences.
- A Master of Science degree or equivalent is needed to get enrolled in this program
- College level knowledge in electronics, optics, signal processing, circuits and mechanical design
- Smooth communication in English and willing to collaborate
- Has no problem handling small animals and patients
- Programming skills for instrument control and automation (preferred but not required)
How to apply:
Interested applicants can send his/her resume to Dr. Mengyang LIU at firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified applicants will get an email from Dr. Liu and Prof. Drexler to schedule interview dates. This enrollment is on a rolling basis so that as soon as one candidate takes the offer the position closes.
More information can be found in the Drexler Lab webpage.