Postdoc (m/f/d) Computational Imaging Analysis

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG)
Institute of Active Polymers
Germany Brandenburg Teltow


The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), in Geesthacht, near Hamburg, and in Teltow, near Berlin, conducts materials and coastal research. For further information please refer to:

HZG is one of the 19 national institutions of the Hermann von Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres e.V. (HGF). Around 1,000 employees carry out basic research and development work in close cooperation with national and international research institutions, research-oriented clinics and economic and public institutions.

At the Institute of Active Polymers some 100 scientists research multi-functional, polymer-based biomaterials for applications in regenerative medicine. Their implants and active agent delivery systems provide customised properties and functions to restore impaired body functions.

Postdoc (m/f/d) Computational Imaging Analysis

Reference code: 50054790_4 – 2021/PL 5
Commencement date: for 3 years, as soon as possible (full time preferred)
The place of employment is Teltow (near Berlin).

The Institute of Active Polymers of Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht invites applications for a Postdoc (m/f/d) in the area of Computational Image Analysis / Bioinformatics (Image Analysis and Object/Pattern Recognition).
The related multidisciplinary project focuses on using the modern computational analysis to process and analyze the biological image dataset, thereby to elucidate the mechanism of the interaction of stem cells and polymer-based biomaterials. In addition, this project aims to develop novel computational analysis techniques and simulation methods for improved accuracy and efficiency in biological data processing. The place of employment is Teltow (near Berlin) Germany.

Your tasks
• correlative analysis and high-content imaging technologies to study stem cell-biomaterial interaction
• using computational intelligence to process and analyze large images (2D/3D) and video dataset of high-resolution microscopy / tomography
• developing automatic computational methods to predict and describe the changes of stem cell behavior and function (e.g. size, shape, migration) with time
• elucidating the cellular signaling pathways and cell-material interaction mechanism
• writing publications in peer-reviewed journals
• presenting research results in international scientific conferences


• PhD in computational analysis, bioinformatics or relating fields, preferably with a background in cell biology/biomaterials
• experience on dataset analysis using computational intelligence
• knowledge on coding/programming language and Linux system, experience on Python, Matlab
• preferably with the knowledge on computational models and simulations
• fluent English (oral presentation and writing scientific papers)
• high communication skills for working in an interdisciplinary team

We offer you
• multinational work environment with over 1,000 colleagues from more than 50 nations
• extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
• flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
• excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
• an appropriate salary related to the German public tariff (TV-AVH) plus the usual social benefits for the public employment sector

The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Interested? Then we are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) indicating the reference number 2021/PL 5.

Please start the online application process for this offered position via category Career & Campus.

Application deadline: March 16th, 2021

Start date

As soon as possible

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