1. Post Doc / research group leader for intravital imaging in airway at the Institute of Biomedical Optics, University of Lübeck

    Post Doc / research group leader for intravital imaging in airway at the Institute of Biomedical Optics, University of Lübeck

    Post Doc / research group leader for intravital imaging in airway.

    The position is funded by long-running grant of the German Center of Lung Research, which fosters translational medical research in pulmonology. Salary will be in accordance with the collective German bargaining agreement for universities.

    Recent developments in OCT which aim to increase resolution and to improve contrast hold great promise for intravital imaging of human tissue at cellular resolution. Important applications are expected in imaging airways for the diagnosis of asthma, inflammatory, and neoplastic diseases.

    Within a small interdisciplinary team, the Post Doc shall develop and apply novel multimodal imaging technology such as OCT and fluorescence imaging for visualizing specific physiological and pathological processes of cystic fibrosis, asthma, and allergy down to a cellular level.

    The University of Lübeck is specialized in health sciences and holds vast expertise in medical imaging. In particular, the Institute of Biomedical Optics (BMO) has evolved in an active international center for OCT with two very active OCT groups. In addition, three companies including Heidelberg Engineering and Thorlabs develop OCT technology and OCT devices in Lübeck.

    The research group of Prof. Gereon Hüttmann is now continuously worked on OCT for nearly 20 years. Recent work includes retinal function by phase-resolved OCT imaging, applying dynamic contrast to microscopic resolution OCT and the development of new OCT endoscopes.

    Recent relevant publications of the Hüttmann lab include:

    • Translational vision science & technology 2022, 11:28
    • Biomedical Optics Express 2022, 13:3211 – 3223
    • Biomedical Optics Express 2021, 12:6024- 6039
    • Optics Letters 2020, 45:4766-4769.
    • Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2020, 318:L518 – L524.
    • Biomedical Optics Express 2018, 9:636-647.


    The candidate should hold a PhD in Physics, Engineering or Computer Science. He/she should be highly dedicated and should be willing to lead a small interdisciplinary team. We expect skills in optics, microscopy, and image processing. Experience in OCT and nonlinear microscopy is highly welcomed.


    For further questions about the job position, please contact Dr. Gereon Hüttmann (gereon.huettmann@uni-luebeck.de, phone +49 451 3101 3206).

    Please send written applications with the usual documents (cover letter with research interests, curriculum vitae, certificates) stating the reference number 1039/22 in a PDF document by June 30, 2022 (date of receipt) at the latest to bewerbung@uni-luebeck.de or mail to

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