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  PET Imaging Data Processing Software Developer (m/f/d)

   Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research

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  Dr Nicolai Franzmeier , Prof Matthias Brendel  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

The Hospital of the University of Munich, Germany, is one of the largest and most competitive university hospitals in Germany and Europe. 49 specialized hospitals, departments and institutions harbouring excellent research and education provide patient care at the highest medical level with around 11.000 employees.

The Institut für Schlaganfall- und Demenzforschung on the Campus Großhadern invites applications for the department AG Franzmeier on the next possible date, in full time, for a PET Imaging Data Processing Software Developer (m/f/d).

Scope of duties

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled PET / MRI Imaging Data Processing Software Developer to join our neuroimaging research group at the LMU university hospital in Germany ( The successful candidate will be responsible for developing fully automated data processing pipelines and software solutions for clinical PET and MRI imaging in neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on primary tauopathies and Alzheimer's disease.


  • Develop fully automated cutting-edge imaging pipelines including static and kinetic modeling for tau-PET imaging to be used in clinical, diagnostic and research settings
  • Embed neuroimage processing pipelines in standalone software that can be used by clinicians across sites without programming or informatics skills
  • Ensure that the software is easy to use and fully automated for clinical use
  • Collaborate with researchers from the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research and the Department for Nuclear Medicine
  • Coordinate and streamline neuroimaging data management and workflows within clinical settings
  • Keep up to date with advances in PET imaging and software development

Our requirements

  • Master's degree or PhD in computer science, biomedical engineering, neuroscience / imaging or a related field
  • Strong knowledge and experience in programming (R, Bash, Python, Matlab)
  • Familiarity with image processing and analysis, specifically PET and MRI imaging
  • Experience with developing software for clinical use
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize tasks effectively

Our offer

  • This position is intended for two to three years and will be based both at the institute for stroke and dementia research and the department of nuclear medicine.
  • We offer a remuneration based on the collective agreement for the public sector of the Länder (TV-L) including all allowances customary in the public sector.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with a highly motivated and experienced team in a state-of-the-art clinical research facility with close collaboration to industry.
  • Further we offer education and training, company pension scheme, childcare services, mobile work (if suitable), job ticket, discounts and staff accommodation.
  • For candidates with a master’s degree we further offer the possibility to obtain a doctoral degree (e.g. PhD) within the project.
  • If you are passionate about developing software to improve clinical outcomes in neurodegenerative diseases, please apply with your CV and cover letter and provide at least two references.

Disabled persons will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. Presentation costs can not be refunded. For further information please contact Dr. Nicolai Franzmeier and Prof. Dr. Matthias Brendel.

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