Back to list view

Job Type: Wissenschaftliche Jobausschreibungen

Novel chemical imaging techniques for cancer research (PhD thesis)

Chemie, Physik, Elektrotechnik
TU Wien, Institute for Chemical Technologies and Analytics
Closing Date


Project synopsis

Mid-infrared (mid-IR) spectroscopy in the form of Fourier Transform IR (FTIR) spectrometers has long been established as a work horse for label free, non-destructive chemical characterization of bio materials. More recently, mid-IR hyperspectral imaging in combination with machine learning has been shown to be a powerful tool for medical diagnostics, especially for cancer diagnostics. The TUMOR-LN-oC project brings together a multinational multidisciplinary consortium ranging from medical professionals to laser physicists aiming combine super resolution IR imaging, organ on a chip technology and machine learning to gain new insights into cancer metastasis. The organ on a chip system will simulate the vascularized environment of around a tumor. IR spectroscopy will be used to collect images of individual, migrating cancerous cells with the aim of developing a rapid approach to their spectra classification based on comparatively old spectra-structure correlations and cutting edge machine learning approaches.


Scope of your contribution

You will be working in the Lendl group at TU Wien as part of the Horizon 2020 project “TUMOR-LN-oC”. Your thesis will encompass the implementation of new optical setups for mid-IR super resolution imaging, data acquisition and data evaluation. Within “TUMOR-LN-oC” you will network and interact with academic and industrial partners across Europe.


As with any doctoral thesis, here, a great deal of self-motivated, creative work is expected. The Lendl group has a positive, collaborative work environment. We are team of experienced graduate and post graduate students (physicists, chemists, chemical engineers, biomedical engineers) happy to lend a hand. Attendance of international scientific conferences and publishing of scientific articles is strongly encouraged.


Start date: March to May 2021.


Salary: 30 hours per week PhD position



Masters in Physics, Chemistry, Electrical engineering, Biomedical Engineering

Interest in instrumental analysis, instrument development, creative problem solving

Prior experience in programming (Python, Matlab), electronics, optics, spectroscopy is advantageous but not required

Fluency in English is required.

Must be allowed to work in Austria.


How to apply

Please send your application to georg.ramer(at) by February 13th 2021


You application should include an academic CV and a transcript of your Masters degree (If no Masters transcript is available yet, please provide your most recent academic transcript). Feel free to get in touch if you have questions about the application process.


The top applicants will be invited for a brief video interview in the third week of February.


Main contact
Name: Georg Ramer
Name: Bernhard Lendl

Back to list view