City:  Aachen
Date:  May 6, 2024

Scientific Researcher Digital Medicine (f/m/d) / Aachen

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3.0 billion euros. 

Fraunhofer MEVIS is a world-leading and internationally networked research and development center for computer support in digital medicine. It pursues a patient-centered approach tailored to clinical workflows to solve clinically relevant issues in image- and data-based diagnosis and therapy.
The area of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays a central role at Fraunhofer MEVIS with various projects focusing on mid- to high-field applications. However, low-field MRI has been an aspiring research field in the last years and offers immense potential. In the scope of the DeLoRI (Dedicated Low-field MRI for breast) project, a compact and portable low-field MRI device is developed for dedicated breast imaging and cancer screening. 


What you will do

You will work as part of the team at the location in Aachen and participate at the development of the DeLoRI system. Possible research topics include:

  • Electromagnetic simulations of the low-field MRI system components
  • Development and prototyping of a low-field MRI setup
  • Machine learning-based control and data acquisition
  • Development of software for reconstruction with a focus on AI-based algorithms


What you bring to the table

  • Above average master’s degree in physics, engineering or a related discipline
  • Ideally experience in the area of medical imaging or hardware development
  • Strong motivation to work professionally in an interdisciplinary environment and to continuously improve your skills 
  • Good German and English language skills 


Furthermore, it would be advantageous to have

  • Experience with machine learning, deep learning, image- and data processing
  • Experience with MR physics and imaging


What you can expect

You will work in the Aachen branch of a modern, interdisciplinary institute with flat hierarchies and a wide range of training opportunities, including regular in-house seminars and attendance at relevant professional conferences. You can freely arrange your working hours within the framework of our trust-based working hours model and, if required, work part of your working hours from home. 
Through the connection to the universities in Bremen and Aachen, a doctoral degree can be pursued during the course of your employment.


The contract will initially be limited to 2 years. However, we are aiming for a long-term collaboration.


The weekly working time is 39 hours. This position is also available on a part-time basis. We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!

If you have any specific questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact:
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing Volkmar Schulz

Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS 


Requisition Number: 71936                Application Deadline:


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