City:  Bremen
Date:  Dec 4, 2023

Senior Scientist (Post-Doc) "Precision Therapies" (f/m/d)

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros. 

Fraunhofer MEVIS is a world-leading and internationally connected research center for computer assistance in medicine. With 140 employees, we conduct patient-centered research tailored to clinical processes in order to work together with our clinical partners on the digital medicine of the future. Together with you, we would like to expand our expertise in software support for the reduction of complications and recurrences in minimally invasive procedures.


What you will do

You will support us on the path to the future of digital medicine in the role of Senior Scientist and bring your personal experience and ideas with you. You will lead and coordinate teams of STEM researchers and physicians and work on projects in the field of digital medicine. You will understand the requirements of industry and users of medical devices. You see the acquisition of third-party scientific funding and industry projects as a natural part of your job.


What you bring to the table

•    A doctoral degree in applied mathematics, computer science, biomedical engineering or a related discipline 
•    Professional experience in digital medicine applications and project acquisition 
•    At least 2 years of experience in project management or team leadership 
•    Enthusiasm for networking and working in an agile environment
•    Software knowledge in the area of biomedical simulation, machine learning, robotics, navigation or AR/VR 
•    You have a business-fluent command of written and spoken English 
•    You enjoy interacting with physicians and other scientists and presenting the results of your work. 


You complement your professional qualifications with your personal strengths: you have strong conceptual and analytical skills, enjoy working in a team and bring a structured approach to work, curiosity for new topics and a high degree of initiative.


What you can expect

Across a broad range of potential topics, you will work to shape 21st century digital medicine...
•    with excellent and highly motivated teams
•    in a modern and innovative environment with flat hierarchies 
•    in a collegial and appreciative working atmosphere, where diversity and equal opportunities are emphasized
•    with a wide range of internal and external training and development opportunities
•    with a good work-life balance thanks to freely assignable working hours and the possibility of home office (trust-based working time model)
•    with the possibility of working and leading part-time and as part of a team

Fraunhofer MEVIS bears the "family logo" of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft - a confirmation that we as an institute offer outstanding opportunities for a good work-life-balance. For example, we support our employees with flexible work options and their arrangement in terms of time and place, childcare options (including taking care in emergencies), support in the area of homecare/eldercare, and the organization of parental leave and return to work after parental leave.


Through our connections to various universities, there are opportunities for further academic qualifications (e.g. through habilitation). 

By applying for and participating in the "TALENTA" program, early career female scientists can take advantage of career and research time and other opportunities for qualification and networking formats for their own professional development.


Do you want to drive innovation and shape forward-looking projects in medicine and software with great people? Do you want to experience an open way of working in a team and have the freedom to do the right thing? If we have sparked your interest, we look forward to receiving your application and getting to know you personally.


The position is initially 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!

Questions regarding the content will be answered by

Prof. Dr. Tobias Preußer


For organizational questions, please contact

Stefanie Jassmann


Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS 


Requisition Number: 41866                Application Deadline: