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PhD in Vascular Physics

06.06.2022, Wissenschaftliches Personal

Join the team of Prof. Karen Alim at the TUM Campus Garching to investigate how blood vessels self-organize their network to reach homogeneity in blood flow distribution within body organs. We are looking for a PhD student (m/f/d) to start at the TUM in September or later.

Your Task

From animals’ circulatory system to random porous media in fuel cells, morphological network adaptation is crucial for optimal perfusion. In self-organizing life forms, network morphology constantly adapts in response to environmental stimuli towards more homogeneous distribu-tion of flow transported nutrients. Combining micro-fluidic techniques and 3D cell culture, you will grow human microvascular tissue on chip whose morphology self-organizes in response to vasoactive sub-stances. Your work will lead the way to applications of flow-adapted on-chip vascular networks to optimally perfuse 3D tissue constructs.


As a suitable candidate, you have an outstanding Master's degree or comparable degree in physics, biology, bioengineering, material engineering or a related discipline. You have experimental experience in cell/tissue culture, microfluidics, or a related discipline. You enjoy working in interdisciplinary and international teams and have image processing or image analysis skills. In addition, you are able to express yourself confidently both orally and in writing in English.

What we offer

We offer an in total four-year PhD position (scholarship of 2000€ tax-free monthly) in a highly motivated team combing on equal footing experimental and theoretical research. Professional education complementing your scientific research is offered via the TUM Graduate School and TUM IGSSE. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.


We are looking forward to receiving your application documents, which include your CV, your list of publications, transcript of record, a motivation of your research interests (max. 1 page) and the contact details for two letters of recommendation in one PDF document. Please send them under the subject ”PhD in Vascular Physics” by e-mail to Dr. Fatemeh Mirzapour (f.mirzapour@tum.de) by 15.07.2022. She will also be happy to provide you with further information in advance.

The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled applicants will be given preference in case of generally equivalent suitability, aptitude and professional performance.

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Kontakt: f.mirzapour@tum.de

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