Wir suchen aktuell: Bachelor-/Masterthesis (m/f/d) on the topic: Optimization of a hydrodynamic system for the identification of immune cells using Raman microspectroscopy in Reutlingen

The NMI is a member of the Innovation Alliance Baden-Württemberg. It is involved in application-oriented research at the interface between the life sciences and material science. An interdisciplinary team of scientists is developing new technologies for companies and public research sponsors in the areas of Pharma and Biotech, Biomedicine and Materials Science, and Material Analysis and Electron Microscopy.

The Biophotonics & Spectroscopy group focuses on the application of microscopic and spectroscopic methods in biomedical research, in particular for non-invasive imaging of 3D in vitro models. We offer a position to pursue a Bachelor's/Master's thesis at the earliest possible date.

Your tasks

The immune system plays a key role in cancer prognosis. We are working on the implementation of marker-independent imaging methods with the aim of recording the efficiency of immunotherapies in an in vitro test system in real time. Phenotypic and metabolic changes in circulating immune cells are to be examined using real-time measurements and automatically tracked and evaluated:

  • Establishment of an optical tweezer in a microfluidic system
  • Systematic testing of physical parameters (e.g. flow rate, cell density and dimensions)
  • Classification of immune cell types using multivariate data analysis or machine learning 
  • Isolation, cultivation and measurement of immune cells


  • Studies in (biomedical) engineering or life science
  • Interest in cell biology, optical systems and analytical methods
  • Willingness to work proactively on system optimization
  • First experience in cell culture, microscopy, data analysis and/or system development is an advantage

We offer  

  • Working within an exciting multidisciplinary project and a highly innovative research topic    
  • Highly motivated, competent and multidisciplinary team with scientific and technical staff
  • An exciting and dynamic working environment in application-oriented research institut
  • Excellent infrastructure and technical laboratory equipment 

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Contact Person

Mrs. Katja Rösslein


NMI Naturwissenschaftliches und Medizinisches Institut an der Universität Tübingen
Markwiesenstraße 55
72770 Reutlingen

+49 7121 51530111