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In a spacious modern setting full of opportunities for further development, ZEISS employees work in a place where expert knowledge and team spirit reign supreme. All of this is supported by a special ownership structure and the long-term goal of the Carl Zeiss Foundation: to bring science and society into the future together.

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Motivation of the work

Turning today’s research into tomorrow’s applications – together With a clear focus on user needs, the ZEISS Innovation Hub @ KIT explores new technology and application fields, enabling the transformation of ideas into innovations. Here, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and ZEISS employees meet at eye level and practice an open-innovation culture. For our team of researchers and engineers, we seek a student to support our research and experiments in the domain of four-dimensional microscope-integrated OCT for medical applications.

We offer

  • Young, motivated team with a large and active student community

  • Agile work environment with the possibility to work on various tasks for innovative medical applications

  • Option for subsequent master thesis

  • Modern office culture with flexible working hours

Your Role

  • Gain insights into the development of cutting-edge microscope-integrated optical coherence tomography devices for medical applications

  • Test concepts, core functionalities, and visualization conceptions for OCT hardware and software

  • Help with the development of a state-of-the-art research-grade OCT prototype

  • Research existing solutions in the scientific and patent literature and tailor solutions to our needs

  • Conduct and evaluate experiments based on microscope-integrated OCT imaging

  • A bachelor’s degree and are enrolled in a master’s program in mechanical, electrical or (bio)medical engineering, optics & photonics, computer science, physics, or similar

  • Good understanding of the fundamentals of optics and ideally OCT

  • Programming knowledge in at least one of the following: Python, C/C++, Matlab, or CUDA

  • First hands-on experience with OCT devices and signal processing algorithms is a plus

  • Ideally experience in the development and integration of data acquisition electronics and scanners

  • Excellent organization, problem-solving & communication skills (English and/or German)

  • Passion for innovation and enthusiasm for new technologies as well as motivation to work in agile, interdisciplinary teams