Dr. Konstantin Joanidopoulos

Bis 2017, Senior Manager Technology Center Software & Digital Solutions, Carl Zeiss Microscopy

München, Germany


Project Management
Professional Scrum Master
Professional Scrum Product Owner
Product management
product development
business development
technology scouting
technology transfer
systems & system integration
research projects
high content screening
image analysis
data analysis
advanced imaging techniques
imaging systems
hard- and software
Change Management
lean product development
Cross Cultural Management
cross location management
Electron Microscopy
Agile Development
Requirements Engineering
Requirements Management


Professional experience for Konstantin Joanidopoulos

  • Current 6 years and 9 months, since Oct 2017

    Senior Manager Projects & Technology - Technology Center Software

    Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
  • 1 year, Oct 2016 - Sep 2017

    Senior Manager Technology Center Software & Digital Solutions

    Carl Zeiss Microscopy

    Management of a growing team of currently 22 software developers and project managers. Responsible for software development and software project management, incl. contracting and managing external developers. R&D as well as cost center budget responsibility. Restructuring of the SW team and driving an ambitious hiring initiative Focus on SW project management and process improvement (agile, continuous integration, test automation)

  • 2 years, Oct 2014 - Sep 2016

    Senior Manager Software Widefield Research

    Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH

    Responsibility for the Light Microscopy Widefiel Research Software Development Department 3 teams (application, acquisition, image processing & analysis), 20 permanent employees Responsibility for Widefiel Research Software Project Management Department, 5 project managers

  • 4 years and 3 months, Jul 2010 - Sep 2014

    Senior Manager Software Electron Microscopy

    Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH

    Global responsibility for Electron Microscopy Software Development: Munich, Oberkochen, Cambridge, Peabody Budget budget responsibility (high single digit M€ range) Capacity ramp up and restructuring of the SW department by establishing new roles, functions and processes Technology migration from multiple legacy solutions to a unified shared framework

  • 8 years and 9 months, Oct 2001 - Jun 2010

    Section Manager Product Unit Life Science Cell Screening

    Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions

    Responsibility for the Product Unit consisting of a team of 5 experts. Product responsibility including budget, sales targets and pricing. Product management: concepts, business plans, IP, market & technology analysis, marketing strategy &materials, product life cycle management. Product development: specification, resources planning, project management. High level sales support & key accounts. International R&D and cooperation projects. Innovation: technology evaluation, prototyping scouting.

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jul 2000 - Sep 2001

    Head Scanning Microscopy / Application Specialist

    TILL Photonics

    Product management and product development of a 2-photon microscope and a TIRF system. International sales and sales support 2-photon, TIRF and imaging systems.

  • 2 years and 3 months, Apr 1998 - Jun 2000

    Researcher (postdoc)

    Bio-Imaging Center of the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

    2-photon microscopy, development of a 2-photon microscope, calcium imaging, time lapse imaging, confocal imaging

  • 2 years and 6 months, Jan 1998 - Jun 2000



    Scientific consultant for advanced microscopy and imaging applications, especially 2-photon microscopy.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Jul 1996 - Dec 1997

    Researcher (postdoc)

    Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry - Dept. Membrane Biochemistry

    Postdoc position

Educational background for Konstantin Joanidopoulos

  • 4 years, Jul 1992 - Jun 1996

    PhD thesis

    Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry - Dept. Membrane Biochemistry,

  • 9 months, Oct 1991 - Jun 1992

    Diploma Thesis

    Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry

  • 1986 - 1991


    Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich

  • 1974 - 1983


    Albert Einstein Gymnasium

    Biology / Chemistry Physics


  • English


  • German

    First language

  • French


  • Greek



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