Jürgen Burger grew up in Nürnberg (Germany). He studied physics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in 1987 and completed his doctorate in 1992.
After working at CSEM and Roche Diagnostics, he was appointed Professor of Microtechnology at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) in 1996, where he built up the Medical Technology Division in subsequent years. The research collaboration with Prof. Lutz Nolte, University of Bern, led in 2006 to the foundation of the MSc Biomedical Engineering Master's programme at the University of Bern in cooperation with the BFH.
In 2008, he took over as Head of R&D Microsystems at the Johnson&Johnson Center for Smart Implants and Instruments, where he developed complex business models with industries, universities and government agencies. At the same time he continued his teaching activities and habilitated in 2008 at the University of Bern in "Biomedical Engineering". His appointment as titular professor followed in 2014.
The focus of Jürgen Burger's research is on bringing innovative treatment methods and therapeutic/diagnostic systems into clinical application. Special focus is placed on intelligent implants and surgical instruments in combination with pharmaceutical products.