Current Job Offers

We are always on the lookout for employees with outstanding scientific competence, solution-oriented thinking and a high degree of commitment. Please send your application to bewerbung@ifado.de, if there are no other details in the announcement.

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‘Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V. Dortmund’ (legal entity name) is a research institution institutionally funded by the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the sponsor of ’Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund’ (IfADo). IfADo explores the risks and potentials of modern work in interdisciplinary approaches. We combine the disciplines of Ergonomics, Immunology, Toxicology, Psychology and Neurosciences.


Website Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund

‘Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V. Dortmund’ (legal entity name) is a research institution institutionally funded by the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the sponsor of ’Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund’ (IfADo). IfADo explores the risks and potentials of modern work in interdisciplinary approaches. We combine the disciplines of Ergonomics, Immunology, Toxicology, Psychology and Neurosciences.

With more than 6,200 employees and 34,600 students, TU Dortmund University promotes progress in basic and applied research.

As part of a cooperation between the TU Dortmund and the Leibniz Institute for Work Research at the TU Dortmund (IfADo), a full-time position for biostatic methods is available as a

Research Assistant (PostDoc) (m, w, d)

to be filled at the earliest possible date, initially for 3 years; an extension is possible.

The project is supervised by Prof. Dr. Jan G. Hengstler (IfADo, Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors) together with Prof. Jörg Rahnenführer (Faculty of Statistics, TU Dortmund University), who have a strong track record and offer the successful candidate very attractive research opportunities and excellent conditions for a successful scientific career. The research area is at the interface of biostatistics, toxicology and liver pathophysiology. Omics data (including several hundred RNA-seq datasets) from patients as well as mouse models of metabolic and inflammatory liver disease and a concrete, well thought-out research concept are immediately available. The successful candidate will work in a successful team that continuously generates new experimental data based on the results of biostatistics, e.g. genetic or pharmacological interventions.

Tasks:

  • Learn and develop established and novel techniques to analyze genome-wide expression data and other omics data from healthy liver tissues and liver diseases.
  • Establish advanced biostatistical methods to better understand toxic mechanisms and liver disease

What we expect:

  • PhD in statistics, biostatistics, biology or a related field, if excellent knowledge of bioinformatics is available
  • Interest in medical and biological applications; a relevant minor in the master’s program or life science-related work as an undergraduate or in the master’s thesis is desirable, but not required
  • High motivation for research, expressed in a letter of motivation and in personal communication during the application process

Our offer:

  • A full-time position with currently 39.83 working hours per week
  • Remuneration according to the collective agreement for the public service (position EG 13 TV-L. The classification depends on the collective agreement and personal requirements)
  • All social benefits provided by working for the public service: e.g. an annual bonus, payment of benefits
  • An exciting and stimulating atmosphere in a dynamic, collegial and interdisciplinary team that enjoys research; high scientific reputation documented by publications in top journals; integration into international networks of outstanding scientists that guarantee excellent conditions for a career in science.
  • An interesting professional challenge in which you can contribute and expand your expertise and competence with a high degree of independence
  • An excellent state-of-the-art research infrastructure and technical support with courses in statistics, biostatistics, data science, bioinformatics and toxicology, plus regular seminars as well as lectures and short courses by visiting scientists
  • A wide range of skills training courses offered by the graduate centers
  • Training in communication skills in science by presenting your research results in seminars and at conferences, with financial support to attend international conferences.
  • Flexible working time models
  • Attractive region with many cultural offerings and good accessibility by public transport
  • Overall, an interesting, multifaceted task that you can shape through your personal commitment in a collegial and congenial team

Publications of our group in this research area:

Vartak et al, On the mechanisms of biliary flux. Hepatology. 2021 Jun 23. doi: 10.1002/hep.32027. online ahead of print.

Zeigerer A, et al, Nature. 2012; 23;485(7399):465-70.

Ghallab A, et al, Bile microinfarcts in cholestasis are initiated by rupture of the apical hepatocyte membrane and cause shunting of bile to sinusoidal blood. Hepatology. 2019 Feb;69(2):666-683.

 

The IfADo promotes professional equality for all genders and is certified accordingly. We are also committed to diversity and actively promote equal opportunities for all employees. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference, provided they are otherwise equally qualified.

General information about the Research Centre can be found here www.ifado.de.

Have we aroused your interest?

Then please send your complete application with the usual documents including the reference number “Postdoc Systox TU” by 08.10.2021 preferably by mail to bewerbung@ifado.de.

Alternative, we will accept your application by mail to the following address:
Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V.
Personalabteilung
Ardeystraße 67
44139 Dortmund


Website Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund

‘Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V. Dortmund’ (legal entity name) is a research institution institutionally funded by the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the sponsor of ’Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund’ (IfADo). IfADo explores the risks and potentials of modern work in interdisciplinary approaches. We combine the disciplines of Ergonomics, Immunology, Toxicology, Psychology and Neurosciences.

The Department of Ergonomics is looking for

 a Post-Doctoral researcher (m, f, d) in the field of behavioral neurobiology

for the next possible date. The Position is limited to 3 years, an extension is possible.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious candidate who enjoys carrying out scientific projects, working on new concepts and understanding novel mechanisms. The research field is located at the interface of aging, metabolic control, cognition and neurobiology, and aims at the neural mechanisms and the influences of endogenous and environmental factors on healthy cognitive aging. Mouse models of metabolic and inflammatory diseases as well as the required techniques of analysis are available. Flanking our studies in humans, cognitive processes such as goal-directed learning and neural plasticity are studied across the lifespan in animal models, focusing on the interplay of metabolic processes, immune system, brain function and cognition. The research is conducted in close cooperation between all the departments of IfADo and employs state-of-the-art experimental test paradigms (e.g., IntelliCage, Multi-Conditioning System, and access to imaging techniques, such as two-photon microscopes, micro-CT and MRI).

The tasks include:

  • Organization of an independent, innovative research project, including the planning, development and execution of animal behavioral studies
  • Analysis of cognitive behavioral data
  • Publication and presentation of the results to the scientific community
  • Active networking at the IfADo and coordination of subprojects and execution of collaborative experiments with other groups of IfADo, especially with the Department of Toxicology
  • Guidance and supervision of graduation theses

What we expect:

  • An above-average degree in behavioral neurobiology, psychology, biology, or similar disciplines and a very good doctorate in one of these fields
  • A personality with both, the ability to develop projects of conceptual novelty and also a high degree of reliability and diligence
  • Ability to work in a team and to work independently
  • Very good analytical skills, good knowledge of English
  • Publication experience

Not essential but welcome are:

  • Experience in planning and conducting animal behavioral experiments

We offer:

  • A full-time position with currently 39.83 working hours per week
  • Remuneration according to the collective agreement for the public service (position EG 13 TV-L. The classification depends on the collective agreement and personal requirements)
  • All social benefits provided by working for the public service: e.g. an annual bonus, payment of benefits
  • an exciting and stimulating atmosphere in a dynamic, friendly, and interdisciplinary team that enjoys research work; high scientific reputation documented by publications in top journals; the successful candidate will be integrated into international networks of outstanding scientists that will lead to excellent preconditions for a career in science.
  • an interesting professional challenge, in which you can contribute and expand your expertise and competence with a high degree of independence
  • an extensive state-of-the-art research infrastructure and technical support
  • flexible working time models for the compatibility of family and career
  • attractive region with many cultural activities and good accessibility by public transport

The IfADo promotes professional equality for all genders and is certified accordingly. We are also committed to diversity and actively promote equal opportunities for all employees. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference, provided they are otherwise equally qualified.

General information about the Research Centre can be found here www.ifado.de.

For further information about the announcement and the project, please feel free to contact us (info@ifado.de).

Have we aroused your interest?

Then please send your application with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, references, copies of certificates, list of grades, list of publications) * by 26.09.21 preferably by mail to bewerbung@ifado.de.

Alternative, we will accept your application by mail to the following address:

Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V.
Personalabteilung
Ardeystraße 67
44139 Dortmund

Dortmund, den 27th of August 2021

(We ask that application documents be submitted preferably by email or only in copies and not in folders, as the documents will not be returned. These will be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations after the retention period has expired.)


Website Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund

‘Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V. Dortmund’ (legal entity name) is a research institution institutionally funded by the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the sponsor of ’Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund’ (IfADo). IfADo explores the risks and potentials of modern work in interdisciplinary approaches. We combine the disciplines of Ergonomics, Immunology, Toxicology, Psychology and Neurosciences.

The Department of Ergonomics is looking for

a doctoral student (m, f, d) in the field of behavioral neurobiology (75%)

for the next possible date. The Position is limited to 3 years. The qualification goal is a doctorate.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious candidate who enjoys carrying out scientific projects, working on new concepts and understanding novel mechanisms. The research field is located at the interface of aging, metabolic control, cognition and neurobiology, and aims at the neural mechanisms and the influences of endogenous and environmental factors on healthy cognitive aging. Mouse models of metabolic and inflammatory diseases as well as the required techniques of analysis are available. Flanking our studies in humans, cognitive processes such as goal-directed learning and neural plasticity are studied across the lifespan in animal models, focusing on the interplay of metabolic processes, immune system, brain function and cognition. The research is conducted in close cooperation between all the departments of IfADo and employs state-of-the-art experimental test paradigms (e.g., IntelliCage, Multi-Conditioning System, and access to imaging techniques, such as two-photon microscopes, micro-CT and MRI).

The tasks include:

  • Organization of an independent, innovative research project, including the planning, development and execution of animal behavioral studies
  • Analysis of cognitive behavioral data
  • Publication and presentation of the results to the scientific community
  • Active networking at the IfADo and coordination of subprojects and execution of collaborative experiments with other groups of IfADo, especially with the Department of Toxicology
  • Guidance and supervision of graduation theses

What we expect:

  • An above-average Diploma/Master’s degree in behavioral neurobiology, psychology, biology, or similar disciplines
  • A personality with both, the ability to develop projects of conceptual novelty and also a high degree of reliability and diligence
  • Ability to work in a team and to work independently
  • Good analytical skills, good knowledge of English

Not essential but welcome are:

  • First experience in planning and conducting animal behavioral experiments
  • Publication experience

What we offer:

  • A part-time position with currently 29,87 working hours per week
  • Remuneration according to the collective agreement for the public service (position EG 13 TV-L. The classification depends on the collective agreement and personal requirements)
  • All social benefits provided by working for the public service: e.g. an annual bonus, payment of benefit
  • an exciting and stimulating atmosphere in a dynamic, friendly, and interdisciplinary team that enjoys research work; high scientific reputation documented by publications in top journals; the successful candidate will be integrated into international networks of outstanding scientists that will lead to excellent preconditions for a career in science.
  • opportunity for graduation and support for career development with a high degree of independence
  • an extensive state-of-the-art research infrastructure and technical support
  • flexible working time models for the compatibility of family and career
  • attractive region with many cultural activities and good accessibility by public transport

The IfADo promotes professional equality for all genders and is certified accordingly. We are also committed to diversity and actively promote equal opportunities for all employees. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference, provided they are otherwise equally qualified.

General information about the Research Centre can be found here www.ifado.de.

For further information about the announcement and the project, please feel free to contact us (info@ifado.de).

Have we aroused your interest?

Then please send your application with the usual documents* by 26.09.21 preferably by E-Mail to bewerbung@ifado.de.

Alternative, we will accept your application by mail to the following address:

Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V.
Personalabteilung
Ardeystraße 67
44139 Dortmund

Dortmund, den 27th of August 2021

(We ask that application documents be submitted preferably by email or only in copies and not in folders, as the documents will not be returned. These will be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations after the retention period has expired.)


Website Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund

‘Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V. Dortmund’ (legal entity name) is a research institution institutionally funded by the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the sponsor of ’Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund’ (IfADo). IfADo explores the risks and potentials of modern work in interdisciplinary approaches. We combine the disciplines of Ergonomics, Immunology, Toxicology, Psychology and Neurosciences.

In the department Ergonomics in the area of work design / cognitive ergonomics / neuroergonomics there is a vacancy for a

Research Associate (PostDoc) (m, f, d)

to be filled. The position is initially limited to 3 years.

IfADo has all survey methods of behavioral sciences, cognitive neurosciences as well as a high competence in occupational science and occupational medicine. Accordingly, there are also special laboratories and measuring devices for physical and mental stress examinations as well as mobile measuring methods for recording whole-body movements, eye movements and for electrophysiological peripheral and central nervous measurements. Special attention is paid to the bidirectional transfer between basic and applied research.

Tasks

  • Enjoy researching human behavior, performance, resilience, and vulnerability in the context of modern digital work environments.
  • Interest in the human-centered design of work environments
  • Planning and conducting work science and work psychology research projects in the area of work design
  • Experience and interest in planning and conducting field and laboratory studies with the organization in interdisciplinary teams

Your Profile:

  • University degree in psychology, cognitive science, occupational science, or related field, as well as a very strong doctoral degree in one of these fields
  • Knowledge of the latest research and analysis methods in the field of behavioral, subjective and electrophysiological measurement techniques
  • Ability to present and publish research findings at professional conferences and in professional journals
  • Ability to work in a team and willingness to collaborate with other IfADo research groups
  • Experience and/or willingness to obtain external funding
  • Experience and/or willingness to supervise PhD students
  • Knowledge of methods from the field of neuroergonomics is desirable

We offer:

  • A full-time position with currently 39.83 working hours per week
  • Remuneration according to the collective agreement for the public service (position EG 13 TV-L. The classification depends on the collective agreement and personal requirements)
  • All social benefits provided by working for the public service: e.g. an annual bonus, payment of benefits
  • Promotion of professional development with the possibility of habilitation
  • Embedding in a strong local network with Fraunhofer institutes, TU Dortmund University and Dortmund University of Applied Sciences
  • Excellent research infrastructure and strong technical support (e.g. gait lab, stress lab, robotics lab, VR/AR lab, body tracking systems, mobile and stationary EEG)
  • Flexible working time models for the compatibility of family and career
  • An interesting, responsible and varied workplace

The IfADo promotes professional equality for all genders and is certified accordingly. We are also committed to diversity and actively promote equal opportunities for all employees. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference, provided they are otherwise equally qualified.

General information about the Research Centre can be found here www.ifado.de.

For further information on the call for applications and the project, please contact us (info@ifado.de).

Have we aroused your interest?

Then please send your application with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, references, copies of certificates, list of grades, list of publications) * by 26.09.21 preferably by mail to bewerbung@ifado.de.

Alternative, we will accept your application by mail to the following address:

Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V.
Personalabteilung
Ardeystraße 67
44139 Dortmund

Dortmund, den 26th of August 2021

(We ask that application documents be submitted preferably by email or only in copies and not in folders, as the documents will not be returned. These will be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations after the retention period has expired.)


Website Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in Dortmund

‘Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V. Dortmund’ (legal entity name) is a research institution institutionally funded by the German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is the sponsor of ’Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dortmund’ (IfADo). IfADo explores the risks and potentials of modern work in interdisciplinary approaches. We combine the disciplines of Ergonomics, Immunology, Toxicology, Psychology and Neurosciences.

The junior research group “Neuroimaging and Interindividual Differences” (Dep. Psychology and Neuroscience) is looking for a

research assistant (PostDoc) (m, f, d)

the position is limited to a period of 4 years.

Description of activities

Subject to the approval of the funder, we are looking for a scientist at postdoctoral level for an exciting project in human fear extinction learning. Using advanced multimodal imaging methods in humans we will test how dynamic interactions between core regions of the fear extinction network and other related networks shape learning. We will use high-resolution laminar 7T recordings in order to disentangle feedforward and feedback interactions. These experiments will be conducted via simultaneous EEG and 7T fMRI recordings in order to unravel the electrophysiological origins of the aforementioned interactions.

The project is part of a collaborative research center SFB 1280 “Extinction Learning” which is an interdisciplinary network of partners from the fields of psychology, medicine, neuroinformatics and biology funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Scientists from the Ruhr University Bochum and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at the Technical University of Dortmund and the Philipps University of Marburg are cooperating.

Your qualification

  • PhD in psychology, neuroscience, physics, engineering or computer science
  • proven expertise with respect to conduction, and analysis of, structural and functional MRI data and EEG data
  • Expertise in high-resolution laminar 7T recordings or simultaneous EEG/fMRI recordings
  • Matlab programming skills

Our offer

  • A full-time position with currently 39,83 working hours per week
  • Remuneration according to the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states (Job value EG 13 TV-L. The grouping takes place depending on the collective bargaining and personal requirements).
  • All social benefits provided by working for the public service: e.g. an annual bonus, payment of benefits
  • promotion of professional development
  • flexible working hours to enable the reconciliation of family and career
  • good accessibility by public transport
  • Attractive region with many cultural activities

The IfADo promotes the professional equality of women and men and is certified accordingly. We are also committed to diversity and actively promote equal opportunities for all employees.

The application of female researchers is explicitly encouraged. In case of equal qualifications, application of severely disabled candidates have priority.

General information about the Research Centre can be found here www.ifado.de.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Erhan Genç, genc@ifado.de, Phone.: 0231 1084 520.

Have we aroused your interest?

Then please send your meaningful application documents with all relevant certificates including the reference code “Postdoc SFB1280 A03” until 30.09.2021, preferably by mail to bewerbung@ifado.de.

Alternative you can send your application* by post to the following address:

Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V.
Personalabteilung
Ardeystraße 67
44139 Dortmund

Dortmund, 12th of August 2021

(*We ask you to submit application documents only in copies and not in folders as the documents are not returned. These will be destroyed by privacy after expiration of the retention period.)