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.

Here you can find the current job offers at IfADo.

‘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 (IfADo)

‘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 seeking a

PhD position (m, f, d)

The position is limited to a period of 3 years.

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.

Description of activities

  • An exciting project on human fear and extinction learning.
  • Using advanced multimodal imaging techniques for testing the extent to which dynamic network interactions within the extinction network and beyond reflect learning.
  • Acquisition using high-resolution 7T imaging.
  • Performing the experiments using simultaneous EEG and 3T fMRI recordings, which will provide the electrophysiological basis for the aforementioned interactions.
  • Learning how to apply the experiments using simultaneous EEG and fMRI recordings.
  • Evaluation and publication of research results including statistical analysis.

Your qualification

  • Degree in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, biology, medicine or equivalent (master’s or diploma
  • Interest in scientific work (doctorate)
  • Interest in or knowledge of collecting and analyzing neurophysiological data (EEG, (f)MRI, DWI)
  • Matlab or Python programming skills for data analysis would be an advantage
  • Excellent written and oral command of the English language, German language skills would be an advantage
  • Above average communication and organizational skills

Our offer

  • A part-time position with currently 25,89 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
  • Flexible working time models for the compatibility of family and career
  • Promotion of professional development.
  • Good accessibility by public transport.
  • Attractive region with many cultural activities.

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of gender, disability, nationality or ethnic and social origin. 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 ” PhD SFB1280 A03″ until December 31, 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, 10th of November 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 (IfADo)

The ‘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 Psychology and Neurosciences is seeking a

PhD position (f, m, d)

The position is limited to 3 years.

The DFG-funded project applies neurophysiological (TMS, tDCS, EEG, MRI) and cognitive methods to study the impact of the solvent toluolon human brain physiology in healthy adult humans, and patients sufferening from symptoms associated with chronic exposition.

Your duties:

  • Planning and implementation of research projects
  • Learning and application of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, structural and functional imaging
  • Evaluation of research results including statistical analysis (including general linear model, functional connectivity)
  • Publication of the research in international journals
  • Active participation in national and international conferences
  • Willingness to collaborate in interdisciplinary projects

Your qualification:

  • Completed studies in neuroscience, biology, psychology, medicine or similar (Master or Diploma)
  • Interest in scientific work (doctorate)
  • Interest in or knowledge of collecting and evaluating neurophysiological data (e.g. TMS, tDCS, EEG, MRI)
  • Excellent written and oral command of the English language, German language capabilities advantageous
  • Above-average communication and organizational skills  

What can you expect?

A dynamic, highly motivated international working group, offering opportunities for cooperation and exchange as well as for developing your own ideas.

Our offer

  • A part-time position with currently 25,89 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
  • Flexible working time models for the compatibility of family and career
  • An interesting, responsible and varied workplace
  • Good accessibility by public transport
  • Attractive region with many cultural activities

The IfADo promotes professional equality for all genders and is certified accordingly. We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of gender, disability, nationality or ethnic and social origin. General information about the Research Centre can be found here www.ifado.de.

If you have questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Nitsche, Nitsche@ifado.de, Phone.: 0231/1084-301/302 or PD Dr. Christoph van Thriel (thriel@ifao.de), Phone: 0231/1084-407

Have we aroused your interest?

Then please send your meaningful application documents with all relevant certificates until the 10th of December 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
Ardeystr. 67
44139 Dortmund
Germany

Dortmund, the 08th of November 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 (IfADo)

‘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.

Within the Department of Ergonomics, we work both on issues of basic neuroscientific research and on the transfer of the knowledge thus gained for application.

In the department Ergonomics”we are seeking to fill a part-time (75%)

PhD position in cognitive neuroscience (m, f, d)

The position is limited to 3 years and to-be-filled at the next possible date.

The successful applicant will contribute to a project, investigating selective attention and working memory processes in a multisensory context. In particular, we are interested in how the auditory and the visual system interact during the deployment of attention in multisensory environments and how audio-visual information is integrated. To answer those research questions, we primarily use the EEG. Beyond that, the application of eye-tracking or (functional) MRI is possible within the project. 

Your Tasks

  • Conducting research in a project investigating attentional and working memory processes in a multisensory context
  • Conducting (EEG-) experiments in combination with eye-tracking (and possibly fMRI)
  • Statistical data analysis
  • Preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Presentation of scientific results at (inter-)national conferences
  • The contribution of your own ideas to the project is encouraged

Your Profile

  • Master’s degree (or diploma) in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or a related field from a university/technical college
  • Enthuthiasm for neuroscientific research, a keen interest in the research topics listed above, and the motivation to apply open science practices
  • High level of proficiency in statistical analyses
  • Excellent command of English in written and oral communication
  • Programming skills (preferably MATLAB) as well as previous experience in acquisition and analysis of EEG data are desired, but not required.
  • Amenability to work with participants and strong organizational skills

Our 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 the public service (e.g., an annual bonus, capital-formation benefits)
  • Flexible working hours for the compatibility of family and career
  • Promotion of professional development
  • Outstanding research infrastructure, financial resources, and technical support (simulation laboratories, EEG, stress laboratory, fMRI, non-invasive brain stimulation)
  • A positive working environment in a supportive team
  • An interesting, responsible, and vertasile field of work
  • Possibility to participate in the qualification program offered by the Research Academy Ruhr (https://research-academy-ruhr.de/)
  • Attendance of national and international conferences (funding is provided)

The IfADo promotes professional equality for all genders and is certified accordingly. We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of gender, disability, nationality or ethnic and social origin. General information about the Institute can be found here www.ifado.de. For further information please contact Dr. Laura-Isabelle Klatt (phone: +49-231 1084-260, email: klatt@ifado.de)

Have we aroused your interest?

Please send your application with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, list of grades, list of publications if applicable)* by 15.12.2021 with the subject “PhD Ergo Neuroscience” preferably by email to bewerbung@ifado.de.

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

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

Dortmund, 8th of November 2021

*(We ask that application documents be submitted preferably by email or only in copies. Please do submit application folders, as the documents will not be returned. The documents 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 (IfADo)

‘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
  • Experience in planning and conducting animal behavioral experiments
  • Ability to work in a team and to work independently
  • Very good analytical skills, good knowledge of English
  • Publication experience

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 value diversity and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of gender, disability, nationality or ethnic and social origin. Where appropriate, there is also the possibility of part-time work. 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 06.12.21 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 03rd of November 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.)