PhD student (m/f/d) Ergonomics

Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo), 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 has a vacancy for a

PhD student (m/f/d)

to be filled (75%) at the earliest possible date. The position is limited to 3 years. The qualification goal is a doctorate. If a diploma or master's degree is not yet available, temporary employment as a research assistant may be considered.

Your duties:

  • Scientific collaboration in a research project investigating the neuronal basis of stress using (electro-)physiological (EEG, ECG, hormone measurement) methods
  • Follow-up on the question of how stress-induced changes in the brain can be measured in laboratory experiments and used to research stress-related illnesses

Your Profile:

  • Highly motivated graduates from a university/technical college with a diploma/master's degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science or a related subject
  • Good scientific knowledge and a high level of interest in questions in the field of application-oriented research and basic biopsychological research
  • English language skills
  • Very good methodological skills
  • Previous knowledge of Matlab and the acquisition and evaluation of electrophysiological data is desirable, but not a prerequisite
  • Ability to work in a team, diligence and openness to working with test subjects

We offer:

  • A part-time position with currently 29,87 hours per week
  • Remuneration according to the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states (position value 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
  • Opportunity for graduation and support for career development
  • A positive working atmosphere in a supportive team
  • Good access to laboratory resources
  • An interesting and multifaceted workplace
  • Good accessibility by public transport
  • Attractive region with a wide range of 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. Where appropriate, there is also the possibility of part-time work.

General information about the IfADo can be found at www.ifado.de

For further information about the announcement please feel free to contact Dr. Larrá, Tel: 0231/1084-375, E-Mail: larra(at)ifado.de.

Have we aroused your interest?

Then please send your detailed application with all relevant certificates, CV and academic background, including the reference code "Ergo Dr. Larrá 2024" by 15th of June 2024 preferably by e-mail to bewerbung(at)ifado.de.

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

Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V.


Ardeystraße 67

44139 Dortmund

(*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.)