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 as soon as possible. This is a part-time position (75%), initially 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. A flexible project start by arrangement is also possible.

Your duties:

  • Scientific work in a project at the interface between work and cognitive psychology
  • Investigation of how cognitive performance is related to processing performance and the validity of established questionnaire inventories from work psychology using experimental study designs and measurement methods (e.g. EEG, eye tracker)
  • Relating subjective parameters in the context of task performance and various moderators such as general intelligence, ability to concentrate and motivation to objective parameters (EEG, etc.)

Your Profile:

  • Graduate/Master's degree in psychology, ergonomics, cognitive sciences, or a related field
  • Good understanding of complex experimental setups
  • Strong interest in basic and applied occupational and cognitive psychological research issues
  • Very good knowledge of the English language, good knowledge of German language is desirable but not mandatory
  • Very good methodological skills
  • Experience in acquisition and analysis of EEG data (not mandatory)

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 and the project, please feel free to contact Dr. Yannick Metzler, Tel: 0231 / 1084-262, E-Mail: metzlery(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. Metzler 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.)