Post-Doc Position (m/f/d) (Research group "Neuroimaging and Interindividual Differences" )

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 "Psychology and Neurosciences" focuses on cognitive neurosciences, with a specific emphasis on the physiological foundation of cognitive performance. Its methodological focus is on non-invasive brain stimulation, imaging techniques (e.g. MRI or EEG), and neuropsychopharmacology.

The research group "Neuroimaging and Interindividual Differences" (Psychology and Neuroscience) is looking for the following person to start as soon as possible

a Post-Doc Position (m/f/d)

with expertise in non-invasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging.

Your duties

  • Develop, optimize, and implement state-of-the-art multimodal (f)MRI approaches, including simultaneous tES/fMRI, tES/MRS, TMS/fMRI, TMS/MRS and EEG/fMRI recordings as well as cognitive (f)MRI experiments, together with the leader of the research group
  • Develop and implement data analysis and modeling pipelines for the multimodal (f)MRI approaches mentioned above
  • Support the research group with organizational tasks (e.g. schedule and supervise human brain research projects at a 3T-MRI scanner)

Your qualifications

  • Completed PhD in the field of engineering or cognitive neuroscience
  • Proven expertise with respect to set-up, conduction, and analysis of experimental brain stimulation studies in humans
  • Proven expertise with respect to programming of data acquisition and analysis pipelines
  • Expertise in EEG and/or (f)MRI recordings would be advantageous
  • A publication track record and experience with external funding acquisition would be advantageous
  • Organizational skills
  • Team player, flexibility, high motivation
  • Ability to work independently, high interest in keeping up with innovations as well as contributing and developing own ideas
  • Excellent English skills

Our offer

  • You will be given a full-time (39.83 h per week) position, initially available for 3 years. However, it is highly desired to extend this position in order to create a long-lasting working relationship beneficial for both sides. You will contribute to research projects established at IfADo, but are also encouraged to develop an own research agenda which will be pursued in a supportive environment that will provide you with expertise, infrastructure, and resources.
  • 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 up-to-date working environment, including a friendly and competent research team

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.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Erhan Genç, genc(at)ifado.de, Phone.: 0231/1084-520 or Prof. Dr. Michael Nitsche, nitsche(at)ifado.de, Phone.: 0231/1084-301 / -302.

Have we aroused your interest?

Then please send your meaningful application documents with a CV including the reference code "PhD Brainstim" until 03rd of February 2023, preferably by 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 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.)