Job ID: 12538

Post-doctoral position in Dortmund/Germany

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 15 May 2021

Contract Length: 4 years

City: Dortmund

Country: Germany

Institution: Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V. Dortmund

Department: Psychology and Neurosciences


‘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 looking for a

Post-Doctoral researcher (f, m,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 neuromodulation. The project investigates the human physiology of extinction learning and has as its ultimate goal the development of optimised non-invasive brain stimulation techniques to normalise abnormal extinction learning. A wide range of methods will be used in this project, including non-invasive brain stimulation techniques (tDCS), EEG, fMRI and MRS. The project is part of a collaborative research center. The Collaborative ResearchCArea SFB 1280 “Extinction Learning” 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
The candidate should have experience in the field of non-invasive brain stimulation in humans, functional imaging, the performance of cognitive tasks in humans and Matlab programming skills. Ideally, she/he should have a PhD in physics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, psychology or neuroscience.

We offer:
• A full-time position with currently 39,83 working hours per week
• Remuneration and social benefits based on the collective agreement for the public service
• All social benefits provided by working for the public service: e.g. an annual bonus, payment of
• 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 regardless of their origin, religion, ideology, health impairment, age or sexual identity.

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
If you have questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Nitsche,, Phone.: 0231/1084-301/302.

Have we aroused your interest?

Then please send your meaningful application documents with all relevant certificates until the 15. May 2021 preferably by mail to

Alternative you can send your application* by post to the following address:
Forschungsgesellschaft für Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.V. Personalabteilung
Ardeystr. 67
D-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.)

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