PhD opportunity with the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)

PhD opportunity with the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)

Reference number: BAuA Kennziffer 16/19 WM 4.1, Interamt Stellen-ID 512282

The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA), Division 4 Hazardous Substances and Biological Agents, in Dortmund, Germany have an opportunity for a PhD Student (Job description: Doktorand / Doktorandin).

The fields of expertise for this project are in the remit of Exposure Science, Regulatory Affairs, Analytical Chemistry and Statistics

Desired skills and experience

·         Successfully completed academic studies (Master / University Diploma) in physics, chemistry, process engineering, computer science, statistics, geoinformatics, environmental or climate sciences or related disciplines

·         Special interest in interdisciplinary cooperation in a successful team of scientists

·         Preferably first experiences in conducting scientific studies

·         Interest in the model estimation of exposure to chemicals in the workplace

·         Preferably experience with statistical analysis using software for the statistical evaluation of larger amounts of data

·         Goal-oriented and systematic approach to the research task and related open questions

·         Preferably first experiences with the publication of scientific findings

·         Team-oriented work skills with high personal responsibility in an interdisciplinary research group

·         Very good German and English language skills in spoken and written

Job Description

o    scientifically-based further development of model approaches for exposure estimation for activities involving hazardous substances at the workplace based on the existing BAuA exposure models EMKG Expo-Tool and SprayExpo

o    Conduct of a research project on model approaches of the exposure estimation against hazardous substances at the workplace (project F 2467)

o    Systematic appraisal (data analysis) of results of relevant BAuA projects and literature

o    Statistical evaluation of measured data

o    Methodological development of the estimation of dermal exposure taking into account the results of recent BAuA projects

o    Conception and realization of the cooperation with external partners, as partial aspects of the model development are outsourced

o    The research results are published in the form of peer-reviewed publications and presented at national and international conferences

·         Our offer:

o    Full-time position in salary group 13 TVöD, for a period of 4 years according to the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz

o    Interesting activity at the interface of science, politics and economics

o    Possibilities for a creative scientific work and of further scientific qualification e.g. by participating in a program for junior scientists

o    Good working atmosphere in team-oriented structures

o    Flexible working hours and a dedicated institutional health management

o    Dedicated personnel development with needs-based qualification opportunities

o    Possibilities of reconciling professional and family interests


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