Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Post-Doc position in Exercise and Ageing, 39,83 hours p. week - 2,5 years

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09.03.2018 - 08:02
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The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the leading research universities. The university draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.

A post-doctoral position is available at the Faculty of Sport Science of Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) for the duration of 2 ½  years, starting not later than October 2018 (earlier starting date possible). The Faculty aims to strengthen its profile in the areas of Health & Performance with a specific focus on Exercise and Ageing.

The successful post-doctoral candidate is expected to participate in interdisciplinary research of the Faculty’s departments Human Movement Science, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Sports Medicine & Nutrition, and Training & Exercise Science. The candidate can collaborate with researchers and PhD students from the above mentioned departments and also work with MSc students.

Further, the candidate’s skill and expertise should add to the Faculty’s research portfolio and the candidate is expected to contribute to the Faculty’s development by initiating new research projects, by writing grant proposals and by publishing research in high quality peer-reviewed journals.

The load of teaching will be calculated according to §3 of Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung (state of North Rhine-Westphalia).

Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.

At Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we wish to promote careers of women in areas in which they have been underrepresented, and we would therefore like to encourage female candidates to send us their applications. Applications by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with equal legal status are likewise most welcome.


Required Qualifications

Applicants must have an excellent PhD and a strong background in one of the above mentioned fields (Human Movement Science, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Sports Medicine & Nutrition, and Training & Exercise Science) and/or a related field. Your methodological approach should allow to detect relevant mechanisms in the field of Exercise and Ageing.

We are looking for an integrative personality with teaching experience. Strong written and oral communications skills are necessary.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates with experience in successful grant writing and international collaborations are especially encouraged to apply.

RUB seeks to increase the number of women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Therefore, we particularly encourage qualified women to apply. RUB further aims to hire more people with disabilities and also encourages them to apply for research positions.


Please submit your CV including a list of publications, a list of successfully raised third-party research grants, and the names and contact information of two referees as well as a short research statement in a single (!) PDF file to the Faculty’s dean via e-mail to The research statement should outline your concept of how to initiate new collaborative research in the field of Exercise and Ageing.

Application deadline: April 30, 2018.

Art der Beschäftigung



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Frau Dr. Anja Kluge
44801 Bochum
+49 234 3227793

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Institut / Einrichtung
Fakultät für Sportwissenschaft
Zeitraum der Beschäftigung
nach Vereinbarung
Montag, 30. April 2018 - 23:59