The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement employs over 100 staff members: scientific researchers, post-doctoral researchers, PhD candidates and support staff. Most of the NSCR staff is supported by the Institutes Organization of the Dutch Research Council (NWO-I) or has a (part-time) contract in collaboration with Dutch universities.
The NSCR regularly has space for interns. Acquisition is not appreciated.
The NSCR is looking for a motivated PhD criminology candidate on human factors in cybercrime for the project INTERSECT.
The successful applicant will examine the decision-making process of cyber offenders targeting IoT devices for illicit purposes. The main goal will be to understand the cybercrime commission process, as well as to identify any stages in this process that are susceptible to intervention and subsequent disruption. To do so, the applicant will design experiments that—through different manipulations—allow to collect objective measures of cyber offenders’ online behavior and measure their effect on cybercrime. Research designs could for example involve the use of honeypots and computer labs. You will be part of a multidisciplinary research team and will work closely with computer scientist from Eindhoven University of Technology. The position has a fixed term of four years.
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow are:
The new PhD candidate we are looking for:
You will be appointed at NSCR. You will first receive a contract for the period of one year. If you perform well it will be extended for three extra years. The starting salary for the first year is currently € 2,441,- gross a month and will be up to a maximum of € 3,128,- gross per month. You will also receive an end-of-year bonus of 8.33% and a holiday allowance of 8%. Click here for more information about our employment conditions.
For more information about this position please contact Rutger Leukfeldt via firstname.lastname@example.org, or +31 20 598 5172.
Applicants should send a motivation letter and resume before the 4th of June to email@example.com.
The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) is a national research institute that focuses on fundamental scientific research in the field of crime and law enforcement. It is part of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). NSCR is located in Amsterdam at the VU University campus. The institute conducts interdisciplinary and longitudinal research at the intersection of theory, practice and policy.
The NSCR encourages a diverse workforce: we strive to develop talent and creativity by bringing people from different backgrounds and cultures together. We recruit and select based on capabilities and talent. We strongly encourage anyone with the appropriate qualifications to apply for the position, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation or physical ability.