Job Description

We are recruiting a UK based research assistant to work 160 hours in support of the RISCS Fellowship on the theme of Cybercrime. The successful candidate will work with RISCS Fellow Dr. Maria Bada to deliver on writing up the findings and results of research conducted over the last year.  

A number of approaches were followed to look more closely into one of the most dominant types of cyber-attacks, that of ransomware.

  1. A survey: Data collected on google forms.
  2. A workshop: With participants from industry, government, law enforcement and academia. The workshop aimed to bring the community together to discuss ideas and identify what further research is needed to inform new policy responses and/or change how organisations prevent and mitigate ransomware attacks.

The research assistant will be working on the quantitative and qualitative data collected and will be tasked with preparing an output for publication. The research assistant will be a co-author on all outputs to which they contribute.

Person Specification

  • Studying for or completed a PhD in a related discipline. This could be computer science, information security, criminology or other related fields.
  • An interest in cybercrime research.

Job Details

Provisional Start date: 10th February 2022 or earlier.

End date: 10st March 2022.

150-200 working hours – flexible on working hours

The assistant can work remotely but some travel may be necessary to meet with the RISCS Fellow (London). Reasonable travel expenses would be recompensed. 

Pay at £16.49 – £20.94 per hour (plus holiday pay) – rate dependent on experience.

To Apply

Please send a CV and 500 word expression of interest to Maria Bada ( by 5th February. Interviews will take place soon after.