Research Fellow/Officer in Cybercrime and the Cloud (CRITiCal Project)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

Job posting number: #7081546 (Ref:ESLLW1163)

Posted: July 23, 2021

Job Description

Do you have a keen interest in cybercrime and technology? Have you got excellent analytical and writing skills? Do you have proven research experience and skills in quantitative and qualitative research? Do you enjoy networking and engagement with others? 

You will work with Professor David Wall in the Cybercrime Group of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, on the final contribution to an interdisciplinary project which looks at Cybercrime in the Cloud and the escalating impact of ransomware, and the implications for policing and regulation. This research is part of the broader EPSRC/ ESRC funded CRITiCal Project (Combatting Criminals in the Cloud), which is being carried out with Newcastle and Durham Universities.

With an academic interest in crime and technology, and proven research experience, you will work with and support Professor Wall on the project by conducting research, establishing research collaborations, organising events and engaging with academic, practitioner and policy communities and contributing to project outputs and other deliverables.

You will have a sound grasp of crime and technology studies (preferably in the field of crypto-ransomware), excellent analytical and writing skills, and skills in quantitative and qualitative research and network analysis. The ability to work both alone and also as part of a team are essential, along with strong organisational skills and the ability to work on a variety of tasks to set deadlines. The post will involve some travel and stays away from home, for example to undertake fieldwork or attend national or international conferences.

An enhanced background check will be required.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor David Wall

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9575, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Law
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31 August 2022)
Release Date:  Thursday 22 July 2021
Closing Date:  Friday 30 July 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  ESLLW1163

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