February 15, 2017
The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) develops robust models and designs, to solve the complex challenges of today’s networked society. TPM combines insights from the engineering sciences with insights from the humanities and the social sciences.
The Department of Values, Technology and Innovation (VTI) focuses on the value dimension of comprehensive engineering, the overarching research theme of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM).
The research group on safety and security science aims at developing evidence-based theories and innovative practices, in order to model, predict, visualise, and optimise safety, security, and risk levels. It does so by concentrating on the decision-making processes on technical, human, and organisational issues. This should result in proactive and reactive measures to improve safety and security levels while respecting other conflicting values and uncertainties. The methodologies are applied to a wide variety of domains.
Within the faculty, cybersecurity is a focus area across the different departments, with at least 20 researchers. This initiative is part of the university-wide cybersecurity theme under the Delft Safety and Security Institute (DSyS).
Faculty/department Technology, Policy and Management
Level PhD degree
Maximum employment 38 hours per week (1 FTE)
Duration of contract 2 years, starting 1 May 2017
Salary scale €3,193 to €4,028 per month gross
The CYBECO project (Supporting Cyberinsurance from a Behavioural Choice Perspective) is a cooperation of 7 European research institutes and companies. The project will research, develop, demonstrate, evaluate, and exploit a new framework for managing cybersecurity risks, one that focuses on cyberinsurance as key risk management treatment. CYBECO integrates multidisciplinary research methods from behavioural economics, statistics, game and decision theory, security engineering, and behavioural psychology in order to develop new concepts and models that are combined within a prototype software architecture. To this end, the project will also perform behavioural experiments and provide policy insights. Within the project, the TU Delft is involved in all the work packages and leads the work package on policy recommendations.
You will conduct interdisciplinary research contributing to the CYBECO project and assist in the management of the project as well as the coordination of the work package on policy recommendations. You will work on the project independently but in cooperation with at least two others. You are expected to seek connections with other sections/departments when relevant for the project.
Limited contribution to teaching is possible if desired.
Applicants should have the following qualifications:
Conditions of employment
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
Information and application
For more information about this position, please contact Dr. W. Pieters, phone: +31 (0)15-2788989, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 6 March 2017 to Dr. Pieters, email@example.com.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number ATTBM17.003.