Digital Forensic Researcher Mobile App Reverse Engineering

Ministry of Justice and Security, Netherlands Forensic Institute

  • Stand­plaats Den Haag, Ypenburg
  • Contractduur 1 jaar met mogelijkheid tot verlenging
  • Uren per week 36
  • Maand­salaris €2.811 - €4.519
  • Salaris­niveau schaal 10
  • Niveau Master/doctoraal
  • Vakgebied ICT, Onderzoek / wetenschap
  • Reageren voor 8 december Nog 7 dagen
  • Vacaturenummer 39-2021
  • Plaatsingsdatum 10 november 2021
  • Dienst­verband Arbeidsovereenkomst voor bepaalde tijd


Immerse yourself in research projects targeting the bypassing of security at various levels, from low-level hardware, firmware, to high-level crypto algorithms. In addition, contribute to law enforcement in the Netherlands. You will only find that unique combination at the Netherlands Forensic Institute, where you get to work as a digital forensic researcher and examiner.
As a digital expert in the field of mobile device hacking, you will strengthen the Digital Technology team. Your challenge? Reverse engineer the working and security of user applications in mobile consumer devices. Develop a method on a reference device for application on confiscated devices in order to transform data into readable information.

You will collaborate with experts of the Digital Technology team that are proficient in (reverse) engineering, crypto, and data-analysis. You will support the development of forensic data recovery, decoding and interpretation methods with your app-reversing skills. On the other hand, you will familiarise yourself in reversing-concepts developed by others and adjust these for usage in forensic cases.

Obtaining access of secured mobile devices is a multidisciplinary problem that includes other fields of expertise such as chip-off, silicon analysis, exploit development, FPGA-engineering and cryptography. This is why you will include your colleagues in the team Digital Technology and their international partners whenever necessary. Besides this, you can shape and focus your research solitarily. You must be able to work well individually, but you don’t hesitate to ask for help when needed and have a pragmatic attitude.

Meer over jouw toekomstige afdeling

The Digital and Biometric Traces (DBS) division is mainly engaged in forensic research within automated systems. Many types of software and hardware are reviewed here. The results of our examinations play an important role in the detection and prosecution of crimes. DBS not only works for the police and the Ministry of Justice and Security, but also for the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, the Fiscal Investigation Services and a variety of international clients.

Team Digital Technology
The Digital Technology team focuses on securing, extracting and copying data from protected devices and decoding undocumented file formats. This concerns, for example, research into PCs, telephones, navigation systems, cars or cranes. The team is very successful in achieving this, and has built an excellent reputation within the global digital forensic world. Problem-driven research and development, and complex case examination form the core of our work. We develop and automate innovative solutions, which we transfer to partners in the criminal justice chain.

Ministry of Justice and Security, Netherlands Forensic Institute

Working for the national government means contributing to a better Netherlands. And therefore also a safe and just society for everyone. Justice and Security defends and protects the rule of law. From policy to implementation. The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) is an agency of the Ministry of Justice and Security and provides high-quality forensic services using state-of-the-art technology and science.

Driven NFI professionals jointly focus on the timely delivery of comprehensible, objective and if necessary multidisciplinary forensic analyses, in more than thirty research areas such as DNA, pathology and toxicology, but also digital technology and weapons, for example. The results play an important role in investigation, prosecution and litigation. In all cases, the NFI is concerned with matters that have a direct impact on daily life. That is what makes working for the NFI so special. Because justice affects people.


Voor meer informatie over deze vacature:

Frank van der Neut, Scientific Researcher


Voor meer informatie over de sollicitatieprocedure:

Rocco van Hunsel, HR Adviser


Klaas Deves, Teammanager Digital Technology



Digitaal solliciteren

Het Rijk hecht waarde aan een diverse en inclusieve organisatie. Werken in divers samengestelde teams maakt ons effectiever, innovatiever en het werk leuker. Eenieder wordt daarom uitgenodigd te solliciteren.

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