Temporary employment
Ypenburg, Den Haag
Master (EQF 7)
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We offer the opportunity to put state of the art techniques into practice within the field of digital forensics at the Netherlands Forensic Institute. The department of Digital and Biometric Traces investigates seized data carriers such as mobile phones, tablets and hard drives for digital artifacts to contribute to criminal investigations of Dutch law enforcement. Your task will be to contribute to our cybercrime related investigations by researching and developing new methods for interpreting and analysing digital artifacts.

You will be working in a team with highly dedicated scientific researchers who like to challenge themselves to find anything that might bring a criminal investigation closer to the facts. We are therefore looking for someone who gets inspired by technical scientific research within the field of cybercrime, to be put into practice in our digital forensic investigations, someone who is capable of writing down and presenting the facts of his/her findings. If this fits your profile, we will offer an inspirational work environment with like-minded researchers who contribute by applying their knowledge in research into current (international) criminal cases.



  • You have a university degree or an equivalent experience level in computer science, cybersecurity or other relevant technical discipline.
  • You have knowledge of hacking methods, operating systems, file systems, networks and the internet.
  • You have an affinity with digital (forensic) research.
  • You have experience with software development and some of the following languages: Java, Python, JavaScript, C, C++ and/or C#.
  • You preferably have (one or more) security related certifications.
  • You can independently give substance and direction to your research, but you consult carefully with your colleagues.
  • You are a team player and are energized by collaboration and like to take initiative.
  • You speak and write excellent Dutch and English.
  • You have an affinity with the work in the field of justice and examination.



Salaris­niveau: schaal 10, schaal 11
Salaris­omschrijving: A temporary 8% allowance on top of the monthly salary is applicable because of tight labour market conditions.
Maand­salaris: Min €2.756 – Max. €5.039 (bruto)
Dienst­verband: Arbeidsovereenkomst voor bepaalde tijd met uitzicht op onbepaalde tijd
Contract­duur: 1 jaar / year
Maximaal aantal uren per week: 36


Overige arbeidsvoorwaarden

In addition to the salary, you receive a so-called individual choice budget (ICB). The ICB consists of funds (16.37% of your gross annual salary) and time. You can use the ICB to make the choices that suit your preferences and you can decide on some of your employment conditions yourself. For example, you can opt to have part of your monthly income paid out at a date of your choosing. You can also convert this budget into leave — and the other way round — or spend it on tax-friendly causes. The Government of the Netherlands strongly values personal growth and career development and offers numerous opportunities to achieve this. The fringe benefits include various study facilities, company fitness training, full reimbursement of your costs of commuting by public transport, and partially paid parental leave.




Interested? Once you have responded via the application button, you can upload your motivation letter and CV as a Word or PDF file. We would also like to invite you to tell us something about yourself in your motivation letter.

  • The verification of the integrity of our new colleagues is very important to the Netherlands Forensic Institute. For this position, a security investigation B is carried out by at the General Intelligence and Security Service. A non-disclosure agreement is also part of the application process.
  • An assessment (psychological and skills test) can be part of the application process, we might request references or use an (online) screening.
  • No rights can be derived from the text of this vacancy.
  • No agencies please.
  • The measures surrounding the COVID-19 crisis also affect the application procedure, which may cause it to be delayed. Where possible, we will provide alternative formats for the interviews.
  • During your work, you will wear personal protective equipment for your own safety, but also to prevent contamination of the objects to be examined.


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.