You want to understand how things are connected and make a fundamental impact? We offer an environment where you can realize your full potential.
At one of Europe's largest and most modern business and economics universities. On a campus where quality of work is also quality of life.
We are looking for support at the
Institute for Cognition & Behavior
Part-time, 30 hours / week
Starting April 01, 2022, and ending after 6 years
The position is part of the newly found Institute for Cognition and Behavior headed by Prof. Susann Fiedler and Dr. Margeret Hall.
The work program focuses on measuring gullibility and developing interventions to support healthy skepticism using mixed-methods including : social data science, surveys, explainable machine learning, and experiments.
What to expect
This prae-doc position, at the intersection of cyberpsychology and cybersecurity, investigates promoting healthy skepticism on the internet.
Nearly four decades after its widespread introduction it is clear that even as the internet has grown more participatory, poor outcomes continue to plague susceptible users.
Susceptibility continues to reverberate even though phishing, malware, and identity theft are long-standing attributes of the consumer internet.
User behaviour in the form of deception blindness, insensitivity to untrustworthiness cues, and taking costly risks by using low(er) veracity sources is the clear link and focus of this research programme. You can expect :
g., phishing, malware, misinformation)
What you have to offer
informatics) that qualifies you for enrollment in a doctoral program at WU
What we offer you
The minimum monthly gross salary amounts to EUR2,293.95, this salary may be adjusted based on job-related prior work experience.
Do you want to join the WU team?
Then please submit your application by March 02, 2022 (ID 1260).
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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Exceptions apply if vaccination is not possible for medical reasons, which must be documented and confirmed by a medical specialist.
For individuals vaccinated with vaccines not authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), proof of vaccination must be provided in the form of proof of neutralizing antibodies not older than 90 days.
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