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Postdoctoral Researcher - Cryptography

Full Time

Chaincode Labs

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Chaincode Labs is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with a passion for ensuring privacy and security within Bitcoin and related technologies.  

Chaincode Labs is an NYC research and development center focused on open-source contributions, original research, training new engineers, and building implementations of new systems and ideas. Past research efforts have contributed to faster block relay, more reliable fee estimation, more bandwidth-efficient transaction relay, and more (1, 2). Candidates joining Chaincode should expect to make similarly significant contributions.

The person in this role will be expected to focus their research on applied cryptography and their applications in relation to the variety of challenges facing Bitcoin. This individual will disseminate, both internally and externally, the results of research activities through publications, seminar participation, internal documentation, etc. They will be encouraged to publish their findings in top conferences and peer-reviewed journals.  

We are a well funded and staffed organization and have the resources to write software and provide critical infrastructure support.


  • Currently holds or is in the process of obtaining a Ph.D in cryptography or related areas of interest.
  • Proven record of self-direction in determining and executing research.
  • A willingness and eagerness to collaborate with engineers  

We will consider term lengths on a case-by-case basis.

As an industry researcher, applicants can expect

  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent health care benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement savings plans, generous parental leave, and commuter benefits
  • A beautifully designed workspace centrally located in Manhattan

Chaincode Labs is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring process with applicants, whether internal or external, because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class per local, state or federal law.


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