Research Scientist, Digital Currency Initiative

Company: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 26.MAY.2021

Summary

REQUIRED: Ph.D. or J.D. in related field; experience with Bitcoin development and maintenance; experience dealing with confidential informat...

Description

REQUIRED: Ph.D. or J.D. in related field; experience with Bitcoin development and maintenance; experience dealing with confidential information; interest in collaborating with students and researchers and contributing to open-source software projects; ability and interest in communicating with nontechnical stakeholders; ability to work independently and distill requirements from higher-level goals; and willingness to help create an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. PREFERRED: past record of publications. Job #19630

This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension based on the direction of the research and funding.

5/21/21

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Media Lab-Digital Currency Initiative, to join a highly collaborative team of researchers and staff who bring together global experts to take on challenges in cryptocurrency and digital currency design. Responsibilities include building up long-term defenses against potential layer-1 bugs in Bitcoin by, for example, supporting modularization efforts and researching safer programming paradigms and languages; preemptively investigating, monitoring, and strengthening the software against attacks; improving automation, writing new tests and security tools, and decreasing reliance on scarce experts; and researching the long-term economic security of cryptocurrency systems.

The Digital Currency Initiative explores the many issues involved in blockchain, digital currency, and Bitcoin technology.

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