IDEAS NCBR

PostDoc Cryptography/Blockchain

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IDEAS NCBR Sp. z o.o. is a research and development centre operating in the field of artificial intelligence and digital economy, whose mission is to support the development of these technologies in Poland by creating a platform that connects the academic and business environments.

IDEAS NCBR Sp. z o.o. is a part of the National Center for Research and Development (NCBR Group). 

We are currently looking for team members to join a research group led by Prof. Stefan Dziembowski, whose research focuses on theoretical and applied cryptography, particularly related to physical attacks on cryptographic devices and blockchain technology. Our teams focus not only on scientific development but also on the possibility of the practical application of the created solutions in business and the economy. We create innovations that will soon be implemented, allowing you to see the real effects of your work. If you have similar ambitions, are looking for scientific challenges and want to prove yourself in actual market conditions, we invite you to apply.

DESCRIPTION OF YOUR FUTURE RESPONSIBILITIES:

You will carry out research and development work related to issues such as:

  • developing blockchain technology and decentralised finance (DeFi),
  • work on smart contract systems on blockchain,
  • formal verification of the security of blockchain-based protocols,
  • other related scientific issues.

Your work will be research-focused with minimal teaching responsibilities:

  • teaching a minimum of 60 hours per year.

THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • educational background: PhD in Science, preferred majors: computer Science, or Mathematics or other science majors with experience in working with blockchain,
  • experience working on cryptocurrencies and blockchain,
  • experience with automatic verification systems,
  • English language skills at an advanced level,
  • very good programming skills,
  • knowledge of working with software: Python or be R, JIRA, Confluence.
  • a proactive approach to solving scientific problems and issues,
  • strong analytical and critical thinking skills,
  • ability to work in a team.

We would be pleased to see in your application:

  • references with min. 1 contact to people, who can recommend you.

WE OFFER:

  • stable employment based on a fixed-term contract (2 years) with the possibility of its extension for another 9 months,
  • working with high-level scientific staff in an international environment;
  • flexible working hours in a hybrid system;
  • private medical care;
  • participation in the Medicover Benefits program and co-financing tickets for cultural events;
  • real influence on the creation of the company's structure and culture;
  • remuneration: PLN 12,500 gross;
  • an innovation bonus in the form of a share in the benefits from the future commercialisation of the research project results as additional remuneration. The bonus, depending on the model adopted for the commercialisation of the results of the research project, may take the form of:
    • entitlement to a share of IDEAS NCR's income from the commercialisation of the results of the work (in particular in the form of licences or disposal of intellectual property rights) or,
    • entitlement to subscribe for shares or stocks in a spin-out company commercialising such solutions,
  • participation in scientific research on artificial intelligence/cryptocurrencies both in Poland and for international projects,
  • specialised training or field schools,
  • tools necessary for work: mobile phone, laptop etc.

PLEASE ATTACH THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS WHEN APPLYING:

  • CV with the list of publications and description of the scientific achievements,
  • motivation letter - a summary of professional accomplishments, including the description of research interests, achievements, research goals,
  • copy of the diploma/diplomas confirming education.

At the next stage of the recruitment process we will ask to provide a research project description prepared accordingly to our guideline; the guideline is available at this link.

Further we will ask also to send us the contact details (name, email address, telephone no.) to one person who would be keen to provide a reference.

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