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Decentralized Systems Researcher (Remote)

=nil; Foundation

=nil; Foundation

Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023
=nil; Foundation is a pioneer in zero-knowledge technology, dedicated to making zkProofs and trustless data management accessible for developers. Our solutions facilitate scalable trustless computing and data access, organized in one flexible toolchain secured by Ethereum.

As a Decentralized Systems Researcher on =nil; Protocol Team, you will participate in protocol design and analysis. Your responsibilities will encompass designing scaling and data transfer protocols, analyzing our partners' solutions, and integrating them into our pipeline. An exemplary product stemming from our efforts is the Mina -> Ethereum zero-knowledge bridge that allows the transfer of data and assets from the Mina Network to the Ethereum side.


- Designing decentralized protocols.
- Proof of Concept (PoC) implementation of the designed protocols.
- Academic writing.
- Analyzing existing solutions.
- Cooperating with =nil;'s internal teams.


- Familiarity with decentralized ledgers and related topics.
- Basic familiarity with cryptographic algorithms and primitives (digital signatures, hash functions, asymmetric encryption, commitment schemes).
- Basic software development skills.
- PhD student or PhD in a cryptography-related or distributed systems-related field.
- Proficiency in English.

Will be a plus

Publications on cryptography protocols or decentralized protocols topics.


Apply to discuss your benefit package, including health insurance, language courses, relocation support, or other care the company may provide.

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