IOTA Foundation

Position Title: (Senior) Research Scientist
Position Type: Government or industry
Position Location: REMOTE, Berlin 10405, Germany [map]
Subject Areas: Probability Theory, Cryptography, Graph algorithms, Computer Science
Application Deadline: 2021/05/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/04/27, listed until 2021/05/31)
Position Description:    

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The IOTA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 2017 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The Foundation’s mission is to drive the development and standardization of new distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) that enable permissionless innovation ecosystems. To realize this potential the IOTA Foundation is actively building a collaborative of developers, start-ups, private enterprises, and government, civil society and academic institutions.

Concretely, we engage in engineering, research and community organizing efforts around the IOTA Tangle – a new generation of DLT specifically designed to be the open and free trust layer for the Internet-of-Things (IoT).


As a (Senior) Research Scientist you will help to deliver IOTA’s vision by conducting independent research, collaborating with other researchers and engineers, and clearly communicating research results. You would be one of IOTA’s links to academia, by communicating IOTA’s challenges to academics and applying theoretical academic research to IOTA’s technology.


- Start and conduct IOTA research projects, from start to finish, both individually and within a team - Publish articles in top journals with other researchers - Understand and follow IOTA and DLT related research projects - Manage collaborations with researchers and students in academia - Evaluate both internal and external research - Produce high quality written reports - Serve as an adviser on Engineering projects, ensuring theoretical soundness and providing oversight - Represent IOTA in conferences, community events, and online - Learn and be receptive to new ideas and feedback


Your personality

- You exhibit excellent interpersonal skills - You have an academic mindset - You consider yourself inquisitive and creative - You are independent, self-driven, and have the initiative to begin new projects

Your expertise

- PhD. in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field. Postdoctoral experience is preferred - Conducted research in a DLT related field such as Distributed Systems, Networking, Cryptography, Graph Algorithms, or Probability Theory - 1-3 years of experience in a high-level programming language (Python/Java/C#/Ruby/MATLAB). Must be able to program scientific simulations and analyze their results. Individuals with Go or Rust experience are particularly encouraged to apply - Has excellent publications in top journals - High level of fluency in spoken and written English

Please include a CV and a short cover letter summarizing your research profile in your application.

What we offer

- A position bridging industry and academia - Work with the brightest minds of the industry - An opportunity to make a true difference with new and exciting technologies - A flexible and remote work environment with a flat hierarchy - Potential travel opportunities - Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback

The IOTA Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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