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Position: Head of Research
Institution: Web3 Foundation
Department: Research & Technology
Location: Zug, Switzerland
Duties: Set the research agenda in alignment with development collaborators; Ensure alignment and productivity of the research team members; Keep an overview of research topics and participate in research when needed; Initiate and manage research collaborations; Manage composition of the research team including identifying hiring needs; Coordinate efforts to deliver high quality research papers along with good internal documentation; Represent the Web3 Foundation at conferences and share technical information with the community
Requirements: Postdoc or professor level experience in Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent background; Experience contributing to research communities that require mathematical rigor, preferably including proofs of security and correctness; Experience designing cryptographic protocols or distributed algorithms; Excellent written and verbal communication skills
   
Text: Web 3.0 Technologies Foundation Privacy Policy Job Openings Head of Research Research & Technology - Zug, Zug Apply for this Job Department Research & Technology Employment Type Full-Time Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor Looking for scientists with a deep understanding of decentralised technologies and an ambition to lead a high performance research team. Head of Research The Web3 Foundation nurtures and stewards technologies and applications for a privacy preserving and decentralised web. We work on a range of cryptographic and consensus protocols that have emerged as crucial building blocks of decentralized systems in general, and the Web3 ecosystem in particular. We are the opposite of a big data company. Our core project at the moment is Polkadot, a protocol designed to connect blockchains and allow them to interoperate, share security, and more. In addition to that, we support the development of a number of technologies that form the Web 3.0 tech stack such as privacy technologies, decentralized messaging, and distributed storage or secret management. We conduct cutting-edge research that is both theoretically exciting and expected to have a dramatic real world impact by helping to replace centralised infrastructure. To help realise this goal we work closely with academics and development teams to design and then deploy world-class components of large-scale distributed systems. We explore a remarkable array of research topics within our mandate to steward distributed technologies, including: Cryptographic protocols Consensus algorithms Game theory and mechanism design Economics Censorship resistance Privacy technologies Our diverse cryptographic research topics include: Advanced signature schemes Distributed random number generation Zero-knowledge proofs and their optimisations Multiparty computation Responsibilities Set the research agenda in alignment with development collaborators Ensure alignment and productivity of the research team members Keep an overview of research topics and participate in research when needed Initiate and manage research collaborations Manage composition of the research team including identifying hiring needs Coordinate efforts to deliver high quality research papers along with good internal documentation Represent the Web3 Foundation at conferences and share technical information with the community Requirements Postdoc or professor level experience in Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science, or a related field, or equivalent background Experience contributing to research communities that require mathematical rigor, preferably including proofs of security and correctness Experience designing cryptographic protocols or distributed algorithms Excellent written and verbal communication skills A plus Demonstrated innovation in cryptography or distributed algorithms Experience with blockchain technology Experience mentoring, creating technical documentation or blog posts Experience and proficiency in programming, especially in Rust or related languages, e.g. C, C++, OCaml, Haskell, or JavaScript Demonstrated ability to set and execute a research agenda Experience developing research collaborations and managing contractors Benefits Competitive compensation and travel opportunities Regular research retreats at unique locations around Europe Opportunity to work on a diverse team of varied professional 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