IO Global

Research Fellow (Machine Learning and MPC)

April 15, 2022

Anywhere

IO Global is searching for a Research Fellow to conduct high-quality research. The successful candidate will combine well-developed research skills with a passion for collaborating in innovative projects. We want someone who is interested in blockchain technologies, and specifically to conduct research on distributed machine learning and secure multi-party computation (MPC). You will work closely with other research fellows and contribute to the DML & MPC project as well as other projects linked to our various development efforts. Your missionTo do excellent research work on distributed machine learning and secure multi-party computation related to IOG projects. You will have a passion for blockchain technology and a high level of motivation. Your duties will include: Representing IOG at academic and industry conferences and explaining technical information to the public Writing research papers for submission to top-tier conferences and peer-reviewed journals Reviewing pre-prints and manuscripts related to blockchain technology Working independently as well as in groups with other IOG researchers and external collaborators Communicating with development teams, including preparing specifications for protocols and algorithms Participating in weekly research meetings Some international travel and short relocation assignments as required. RequirementsYour expertise A PhD degree in mathematics or computer science with a focus on an area related to blockchain systems, such as cryptography, information security, or distributed systems At least two years’ post-PhD research experience An excellent record of peer-reviewed publication Fundamental understanding of computer programming Familiarity with blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies The motivation to work at a high level of excellence The ability to work well on your own and as part of a team A well-developed understanding of the need for cooperation and collaboration and a willingness to ask for clarification or help when needed An ability to be open and act with integrity when engaging in academic or technical discussions. BenefitsLocationIOG is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position. Due to team distribution we are ideally searching for someone in a European or US time zone. All Colleagues Flexible schedule Remote work - ability to work anywhere Laptop reimbursement New starter package to buy hardware essentials (headphones, monitor, etc) Learning & Development opportunities Competitive PTO and Sick Leave plan US Employees Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits coverage through Anthem with 100% premium cost covered by IO Global for the employee and dependents Health Savings Account Life Insurance UK Employees Monthly Health Stipend to use towards any wellness or medical coverage/service Pension

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