Research Scientist (Protocol Design)

Alchemy | Web3 development made easy

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One magic line of code supercharges your development with the world’s most powerful blockchain developer platform, relied upon by the majority of the world's top blockchain apps.

Overview

San Francisco, CA, USA

Job Description

Our mission is to bring blockchain to a billion people. The Alchemy Platform is a world class developer platform designed to make building on the blockchain easy. We’ve built leading infrastructure in the space, powering over $45 billion in transactions for tens of millions of users in 99% of countries worldwide.
The Alchemy team draws from decades of deep expertise in massively scalable infrastructure, AI, and blockchain from leadership roles at leading companies and universities like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Stanford, and MIT.
Alchemy recently raised a Series C led by a16z at a $3.5B valuation, having previously raised from Coatue, Addition, Stanford University, Coinbase, the Chairman of Google, Charles Schwab, and the founders and executives of leading organizations.
Alchemy powers the top blockchain companies globally and has been featured in TechCrunchForbesBloomberg, and elsewhere.
The Role
Alchemy is integrating distributed protocols into our developer platform. As our first research scientist, you will be guiding the design and integration of protocols by solving problems related to incentive mechanisms, liquidity, pricing, governance, and network mechanics in the context of a decentralized ecosystem. You will work with a core team of engineers to architect and build protocols on Ethereum, and fine-tune their parameters as protocols mature.

Responsibilities

    • Research and develop incentive systems and rules that encourage participation and foster long-term stability and growth of protocols
    • Model and simulate the dynamics of systems and protocol designs under various conditions
    • Study and optimize existing service protocols
    • Work with product and engineering on research implementation
    • Collaborate with other researchers in the space
    • Contribute to white papers and other publications to introduce our protocol and present our research

What We’re Looking For

    • Expertise (PhD or relevant experience) in computer science, economics, network science, mathematics, statistics, or a related field with relevant research experience
    • Strong knowledge of blockchain technology and cryptoeconomic protocols
    • Experience in contributing to research communities and/or efforts, including publications in relevant journals or conferences
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
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