Researcher

Remote /
Mycelium Research – Reputation Foundation /
Remote - Full-Time
Mycelium is a rapidly expanding network that is looking for driven and talented individuals to Reimagine Trust. We are a collective of software engineers, data scientists, economists and creatives, whom are committed to the future of a decentralised web. Our efforts focus on two distinct areas: data and finance. Mycelium is a globally distributed company with offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast and team members in London, Lisbon, Helsinki, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Bangalore, Toronto, Montréal, Dallas, Chicago, Austin and New York.

We are looking for a general purpose researcher to join our team who will be responsible for the exploration and innovation of a wide range of topics, as required by the Reputation team.

This is a very open ended role, with no limitation on the involvement and ownership available for you to take on. As such, there are exceptional opportunities for growth under the guidance of the Mycelium Research team. Areas of research can range from mathematics to philosophy to economics, with specific involvement in: the RepScore function, game theory, governance, reputation, and tokenomics. Further information is available on our careers page here.

This role will largely involve working on the Repscore. The whitepaper and litepaper for the Repscore model can be found here and here. This role will be responsible for developing the model and applying it to new use-cases. If you want the role, come to the interview with a deep understanding of the model and a critique for how it can be improved.

As a decentralised organisation, this role can be based anywhere in the world. See specifics in Requirements. #LI-Remote

Requirements

    • Must be capable and comfortable with extended periods of exploratory research with limited guidance.
    • Must be a highly self-driven person.
    • Must have innate curiosity, and passion for research.
    • Strong ability to quickly learn unfamiliar topics.
    • Strong ability to provide informed and thoughtful advice based upon knowledge gained.
    • Must be comfortable with a dynamic working environment and adapting to changes in the team's research needs.
    • Must have a quantitative background and be able to deeply understand the Repscore model.
Why would you want to work here?

🦾  You will contribute to building something that creates extreme value for DeFi and is on the frontier of new technology

⚙️  You will be solving novel, energising design problems every day

💵  We pay competitive salaries and will allocate equity ownership in the project - we want every employee to have skin in the game and act like a founder

🧠 You will have the opportunity to learn from and work next to other exceptionally intelligent people

🚀  Joining at this stage, you will help us shape:
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦  Our future team culture
 📚 Our research practices
🙋🏻‍♂️  The people that we hire
🖼️  The direction of our branding

🔮  Our company is like no other:
🧑🏼‍🍳  Our chef will provide Breakfast and Dinners (Brisbane office)
🏋🏾‍♀️  We provide an in-house sports scientist available every day and weekly physio sessions (Brisbane Office)
🍻  We have free drinks in the office on a Friday night and our events team regularly schedules special company events (Brisbane office)
💰 Our compensation policy enables exceptional performers to rise up extremely fast




About Mycelium
Mycelium is the network substrate for a host of growth-stage projects, each focusing on unique and challenging problems. Composed predominantly of software engineers, economists and creatives, Mycelium knows the impact of Web3 will be profound and irreversibly change our future. Mycelium built and operate a highly performant Chainlink verified node, created Reputation DAO, an early-stage investment fund Koji Capital, and is engaged by Tracer DAO to build Tracer. Mycelium is committed to reimagining trust in a new era of individualism.

Our Values

Transparency
Our mission is to 'Reimagine Trust'. In order to reimagine trust, one must begin by reimagining transparency. We believe that the future of corporate practice is for entities to become radically transparent.

Innovation
We are innovation maximalists looking to build on the cutting edge of technology with global solutions. Everything about Mycelium - from its products and services to its management of people and workflows - has innovation sewn into it.

Freedom
Freedom is the value which secures the meaningful expression of all others. To operate freely in the world and not jerk to the strings of another is axiomatic. There is no life without freedom, at least not one worth living.

Independence
Freedom is the right to walk in any direction; independence is choosing the right direction. To blaze a trail with an independence of thought and purpose is something that few have the courage to do. To walk independently is the greatest of privileges.

Community
Strong individuals can be great, but strong communities can be greater still. Choosing the right community will determine how fully you abide by these values. Never underestimate the power of a community who shares the same North Star.