Postdoctoral Researcher

New York
Chaincode
Chaincode Labs in New York, NY, is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher in cryptography, networking, distributed systems, security, or related areas of interest. Chaincode's mission is to support and develop Bitcoin and other peer-to-peer decentralized systems. Past research efforts have contributed to faster block relay, more reliable fee estimation, more bandwidth-efficient transaction relay, and more (1, 2). Candidates joining Chaincode should expect to make similarly significant contributions.

This individual will disseminate, both internally and externally, the results of research activities through publications, seminar participation, internal documentation, etc. While the Chaincode team has hosted researchers, the staff is mostly made up of engineers, so applicants should have a proven record of self-direction in determining and executing their research. We aim to combine the skill sets and expertise of engineers and researchers alike to make progress on the variety of challenging problems facing Bitcoin and candidates will be encouraged to publish their findings in top conferences and peer-reviewed journals. 

Chaincode Labs contributes to open-source projects, helps coordinate development efforts across the open-source ecosystem, facilitates training for new engineers, performs original research, and builds implementations of new systems and ideas. We are a well funded and staffed organization and have the resources to write software and provide critical infrastructure support. 

Applicants should currently have, or be in the process of obtaining, a Ph.D. degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment. We will consider term lengths on a case-by-case basis. 


As an industry researcher, applicants can expect competitive compensation, excellent health care benefits, paid time off, retirement savings plans, generous parental leave, and commuter benefits. Our office is beautifully designed and centrally located in Manhattan.

Chaincode Labs is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring process with applicants, whether internal or external, because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class per local, state or federal law.