We are Pollen, a cutting-edge DeFi 2.0 protocol. Nice to meet you! With revolutionary technology and a fresh raise, we are looking for our next rockstar Research Scientist (That’s you!) to join our talented research team. Requirements This isn't an ordinary Research Scientist position. Your expertise is mostly driven by both a hunger to learn and a need to work toward solving important problems. Our research scientists are granted both the freedom to develop their knowledge by working on novel applications, and a responsibility to contribute those skills toward advancing the flagship projects of Pollen. You’ll feel at home working with us if your knowledge and optimism enable you to name a few unusual possible approaches when you’re first presented with a problem that people often consider intractable. Who you are: PhD or MS degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or related field from a top tier university Programming experience and proficiency in one or more of the following: Python, Go, Rust, Solidity, JavaScript, C, C++, Haskell, OCaml, Clojure Experience contributing to research communities and/or efforts, including publishing papers at conferences Excellent written and verbal communication skills Passion for DeFi and building cutting edge technology As a Research Scientist at Pollen, you will: Participate in cutting-edge DeFi 2.0 protocol design Develop novel systems and protocols; study and learn from existing ones. Work with the development team on turning the research into implementations. Quantify performance, security, and other properties of existing and proposed systems; suggest improvements based on the data. Bonus Points You have a record of demonstrating state-of-the-art innovation in distributed systems with a proven publication record or project history. Potentially including but not limited to distributed data structures, consensus protocols, peer-to-peer connectivity, distributed execution, distributed file systems, novel network architectures or protocols You’ve demonstrated the ability to design and execute on research agenda. You have experience setting up or managing research collaborations or contractors. Who we are: Pollen is at the forefront of a revolution to deliver truly decentralized indices to DeFi (like for real). It’s time we break free from transposed CeFi models! Pollen is one of the most exciting projects in the blockchain ecosystem, and we fundamentally believe that blockchain is the new generation of technology and that it lays a foundation for a more just and equitable society and a true path forward for the 99%. You too, can be a part of building the new digital economy and help us transform society for the better. They all say it. We mean it. Benefits Generous benefits package, remote and flexible working hours