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IDEAS NCBR Sp. z o.o. is a research and development centre operating in the field of artificial intelligence and digital economy, whose mission is to support the development of these technologies in Poland by creating a platform that connects the academic and business environments.

IDEAS NCBR Sp. z o.o. is a part of the National Center for Research and Development (NCBR Group).

 

POST DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a person for the position of the Research Team Leader dealing with formal modeling and proving the security of cryptographic protocols used in blockchain technology. This work will be carried out in cooperation with the cryptography and blockchain laboratory headed by prof. Stefan Dziembowski at the University of Warsaw.

You will have the possibility to:

  • work on very interesting scientific projects and implementing the obtained results in practice,
  • have a frequent interaction with Prof. S. Dziembowski’s scientific team implementing ERC (European Research Council) and NSC (National Science Centre) projects,
  • co-create a scientific team.

SELECTION CRITERIA

We are looking for the Candidates with:

  • very good knowledge of at least one of the following theorem proving systems: Coq, Easycrypt, Why3 and Isabelle/HOL,
  • PhD in computer science/mathematics or comparable professional experience,
  • significant experience in communicating scientific results in English both orally and in writing,
  • ability to understand scientific papers in English,
  • experience in working in an international scientific environment.

For this challenging position the Candidate should have:

  • scientific achievements in the field of automated theorem proving documented by publications,
  • knowledge of scientific aspects of cryptography and blockchain technology.

The ideal candidate will be involved in teaching at least 60 hours a year.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

For this position IDEAS NCBR offers:

  • form of employment: work contract,
  • remuneration: PLN 15 000 gross,
  • the Innovation Bonus – a share in the benefits of future commercialization of the results of a Research Project, constituting an additional remuneration in relation to the basic remuneration. The Innovation Bonus, depending on the adopted model of commercialization of the results of the Research Project, may take the form of:
    • the right to participate in our income from their commercialization (in particular in the form of a license or disposal of intellectual property rights), or
    • the right of acquisition of shares or stocks in a spin-out company commercializing such solutions.
  • work tools: mobile phone, laptop,
  • non-wage compensation.

LIST OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

To consider your application, please submit:

  • CV with the list of publications,
  • motivation letter - a summary of professional accomplishments, including the description of research interests, 
  • a copy of the diploma/diplomas confirming education.

At the next stage of the recruitment process we will ask to provide a research project description prepared accordingly to our guideline; the guideline is available at this link.

Further we will ask also to send us the contact details (name, email address, telephone no.) to three persons who would be keen to provide a reference.

APPLICATION

The set of required documents should be sent electronically using the “Apply online” button.

Please be informed that only candidate applications sent with above listed documents will be analyzed.