Research Scientist

Permanent employee, Full-time · Switzerland, Ireland or UK

Who we are:
The Cardano Foundation is the independent, non-profit organization responsible for stewarding the advancement of the public, permissionless blockchain platform Cardano. Our mission is to establish the Cardano blockchain as the future financial and social system of the world for generations to come, driving adoption and facilitating development of the protocol. We aim to de-risk decentralization for regulators and organizations, while also giving the Cardano community the necessary tools and support to leverage the Cardano protocol to solve real world problems.
Based in Switzerland, the Foundation works to facilitate the use of Cardano in mission critical applications across a wide range of industries and markets, anchoring use cases in the off-line world and encouraging active on-chain participation and governance.
What you’ll be doing:
We are looking for a researcher with a PhD or MSc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering or Mathematics with a strong research record in information technology or computer/electrical engineering. The ideal candidate will be someone who is passionate about blockchain and cryptocurrency and wants to provide high quality research on blockchain technology. Please list your publications in your resume.

  • Identifying gaps in Cardano blockchain technology. 

  • Crafting and proposing novel, scientifically rigorous research ideas. 

  • Researching and evaluating possible solutions.  

  • Initiatinging, executinging and managing validations for new and established methods.

  • Inspecting authoritative publications to discern understudied topics.

  • Spearheading data collection and concomitant interpretation.

  • Conducting in-house research presentations.

  • Publishing your findings in pertinent highly-regarded academic journals.

What we look for in you:
  • Experience researching technical subjects in information technology (IT) or computer-related topics

  • Passionate about cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies specially Cardano blockchain

  • Familiar with blockchain technology

  • Receipt of a pertinent master's degree.

  • Possession of an applicable doctorate is suggested.

  • Completion of a postdoctoral course is highly advantageous.

  • Existing publications in authoritative outlets.

  • Polished data analysis techniques.

  • Passionate about gainful collaboration.

Nice to have:
Fresh PhD graduates, in the process of PhD graduation or Postdoctoral researchers are welcome to apply.
About us

Cardano Foundation has incredible employees from over 24 nationalities, across 3 continents which you will work collegiately to grow the Foundation. 

Here at Cardano Foundation’s we are transparent, inclusive, passionate and innovative. As such our mission is to have a positive impact on global change and breed a harmonious working environment for our employees to flourish. 


  • Our employees have the flexibility and freedom to work from home with flexible working hours. 
  • All Cardano Foundation employees will have access to a personal annual learning budget dedicated to personal professional and personal development. 
  • A day a year is dedicated to a departmental team activity fun day out. 
  • Cardano Foundation gives the opportunity to its employees to dedicate a volunteering day to help the greater community or to be an expert in your field of work within the blockchain community. 
  • Employees are given additional day off for their birthday. 
  • Cardano Foundation also rewards days off as per established work anniversaries milestones.

Cardano Foundation strives to provide a diverse, inclusive and welcoming working environment. We are committed being a discrimination free organisation - including discrimination free space with regards to age, religion, race, nationality/ethnic origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Applications from Recruitment Agencies
Cardano Foundation does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Unsolicited applications will be treated as direct application regardless of the channel through which we receive them. Please get in touch with our Talent Acquisition Team at to discuss recruitment services and do not contact Cardano Foundation employees directly.
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