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Element Finance
Principal Economist
over 1 year ago | 1598 views | 2 applications

Principal Economist

Berlin, New York, Remote, San Francisco
Per year
$120,000 To $180,000

About the company

DeFi's fixed rate protocol Element is an open source protocol for fixed and variable yield markets

Job Summary

Position Summary The ideal candidate is an experienced economist with an extensive background in economic research who is also a highly experienced DeFi native. As the Principal Economist at Element, you will drive the direction of the Element Protocol. Your work will be fundamental to ensure that the Element protocol avoids problems that have already been solved in the traditional finance fixed income markets, and improves upon them.


Do fundamental research to improve the design of the AMM, incentive-compatible fees, and token economics. Lead research on new or improved DeFi primitives.


A Ph.D. in Economics with a thesis or research focused on or related to fixed income markets. An understanding of the DeFi ecosystem and a passion for the potential of DeFi to improve the financial markets of the world. Strong enough background to design the mathematics of novel AMMs that improve the efficiency of decentralized exchanges for fixed rate assets. Preferred qualifications:

Previous experience working with DeFi or cryptocurrency protocols on economic design. Work experience in the traditional financial ecosystem, ideally in large institutional investment firms with significant fixed income positions. Understanding of and experience in the process of translating your ideas to code, with the support of engineers.

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