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Vac
Zero Knowledge Researcher Nescience
at Vac
2 months ago | 324 views | 1 applications

Zero Knowledge Researcher Nescience

Full-time
Remote
Per year
$81,000 To $93,000

About the company

Vac builds public good protocols for the decentralised web. As an integral part of the Logos collective, Vac comprises R&D Service Units, Incubator Projects, Deep Research, and the RFC (specification) process for Logos projects. We do applied research based on which we build protocols, libraries, and publications. As custodians of these protocols, our aim is to adhere to a set of principles that ensure their alignment with our core values and objectives.

Job Summary

Key responsibilities

📍Research, analyze and design ZK argument systems and architectures for private computation. 📍Write specifications and communicate research findings through write-ups. 📍Analyze and give feedback for zero-knowledge circuits written in Rust. 📍Break down complex problems, and know what can and what can’t be dealt with later. 📍Perform security analysis, measure performance of and debug circuits.

You ideally will have

📍Very strong academic or engineering background (PhD-level or equivalent in industry); relevant research experience. 📍Deep understanding of Zero-Knowledge argument systems and related technologies (Nova, Plonk/Halo2, zk-STARK, zk-SNARK, circom), elliptic curve cryptography, and circuit design. 📍Keen communicator, eager to share your work in a wide variety of contexts, like internal and public presentations, blog posts and academic papers. 📍Experience in, and passion for, blockchain technology 📍A strong alignment to our principles:https://status.im/about/#our-principles

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