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Cryptography Researcher
Nillion is a Web3 infrastructure project based on a novel cryptographic innovation called NMC. This new technology enables decentralized data storage and computation

As a Cryptography Researcher at Nillion, you will research, design, and define cryptographic protocols within the larger framework of distributed systems, formally proving their security. You will be responsible for conducting groundbreaking research that will lead to commercially viable and reliable products by analyzing, proposing, and validating cryptography solutions within a decentralized computing environment


  • 5+ years of academic research experience in cryptography
  • Qualified to a PhD or Postdoc degree in cryptography
  • Several international scientific publications
  • Deep understanding of MPC
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Extensive experience working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Have highly effective communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to understand, formally describe and prove mathematical concepts in writing
  • The ability to write formal security proofs in the UC framework Publications in the domain of MPC, ZKP or FHE


  • Developing new protocols and their security proofs
  • Creating variants of existing protocols (synchronous/asynchronous, computational/ITS, passive/active, static/mobile adversaries, boolean/arithmetic, etc.)
  • Verifying existing Nillion protocols and their security proofs
  • Proof-reading existing written material (e.g. technical whitepaper)
  • Writing new security proofs for existing Nillion protocols
  • Optimizing existing protocols for performance Giving internal presentations for educational purposes Participating in brainstorming sessions for new ideas

Contact: James Williams (
Last updated: 2023-12-04 posted on 2023-12-01