Posted 2 months ago

Remote Position → Preference will be given to applicants located in Asia. Other locations considered.

Who we are

We are a cutting-edge remote-first Web3 company based in Singapore, with teams across the Americas, Europe and Asia, dedicated to designing and building decentralised economies of the future. At Economics Design, our mission is to create innovative economic systems that serve all participants fairly and promote widespread prosperity. As we continue to grow and expand, we are seeking several highly motivated, creative, and driven individuals to join our team and contribute to our vision.

Our vibrant culturally diverse and geographically dispersed team are outcome focused and feed our passion and enthusiasm into every interaction we have. You’ll enjoy a remote-first, async-first culture and collaborative working environment. Giving you the flexibility to manage your own work/life balance, time and energy – including unlimited paid time off.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for a talented individual who is passionate about discovering new knowledge. Do you get a thrill out of seeking to unravel the unknown, solve complex problems, and contribute to the broader understanding of a particular field?

As our Foreign Researcher/Scientist, you’ll partner with our Lead Economist to create groundbreaking thought-leadership pieces. You will lead a team of researchers in conducting comprehensive studies, developing frameworks, and analyzing data to create an economic framework for identifying risks in token economies within the Web3 industry. This is a project-based contractual position with the goal of pushing forward our research efforts and driving innovation within our organization. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in economics, a keen interest in Web3 technologies, and a deep understanding of blockchain fundamentals.

This is an incredible opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the future of the world we live in. Sound interesting and we’ve got your attention? Read on…

What you’ll focus on

  • You’ll lead a team of researchers in conducting thorough literature reviews, creating frameworks, writing articles, and conducting data analytics in the field of Web3 Economics.
  • Apply economic principles to the Web3 ecosystem and contribute expertise and best practices in understanding the economic dynamics of decentralized finance (DeFi), infrastructure, stable coins, and other relevant areas.
  • Mentor and guide junior researchers, providing support and knowledge transfer to enhance their research capabilities.
  • Conduct and lead research on multiple topics within the Web3 industry, identifying and addressing economic risks associated with token economies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including economists, developers, and product managers, to provide economic insights and contribute to the design and development of Web3 products and services.
  • Stay up to date with the latest research, industry trends, and regulatory developments in Web3 and blockchain economics, continuously expanding knowledge and expertise in the field.
  • Present research findings, frameworks, and recommendations to internal stakeholders and external audiences, such as conferences or academic publications.
  • Contribute to the development of research methodologies and innovative approaches to advance the understanding of Web3 economics.

About you

  • Strong economics background with a postgraduate degree in Economics, preferably a PhD, with particular interest focused on risks related to Web3, blockchain, or decentralized systems.
  • Solid understanding of Web3 technologies, including DeFi, infrastructure, and stable coins, and the ability to apply economic principles to analyze their impact and risks.
  • Proficiency in the use of statistical software for data analysis and modelling.
  • Experience researching macro and microeconomic risk policy is a plus.
  • In tune with and actively expands your soft skills, with a focus on communication and self awareness
  • Experience in and enjoys working remotely with a geographically dispersed and culturally diverse team
  • Understanding of Remote-first, asynchronous collaboration approaches
  • Experience using remote work tools such as Notion, Discord, and Google Suite for collaboration, communication, and project management
  • Excellent command of English, both written and verbal, enabling effective communication of complex economic concepts and research findings.
  • Previous publication experience in reputable journals or conferences is preferred
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to lead a team, delegate tasks, and foster a collaborative research environment.
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple research projects simultaneously.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, while also being a team player and contributing to a collaborative work environment.

Other Details

  • This is a project-based contractual position with research activities until the end of September or October 2024.
  • The primary goal is to develop an economic framework for identifying risks related to token economies within the Web3 industry.
  • These positions are newly created to strengthen our research efforts and drive innovation within our organization.
  • Based on performance and mutual interest, there is a possibility of a full-time job opportunity at the end of the engagement.

Please note that the specific responsibilities and qualifications may be adjusted based on the needs of the project and organisation.

How to apply

Does this position sound like a good fit and gets you excited?

Please apply below by Friday 1st March 2024, including your latest CV.

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