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Part-Time Non-student Research Assistant – Auditing Blockchain and Cryptographic Protocols


Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering

Brief Description of Duties and Expertise

The ideal candidate is expected to analyze real world systems that utilize cryptography, at both the protocol level and the implementation level. Upon mutual acceptance, the candidate will work alongside a Montreal-based auditing firm to assist on risk assessment in cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and decentralized finance. Knowledge of verifiable voting is an asset. The responsibilities include attending regular research meetings and writing research articles.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Information Systems Engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience with software development (eg. Solidity, Rust, Go, Python, web.js)
  • Knowledgable in cryptography and blockchain protocols
  • Strong research capabilities
  • Preference for a track record of peer-reviewed research

Principal Investigator

Dr. Jeremy Clark, PhD, Associate Professor

Salary Information

$35.00 - $45.00 per hour, 20 hours per week

Start date

November 14, 2022

End date

August 31, 2023

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae by following the instructions on this website (specify “paid research assistant”)

This posting will remain active until the successful applicant is selected. We thank all the applicants, but only the selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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