The University of Nicosia Blockchain Initiative invites applications for two post-doctoral seats funded by trade.io on advanced research in Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).
Specifically, trade.io will be supporting post-doctoral research at the University of Nicosia in the areas:
- Distributed Ledger Technology, with a specific focus on side-chains and cross-chain interoperability, and
- Smart token corporate governance best practices and implementation.
trade.io is building a blockchain-based trading platform for cryptocurrency and traditional financial assets. More information about trade.io can be found at www.trade.io.
The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is the leading comprehensive universities in southern Europe with over 12,000 students. UNIC is, by most measures, the top university globally in the digital currency and blockchain fields. The University has long considered blockchain technology to be a fundamental technological breakthrough with significant financial and societal implications and selected it as one of its three interdisciplinary priorities across all schools and departments. The objective is to help students, businesses and governments develop a holistic view of the technical, business, legal and societal implications of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies and use them to help build a better future.
UNIC has constantly broken new ground in academia, being the first university in the world to:
- Teach a university-level course on cryptocurrency (since January 2014) in the form of an online free MOOC (Introduction to Digital Currencies).
- Launch an accredited academic degree program taught online in English (MSc in Digital Currency, March 2014).
- Accept Bitcoin for tuition for any degree program at the university (since October 2013).
- Issue academic certificates onto the Bitcoin blockchain (since September 2014)
This leading role in academia has been recognized by blockchain industry publications by evaluating UNIC at the top among universities involved in the field (CoinDesk, #1, 2016; Merkle #1, 2017). Today, UNIC, through its School of Business, School of Sciences and its Institute For the Future (IFF) employs the largest team in the academic world working on cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, with over 35 faculty, industry experts, administrative staff and guest lecturers.
UNIC provides corporate and professional training to a variety of financial and business organizations and is the key academic partner of the Association of Financial Professionals on blockchains. UNIC is also actively involved in the academic blockchain ecosystem via its Blockchain Research Center with several collaborations worldwide. Furthermore, it is active in the broader blockchain ecosystem by organizing summits such as DECENTRALIZED 2017, leading or participating in panels at major conferences, such as Consensus 2017 and ASU/GSV 2017, and playing a major role in advancing the field.
Call for Two Post-Doctoral Seats
Candidates should hold a Doctorate degree (all backgrounds will be considered, with preference in Computer Science & Information Systems). Programming skills, ideally blockchain-related, are essential for both seats.
Compensation will depend on qualifications and experience and may include further academic development.
Applicants should submit the following items (in electronic form) through UNIC’s online recruitment system http://vacancies.unic.ac.cy/ :
- Cover letter
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
For specific information, interested individuals may contact: Prof. Soulla Louca (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Co-coordinator, Blockchain Initiative, University of Nicosia, 46 Makedonitissas Avenue, P.O. Box 24005, 1700 Nicosia, CYPRUS (Tel.: 357-22-841625).