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PhD student in blockchain

The IMDEA Software Institute offers a PhD position in the area of security and privacy in blockchain. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Pedro Moreno-Sánchez on the design, formalization and implementation of multi-party protocols for central bank digital currencies.

Who should apply?

Applicants should have finished (or be close to finish) a master degree in Computer Science. Experience in cryptography, distributed systems or blockchain is highly valued.

Working at IMDEA Software

The positions are based in Madrid, Spain where the IMDEA Software Institute is situated. Salaries are internationally competitive and include attractive conditions such as access to an excellent public healthcare system. The working language at the institute is English. Knowledge of Spanish is not required.


The position is intended to last for the duration of the doctoral studies, which is usually four years. The preferred starting date is October 15th, 2021.

How to apply?

Applicants interested in the position should submit their application at using reference code 2021-08-phd-blockchain. Deadline for applications is September 15th, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately.

For enquiries about the position, please contact: pedro(dot)moreno(at)imdea(dot)org.