Dear all,
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The University of Sydney is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct and lead research in the field of distributed systems. The postdoc successful candidate join the Concurrent Systems Research Group (CSRG) at the University of Sydney for one to three years to work on problems related to blockchain technologies. The group page is

CSRG is doing research on highly secure blockchain technologies. CSRG designed the Red Belly Blockchain, a scalable blockchain that supports smart contracts while offering quasi-instant finality. With colleagues, it also pioneered the notion of accountable consensus, offered game theoretical strategies to solve consensus without 2/3 of correct participants, and built a benchmark suite for blockchains. Possible projects include, but are not limited to, (i) leveraging accountability, which consists of the creation of undeniable proofs-of-fraud to incentive good behaviours, in order to improve blockchain security; (ii) reducing unnecessary cryptographic verifications to maximise blockchain performance, (iii) ordering state machine replication commands and (iv) benchmarking blockchain technologies. Related publications can be found at

The successful candidate will have a PhD in computer science and be expected to conduct research, supervise PhD students and publish scientific papers in top scientific venues. Knowledge of distributed systems or distributed computing is necessary. An experience in game theory, cryptography, security or operating systems would be a plus.
Expected annual salary between $107K and $117K.

To apply, please write an email to [log in to unmask]<https:[log in to unmask]> with:

  *   your CV,
  *   your possible and preferred starting dates,
  *   a list of your publications,
  *   the contact details of two persons who accepted to be contacted for reference checks.

Feel free to forward this position to your network.


Vincent Gramoli
University of Sydney



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