Job Description & Qualification
The Briger Family Digital Finance Lab at Columbia Business School is pleased to announce that it is seeking to hire an inaugural Briger Family Postdoctoral Research Scholar, with a research focus on blockchain and decentralized finance for a period of two years. The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will receive a research budget and collaborate on projects of mutual interest with Ciamac Moallemi (Columbia Business School) and Tim Roughgarden (Columbia CS).

The ideal candidate will have an interest in conducting research relevant to issues related to (1) economics and incentives in decentralized blockchain systems, including (but not limited to) topics such as resource pricing, maximal extracted value (MEV), proposer-builder separation, rollups, etc.; and/or (2) decentralized finance, including topics such as the design and analysis of protocols for decentralized exchanges or decentralized lending. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or expect to complete theirs by Fall 2024) in computer science, operations research, economics, or a related field from an accredited institution and have a record of being an outstanding scholar in every respect.

Teaching is not required, but we expect that the applicant participate in the broader mission of the Briger Family Digital Finance Lab, for example, aiding in organizing conferences and panel discussions and outreach to students and industry practitioners.

Columbia Business School is a dynamic center of research, with faculty, postdoctoral and visiting scholars, and doctoral students taking a wide range of approaches to social science research with applied implications. More information about Columbia Business School can be found at

Application Procedure
Applicants should submit

  1. a cover letter
  2. a research statement describing research interests and accomplishments including research they would like to conduct (or have conducted) in blockchain or decentralized finance
  3. a C.V.
  4. two letters of recommendation.

Please email the materials with subject line “Postdoc Briger Family Digital Finance Lab” to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be submitted by December 15th in order to receive full consideration. We expect to make a decision by April 1st. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2024.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

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