Post-doctoral Position in Digital Economics and Blockchains at École polytechnique


The Departments of Economics at École Polytechnique welcomes applications for a post-doctoral research position (possibly completed with teaching) in digital economics, with a specific focus on Blockchains and Platforms. The position is funded through the support of Cap Gemini and the academic chair “Blockchains and B2B Platforms”.

The candidate will be affiliated to the Department of Economics (CREST) and will also benefit from our regular interactions with the Department of Computer Science. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Economics, and have demonstrated great ability in research and teaching. Candidates must present a scientific research project in relation to blockchains, platforms, cryptocurrencies or CBDCs.

The mission of the accepted candidate will be to develop research, coordinate with PhD students and researchers, and also support the activities of the chair, by outreaching to the blockchain network in the Paris area, but also worldwide, and by supporting the communication and PR of the chair. If she/he wishes to, the candidate will be able to complement his or her activity by doing lectures, labs and student projects about blockchain platforms.

Through a fast and lightweight process, the candidate will be hired for two years. The complementary teaching activity, if any, may complement the base salary.

Successful candidates will work at Ecole Polytechnique located in Palaiseau, Paris area, France.

A key player on the international field, École Polytechnique is at the forefront of science and technology, bringing together research, education and innovation. Academic programs at the institution promote a culture of excellence with an emphasis on science, formed through a strong humanist tradition.Boasting a diverse study offer—with the Bachelor, Ingénieur Polytechnicien, Master’s, MSc&T, PhD Programs, Executive Master and Executive Education—École Polytechnique molds its students into decision-makers with a multidisciplinary scientific background, while also exposing them to the worlds of business and research. With 23 laboratories, 22 of which are joint research units operated in collaboration with CNRS, the l’X Research Center works at the leading edge of research in major cross-disciplinary issues in science, technology and society.

Contact : julien.prat@ensae.fr
Deadline : February 1st, 2021.
The applicants should provide a CV, a list of publications, a scientific project to the following address: julien.prat@ensae.fr