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August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Novi Economics/Blockchain at Facebook

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Research Scientist

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468082
Date Posted: 10/28/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Scientist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Menlo Park, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Novi is a Facebook subsidiary whose goal is to provide digital financial services to users. In late 2021 or 2022, Novi will introduce its first product, a digital wallet. The wallet will be available in Messenger, WhatsApp, and as a standalone app. Initially, it will support peer-to-peer payments and merchant payments. Over time, Novi will evolve to support enhanced merchant payments, broader cryptocurrency access, and broader financial services.

The Novi Economics team is seeking exceptional candidates from a market design, applied microeconomics, finance, or macroeconomics background. Individuals are expected to leverage economic theory into real-world, practical solutions for blockchain-based problems. Economists in this role will initiate and execute projects around topics such as experiment analysis, financial and macroeconomic design of the system, economic incentives in consensus protocols, and more. Candidates should demonstrate a strong research background and the ability to communicate findings clearly. This job will involve both foundational product work and academic research centered around the Novi digital wallet and the Diem currency.

Minimum Qualifications

• PhD in economics or related field or 6+ years experience working in economics.
• Experience in a general purpose programming language such as R or Python.

We review applications on an ongoing basis.

Application Requirements:
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • Cover Letter
  • CV
Application deadline: 01/31/2022
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