Research Scientist (IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation)

Job Description
At IBM Research, we invent things that matter to the world. Today, we are pioneering the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society, including the future of AI, Blockchain and quantum computing. We are driven to discover. With more than 3,000 researchers in 13 locations across six continents, IBM Research is one of the world's largest and most influential corporate research labs.

IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation (ICBI) is a part of IBM Research Center in Singapore. ICBI is a world-class multidisciplinary organization that strives to achieve industry leadership in Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. The center works with government organizations, academia, and other industrial players to foster innovation in the Asia-Pacific region and make Singapore a pioneer in Fintech innovation.

We are now seeking a Research Scientist to advance IBM's Blockchain offerings and lead the development of solutions for challenging problems in distributed ledger technology. The ideal candidate in this role will be a Research Scientist who has a strong track record of research, and preferred research areas in Blockchain, AI, distributed systems, or cryptography. Good communication skills, ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and excellent team skills, are also a must.


  • Advance industry transformations using Blockchain by working actively with IBM's clients and partners across different industries such as Finance, Trade, and Commerce
  • Explore how Blockchains can address existing pain-points as well as create new opportunities in the above industries
  • Solve complex, multidimensional, real-world problems through novel research ideas
  • Work together with engineers to prove out research ideas via the implementation of research prototypes
  • Work with a community of researchers worldwide across 13 IBM Research locations
  • Enhance IBM Research's impact on academia by publishing in top journals and conferences

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:
  • Ph.D Degree in related fields that include Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mathematics (fresh graduates and postdocs are welcome to apply)
  • Must have demonstrated strength in research, either through a proven publication track record, or by other means
  • Practical experience with existing Blockchain platforms such as Hyperledger Fabric, Ethereum, or Quorum would be a plus.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

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EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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