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Research Scientist - Cryptography to work on an ML Protocol

680 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Part Time-Full time

The Role

We are seeking a full-time Research Scientist- Cryptography for Deeplink. You will be responsible for researching and developing innovative cryptographic technologies across a large spectrum of applications for Deeplink R&D use cases.

In addition, you will have the unique opportunity to work with a cross-functional team of innovators, C-level executives, and a large team based globally in Sydney, London, and New York committed to excellence and innovation in the blockchain industry.

If you are passionate about DeFi, open-source technologies, and optimizing machine learning for Web3, join us and learn about the industry and discover what your dream job is like at Deeplink Labs!

The Big News. Big Innovation.

A cryptographically enforced system of contracts will take both our daily lives and the world’s emerging markets into a new age of economic fairness, transparency, and efficiency.
 Deep Q-learning for on-chain execution test (DeepBrew: v1) is LIVE!

About us

We are a 7-year-old Web3 and digital asset research, technology, and engineering firm based in Sydney, London, and New York. Our machine learning protocol, Deeplink, allows blockchains to maintain On-chain Neural Networks (ONN) while introducing programmability, machine learning, and data science into blockchains. Other Ethereum or EVM-compatible chains and protocols can use on-chain neural networks and ONN agents to improve efficiency, on-chain execution capabilities, and security.

Why Deeplink?

When blockchains become more mainstream and complex, the underlining blockchain operation, efficiency, and infrastructure optimization will get more challenging. Blockchain ecosystems will be unable to keep up with the ever-changing demands of needs, meet greater efficiencies and reduce vulnerabilities without an advanced level of automation and the emergence of intelligence.

The current generation of money lego protocols (DeFi), smart-contract-native ecosystems, and dApps have brought us unprecedented levels of programmability and automation; the next wave will focus on intelligence as a core capability.

Deeplink wants to make blockchains smarter while maintaining decentralization and security. It will be the first of its kind, offering on-chain neural networks and dev-ops for many on-chain applications. With an SDK, developers can integrate powerful deep-learning tools on-chain into their smart contracts, providing the perks of deep learning without relying on centralized authority, and making their products smarter and safer.


  • Prototyping Deeplink use cases with cutting-edge programming encryption strategies and practices.

  • Creating encryption technology, including its code, programming, and outsider item reception.

  • Attempting to decode data and, if necessary, to track down weaknesses in the system

  • Deliver high-impact intellectual property values through research publications and patents.

  • Collaborate with our partners in academia, industry, and government on key initiatives to advance our security research goals.

  • Work with team members and multi-functional teams (internal/external) that include representation from Technology, Product, Operations, etc.

  • Recognizing and eliminating shortcomings in existing cryptography frameworks.

  • Testing cryptology speculations according to your association’s necessities.

  • Improving information security through the execution of safer and encoded arrangements.

  • Utilizing public key cryptography with RSA or other code types.

  • Using the secret key, private key, and public key cryptography to support encryption objectives.

  • Participate in research programs related to applied, modern cryptography

  • Assist formal methods team in evaluations of cryptographic software and systems for functional correctness and implementation mistakes

  • Take on complex technical problems for which there is often no known answer.

  • Address challenges to building scalable, secure, optimized, and efficient systems

  • Design & write technical specifications and academic papers

  • Design and build proofs of concept

  • Research emerging solutions we can use to assure Deeplink Labs projects adhere to our fundamental principles

Skills and Experience

  • Years of relevant work experience AND a PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, CIS/MIS, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Business, or a related field focused on cryptography.

  • 1 - 2 years of relevant research & development experience in academic and/or industry settings

  • Deep expertise in one or more distributed systems, security, or cryptographic research areas: e.g., distributed protocols, design and analysis of cryptographic algorithms, formal methods, secure multi-party computation, system security, and/or their application to data protection and privacy, authentication, payments, and cryptocurrencies.

  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn blockchain technologies

  • Experience or interest with layer 2 technologies is a plus.

  • Experience in classical and modern cryptographic algorithms and protocols to include several of:

  • Standard public key algorithms

  • Symmetric key ciphers and modes

  • Cryptographic hash functions

  • Quantum-resistant cryptography

  • Fully homomorphic encryption

  • Zero-knowledge proof

  • Secure multiparty computation

  • Basic coding skills in a functional or imperative language

  • Publication history in cryptography

  • Familiarity with formal methods / formal verification

  • Exposure to concepts of functional programming languages (higher-order function, monads, type classes, etc.)

  • Expertise in one or more cryptographic research areas: Secure Multi-party Computation, Fully Homomorphic Encryption, or Zero-Knowledge Proofs

  • Experience working in an early growth-stage company

  • Experience building and delivering Proofs of Concept (PoCs) and building large scale innovative projects

  • You have a strong interest in decentralized finance

  • An open-minded research approach and genuine intellectual curiosity

  • Ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms to a non-technical audience

  • Attention to detail and a commitment to excellence

  • A positive attitude and a passion for sharing knowledge within your team, organization, and broader community

  • At least 5 years experience in blockchain application development and EVM based protocols

  • Building reliable code and libraries for future use

  • Must be able to translate a clearly defined problem to production quality code, keeping testability, readability, and edge-cases in mind

  • Capable of designing a module within the project and suggesting improvements in the entire architecture of Deeplink PoC and solutions

  • Ability to lead architectural discussions

  • Responding to functional and technical elements of proposals independently and effectively

Key Benefits of the Role

  • Challenging yourself and solid career advancement.

  • Be at the forefront of an exponentially growing industry with cutting-edge technology.

  • Build a professional network and meet like-minded people.

  • Competitive salaries, bonuses, and other financial incentives.

     Get to know about us



1). What happens after you submit an internship application?

We will review your application within 24 hours. If you are shortlisted, you will receive a confirmation email.

2). Can this contribute to the industry experience portion of my degree?

This may vary depending on your institution, but we can work with you to make it fit your requirements.

3). What will I get out of this?

In addition to a salary, certificates and recommendation letters after project completion. You'll receive an awesome opportunity for rising stars to be offered a permanent job position.  

4). What is the difference between internship & academic professionals? 

As an intern, you will work under senior professional supervision. Academic professionals will work independently, take on more responsibilities and will usually work full-time with longer-term engagement.


5). Is this a remote position? 

We prefer face-to-face, but it can also be remote.

6). Is this a paid position? 

Yes, rates will depend on your role and engagement.

7). Is this a full-time or part-time position? 

We would prefer full-time but engagement is negotiable.

8). How long will the internship last?

This depends on the role and engagement, but will range from 2 weeks to 3 months.

9). Will I be trained? 

Yes, you will be working under an industry professional supervisor who will help bring you up to speed on any work you are required to do.

10). Do I need prior knowledge and experience with blockchain? 

Prior knowledge on the field is a big plus, but not mandatory.

11). Can I be hired permanently after my internship? 

Yes, we are looking for passionate individuals to join our team long term.

12). I have some questions about the role. Please call +61474075150 or email

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