Computational Economics Researcher

Fetch.AI is a world-changing project, a “decentralised digital world” where autonomous software agents act on the behalf of their owners, or themselves, to get useful economic work done.

We are a dynamic, fast-growing international team of experts and forward-thinking technology enthusiasts working on the convergence of blockchain, AI and multi-agent systems. We are building technology for both today and tomorrow - a collective super-intelligence on top of decentralized economic internet built with a highly scalable next-generation distributed ledger technology. Combined with machine learning, this delivers the predictions and infrastructure to power the future economy.

Do you like challenges and want to work on cutting edge state-of-the-art technology that will define how we will interact? Come and join us.

Job description

We are recruiting for a Computational Economics Researcher to help contribute to the ground breaking work we are doing within our talented Research team. You will play a significant role in theoretical and applied interdisciplinary research at the intersection of economics and computer science.

We are looking for a candidate with strong understanding of economic principles gained from a top University, along with proficiency is some programming languages.

Responsibilities

  • Apply game theory, mechanism design, market design, network science to real world large scale AI based applications. Examples of research projects include the analysis and design of:
    • Collective intelligence mechanisms aggregating both human and artificial intelligence.
    • Robust peer prediction markets across diverse domains.
    • Markets eliciting efficient collaborative problem solving.
    • Smart matching mechanisms.
    • Combinatorial auctions and voting institutions.
    • Efficient mechanisms for multi agent coordination and supply chain management.
    • Social and economic networks (network formation, social learning, contagion, gossiping, intermediation, etc.).
  • Apply research outputs to concrete use cases across various domains, including energy, transport, travel, and health sectors.
  • Contribute to research in cryptoeconomics (blockchain, consensus mechanisms, smart contracts, etc.).
  • Collaborate with engineers to integrate economic solutions to the Fetch platform.
  • Publish academic papers in top economics journals and computer science/AI journals/conferences.
  • Present work at various academic conferences and workshops.

Skills and experience

  • MSc/MPhil or PhD/DPhil in economics, computer science, or related field with research experience in game theory, multi-agent systems, data science, and/or network science
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Experience in using multiple methodologies (analytic, experiments, simulations, statistics, econometrics)
  • Ability to understand cutting-edge research papers outside of field of expertise
  • Scripting or programming experience (Matlab, R, Stata, Python, C++, etc.)

Preferred experience

  • Interest and/or experience in interdisciplinary research across topics such as human/social computing, network science, behavioural economics, computational social science, social dynamics, multiagent systems, machine learning, ontologies, human-computer interactions.
  • Interest in innovative cutting edge technologies.

Benefits

Salary

We offer very competitive salaries, depending on ability and experience. Come and talk to us!

We offer all the following benefits:

Pension

Life Insurance

Private Health Care

23 days holiday (including your birthday; plus bank holidays; and an extra half day off per year rising to 24 days; you can also buy additional holidays)

Joining bonus (Fetch Tokens)

Additional fun benefits:

Summer party

Christmas party

Fun activity days

Free snacks, endless fruit, and hot and cold drinks

Chill out zone

Video games

Join us to and help to make a difference: [email protected]

Work at Fetch.AI

You will work on fascinating and promising new technology together with top class software engineers and researchers working across multiple fields (multi agent systems, machine learning, economics, cryptography).

You will collaborate with top academics and corporate partners across the world to further develop our solutions and deploy them in real life scenarios.

We believe our technology will improve how we communicate, it will give voice and new opportunities to people, organizations and the Internet of Things, effectively democratising the space and improving lives of citizens.

Equal opportunity

Fetch.AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We value all people, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation or religion beliefs. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds, and are committed to promoting equality at every opportunity both as a partner, provider of services and as an employer.

Address

St. John's Innovation Centre,
Cowley Road,
Cambridge, CB4 0WS, UK

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