IC3 Data Scientist, Cornell Tech (NYC)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK
Job Type: FullTime


About IC3 (Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts) at Cornell Tech

IC3 is an initiative of faculty members at Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Cornell Tech, EPFL, ETH Zurich, University of Bern, UC Berkeley, University College London, UIUC, SMU, and the Technion. It's based at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech in NYC.

C3 uniquely meets the blockchain community's urgent need for world-class expertise in computer science that spans cryptography, distributed systems, programming languages, game theory, and system security techniques. IC3 applies this depth of expertise to deliver value on the two nested levels of science and code: Blockchain Science and Blockchain Code. https://www.initc3.org/

Position Summary

While position responsibilities vary, every member of our community is expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others regardless of background or perspective; speaking up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.

This is a benefit-eligible position for a fixed-term of 3 years, with possibility of extension. This position is located at Cornell Tech in New York City. This position can be performed partially remotely, with an expected work arrangement of approximately 3 days on campus / 2 days remote work. 

Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.

Essential Functions Include

The data scientist will serve in a staff position within the Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts (IC3). Responsibilities will include:

  • Work with various research groups in ic3 to understand and help advance their projects
  • Organize, analyzing, and interpreting blockchain and blockchain-relevant data
  • Devise and implement ways to present research results both within the research community and to the broader blockchain community
  • Devise and implementing systems for data preservation
  • Engage in community outreach through presentations and preparation of educational materials
  • Work with on- and off-chain data to contribute to research projects on blockchain systems.
  • Identify and mine reliable internal and external data sources.
  • Design custom tools to optimize data mining, cleaning, validation, and analysis tasks.
  • Develop and apply custom data models and algorithms to data sets.
  • Develop tools and testing models to ensure data accuracy.
  • Create and present reports that detail your findings, recommendations, and solutions.
  • Use deep learning and pattern recognition to automate problem-solving techniques.
  • Deploy data tools such as Python, R, SAS, or SQL in data analysis.
  • Create algorithms and data models to forecast outcomes.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science, data analytics, or a related discipline, and up to 2 years’  relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Industry experience with blockchain technology, familiarity with smart contracts, and experience working with an academic research group are position requirements.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with data from Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)
  • Experience using Tableau
  • Experience using Python, R, SQL and possibly C, C++, Java, and/or JavaScript
  • Experience using platforms such as MapReduce, Hadoop, Hive, MySQL
  • Experience with business intelligence and data analytics tools
  • Experience with blockchain data analysis from on and off-chain sources
  • Proficiency with technical writing and public speaking
  • Familiarity with machine learning techniques and when they should be used
  • Familiarity with statistical and data mining techniques and when it is appropriate to use them
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
  • Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of the workings of DAOs is preferred. 
  • Advanced degree in data science or related field
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Leadership and project management training

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As an individual contributor you will model and support a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and wellbeing and continually seek to understand how your role, behaviors, and actions impact the success of this culture.    

While position responsibilities vary greatly, the Skills for Success and Leadership Skills for Success are foundational to what is expected of every employee and leader working at Cornell.  These skills are essential for individual and organizational success. Staff Skills for Success ; Leadership Skills for Success

Rewards And Benefits

Competitive compensation, generous time-off, and great benefits …More on Cornell Benefits


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Pay Range:

$81,552.00 - $110,205.00

Remote Option Availability:

Hybrid Remote



Contact Name:

Evelyn Gordon

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