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Protocol Researcher



Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

🦋 About Morpho

Morpho is a leading Decentralized Finance (DeFi) lending protocol with a mission to revolutionize lending through an open, efficient, and resilient platform. We're experiencing explosive growth, with over $2.5 billion in assets supplied on the protocol. In just 3 months, our new permissionless protocol, Morpho Blue, grew from 0 to $1 billion, solidifying itself as the new standard for DeFi lending.

💼 Who we are looking for

We are seeking a Protocol Researcher who can engage in all aspects of protocol development, from ideation to implementation.


This job requires being at the office every week, however we are flexible and you can work remotely from time to time. Our office is located in Paris, France 🥖

🛠 Mission & Responsibilities

Your main tasks will include:

Designing Protocols:

  • Conducting comprehensive "literature" reviews.
  • Researching design ideas on markets, liquidations, oracles, etc.
  • Reviewing the team’s research efforts.

Implementing Protocols:

  • Researching implementation ideas (algorithms, data structures…).
  • Developing the code of the protocol, primarily in Solidity, with the ability to learn other languages as needed.
  • Conducting thorough testing, and potentially formal verification.

🧙 Must-have Experience & Skills

  • Research background, either in academia (PhD) or in a company setting.
  • Strong computer science background with experience in designing and implementing complex systems.
  • Proficient programmer with professional-level software development skills.
  • Excellent abstraction capacity, able to quickly grasp complex mechanisms.
  • Creativity in providing solutions and challenging designs.
  • Strong theoretical understanding coupled with practical sensibility.
  • Fluent in French and able to work in-person in Paris a few times a week.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written).
  • Critical thinking and ability to provide constructive feedback.
  • Autonomy in managing tasks and projects.

🤝 There is a good match if

  • You have a genuine passion for coding and learning, you constantly seek to learn new ideas and technologies.
  • You are mission-driven and excited about Morpho's purpose to make finance a common good.
  • You are a humble team player, willing to embrace ideas from others if they are better for the project.

🎁 What we offer

You will join one of the most important DeFi protocols. We are a really ambitious team, shipping fast with an entrepreneurial mindset. We offer:

  • A very stimulating environment. Our team members are among the best researchers and engineers on Crypto/DeFi topics and we like to share our knowledge internally, namely through our weekly “DeFi school” session.
  • The opportunity to contribute to one of the top 3 Decentralized Lending protocols.
  • A comfortable work environment with flexible policy on working remotely or from our Paris office (75002) and with access to the best tools on the market to help you with your work.
  • Team events including off-sites, bootcamps and afterworks, even when you’re remote.
  • An attractive package including Morpho tokens 🦋👀.

Ready to shape the future of finance?

We are looking forward to receiving your application.