Non-Faculty Opportunities

Research Fellowship

Wharton Blockchain and Digital Asset Project

The Blockchain and Digital Asset Project at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania studies the business, regulatory, and governance aspects of blockchain and related technologies. It is affiliated with the Wharton Initiative on Financial Policy and Regulation, and led by Professor Kevin Werbach, chair of the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics. 

Job Description

 The Research Fellow will be appointed as a Visiting Scholar at the Wharton School for 1-2 years. They will engage in legal and policy research related to blockchain, digital assets, and other technologies such as decentralized finance (DeFi), decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs), and artificial intelligence. The position will also involve providing administrative support for BDAP activities such as the Wharton Reg@Tech Roundtable, which brings together regulators and legal experts from around the world, and the BDAP Website (  

Job Requirements

Graduate degree (MBA, JD, or PhD); relevant experience involving blockchain, digital assets, AI, and related technologies; excellent organizational and writing skills; ability to work independently. This is a full-time position, in-person in Philadelphia, PA, although some job requirements may be performed remotely. 

Compensation and Starting Date

Annual stipend of $70,000. Target starting date September 1, 2024.

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and particular areas of interest, CV, and writing sample to by April 1, 2024.

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