The Ethereum Foundation’s mission is to promote and support Ethereum platform and base layer research, development and education to bring decentralized protocols and tools to the world that empower developers to produce next generation decentralized applications (dapps), and together build a more globally accessible, more free and more trustworthy Internet.
We are interested in hiring across the board for developers and researchers interested in furthering fundamental cryptoeconomic research or applied Ethereum research. The major topics are covered here: http://notes.eth.sg/s/rkxpeG0ff
If you have interest in pursuing any of these ideas please get in touch.
To see what the intellectual climate is like, see our research discussion board at: https://ethresear.ch