Help save the world with Rust! I'm the security lead and software architect for the SecureDNA project, and we're looking for a development manager to help build a team and implement the specification we have developed. (If you are a software developer and would like to be notified when we advertise specific positions in the near future, feel free to drop us a line; I will also reply to this post, or make a new one, with specific positions.) These are 100% virtual positions, with the flexibility to hire as full-time salaried or as a contractor at competitive rates. Read the complete description of our open positions at the project website, and see below to whet your appetite.
The SecureDNA project seeks to enable fast, reliable, cheap, automated screening of DNA synthesis orders, to prevent both careless and malicious users from synthesizing potentially-hazardous DNA sequences anywhere in the world. It is an international, academic/commercial partnership project, consisting of researchers from MIT, Tsinghua University, Aarhus University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and other world-leading academic institutions, in partnership with major international DNA synthesis providers.
Our goal is to develop an automatic and accurate screening system which can:
- Screen DNA synthesis orders much more quickly and cheaply than the current human-reliant review system;
- Have negligible impact on legitimate research by researchers authorized to work with particular organisms;
- Effectively block hazardous DNA sequences from being produced without suitable oversight, whether via accident or malice;
- Protect intellectual property by not disclosing the submitted DNA orders to third parties;
- Protect worldwide security by not disclosing potential hazards which may not be public; and
- Enable global commercial adoption, with community verification, via scientific diplomacy and open-source software.
Join us! Use Rust's robustness and security to help make the world safer place.