Research Associate in the Group of Advanced Processor Technologies

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Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £39,609 per annum
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 23/10/2018
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Computer Science
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Starting 1 December 2018 until 30 November 2020

Applications are invited for the above post to work as a Research Associate on the H2020 E2Data project. The E2Data (European Extreme Performing Big Data stacks) begun in January 2018 and will investigate how to design and integrate managed runtimes for Big Data platforms deployed on heterogeneous cloud architectures . The project will run until December 2020, allowing for an ambitious research programme. You will join the Advanced Processor Technologies (APT) group within the School of Computer Science. The group has made notable contributions to the development of low-power processors, interconnect technologies, chip multi-processor architectures, virtualization and binary translation, and massively parallel neural network architectures.

You will be expected to work with a team undertaking software design and implementation for heterogeneous cloud-based many-core systems. E2Data’s vision is to develop novel Big Data stacks capable of exploiting heterogeneous cloud architectures in an automatic manner. By dynamically executing on diverse hardware resources, future Big Stacks will be capable of achieving higher performance while consuming less energy. This will ultimately translate to significant cost and performance improvements for CSPs, higher performance stability and lower pricing for cloud applications, and enhanced flexibility and scalability of cloud resources.

You should be qualified to doctoral level or have an equivalent level of technical experience in the areas of OpenCL, FPGA programming, and low-level HDL languages. You should also have experience of developing complex parallel software. A willingness to work flexibly in a multidisciplinary team in which roles may evolve is essential, since tasks may be changed and collaboration with other remote teams may require travel.

Experience in writing academic papers and developing research proposals, and knowledge of, and experience with, ARM multi-core and Xilinx FPGA architectures and debugging tools would be advantageous but are not essential.

You will join a team headed by Dr Christos Kotselidis. The APT group is a vibrant community of interdisciplinary researchers working on future many-core architectures and software collaborating with industry partners.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

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