KTP Associate

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,000 - £45,000
03 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job title: KTP Associate - Full Time, Fixed Term (24 months)

Job reference: 0000216249

Date posted: 03/10/2022

Application closing date: 16/10/2022

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000

Package: Excellent Benefits Package

Basis: Full Time

Job description
Codeplay Software Ltd and Edinburgh Napier University 

We are currently looking to fill a KTP Associate position funded by InnovateUK where the post will be located in Codeplay Software Ltd, Edinburgh through Edinburgh Napier University as the employer through the period of the project. Codeplay Software is a world pioneer in defining and integrating standards-based software that accelerate software development and enabling Artificial Intelligence (AI) and High-Performance Computing (HPC). Established in 2002 it developed some of the first tools enabling complex software to be accelerated using graphics processors.

Edinburgh Napier aims at nurturing talent and creating knowledge that shapes communities all around the world. Our innovative research provides solutions to society's challenges, our graduates leave ready for the workplace, and we have wide-ranging links with employers and business.

The Role

The role holder will work on a project funded by InnovateUK to develop, test and commercialise a customised deep-learning framework on an open hardware platform for assistive diagnostic applications.

You will be highly motivated in helping to push the boundaries of knowledge and technology in machine-learning-based computer systems with an open toolchain support.


  • Hardware-software Co-design and test.
  • Implementing machine learning and computer vision for medical images analysis.
  • Implementing optimization of medical imaging for modern computer architectures.

Essential requirements:

  • Master level qualification in Computer Science, Electronics, or a related discipline.
  • Experience with machine learning techniques and developing software architectures based on machine learning frameworks
  • Experience with C++ programming languages
  • Experience with any code acceleration paradigm in FPGA
  • Project evaluation planning with multiple participants, Written and oral communication skills, Professionalism and highest standards of honesty and integrity.
  • Experience with bare metal embedded system development

Desirable requirements:

  • Practical experience of FPGA integration and programming.
  • Knowledge of computer processor architectures
  • Experience on SYCL/OpenCL
  • Research and development experience or PhD
  • knowledge or experience with compilers or other code optimization tools
  • Project management in the commercial sector

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Benefits we offer:

25 days holiday plus 15.5 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s over 40 days a year!

Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at Edinburgh Napier website.

More than £4000 Personal Development budget

Additional information:

Closing date: 16th October 2022 @11:59 pm

Interview date: Week of 24th October 2022

The application will include CV (two-page), cover letter (two-page) regarding your relevant working experience and publication lists.