Research Fellow / Assistant, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£29,619 - £35,333 per annum
15 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description:

The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EEECS) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Research Assistant or Research Fellow on the EPSRC-funded research project “Asynchronous Scientific Continuous Computations Exploiting Disaggregation (ASCCED)”. The ideal candidate has a track record in the areas of high-performance computing, runtime systems design and implementation, and performance analysis and optimisation.

Funded through the EPSRC New Horizons High-Risk and Speculative Engineering and ICT Research call, ASCCED investigates novel programming models for high-performance and distributed computing. It aims to enable extreme scalability, adjust to hardware heterogeneity and apply across granularities of parallelism through a single programming model. ASCCED will explore concepts of parallel discrete event simulation in combination with online accuracy assessment and provide a proof-of-concept demonstration of its efficacy for multi-physics simulations.

The post is a critical role, pursuing an ambitious and highly speculative research direction, and as such, successful applicants will be productive and ambitious collaborative team members and will have responsibilities in independent research, and planning of the research activity.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

Research Assistant:

  • Degree or higher qualification in computer science, electrical/electronic engineering, physics or related area
  • At least 1 year’s relevant research experience to include undertaking research into parallel programming.

Research Fellow:

  • Normally have or be about to obtain a relevant PhD
  • At least 3 year’s relevant research experience to include:
    • Undertaking research in the area of high-performance / distributed / parallel computing 
    • A proven track record of using experimental models to carry out analyses, critical evaluations, and interpretations of experimental data as relevant to the research project
    • Working effectively as part of a research team in the development and promotion of the research theme.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click the Candidate Information link below.

This post is fixed term for 20 months, or available until 30 September 2024, whichever is sooner. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Informal enquiries may be directed to Peter Kilpatrick - p.kilpatrick@qub.ac.uk 

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