Research Associate, Design of a Transceiver Circuit for Wireline Communication

Manchester, United Kingdom
28 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Manchester
Closing Date : 18/09/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum according to experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Computer Science
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : From 1 October 2018 for 9 months

You will be in the School of Computer Science in the Advanced Processor Technologies group. The group is highly active within the EC H2020 research program having a significant and/or leading role in several projects in the area of High Performance Computing with examples including, Ecoscale, Exanest, Exanode, and, more recently, EuroExa. You will be assigned the task to design, simulate, and sign-off for fabrication a transceiver circuit for wireline communication at a 28 nm technology node. You will work as part of the chip design team of the project “Co-designed Innovation and System for Resilient Exascale Computing in Europe: From Applications to Silicon” (EuroEXA) funded by the EC H2020 research programme.

You should have considerable experience in analog and/or mixed signal circuit design and strong expertise in chip sign off and tape out. Knowledge of PDKs in advanced technology nodes (<65 nm) is desired. Having or working towards, a Ph.D. level qualification in electrical or computer engineering is desired and would allow employment at the level of the Research Associate. You should be capable of working independently on the given task and collaborating with the chip design team, so excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.

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:                                               

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr. Vasilis Pavlidis


Name: Prof. John Goodacre


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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