Research Assistant/Research Associate in ECOSCALE H2020 project (two posts available) University of Manchester, Advanced Processor Technology (APT) United Kingdom

Job Reference : S&E-11884
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 29/05/2018
Salary : £26,495 to £38,833 per annum, according to qualifications and experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering 
Division : Advanced Processor Technology (APT)
Hours Per week : Full-time
Contract Duration : Until 31/12/2018

Applications are invited for two research associate/assistant positions to work with the Advanced Processor Technologies (APT) Group in the EU-funded H2020 projects ECOSCALE (Energy-Efficient Heterogeneous Computing at exascale, see and EuroExa (see The projects are bringing together project partners across Europe to develop novel compute architectures together with a scalable programming environment for HPC computing at exascale performance where reducing data traffic and energy consumption are primary goals of the project. To achieve this, hardware acceleration using FPGAs will be extensively used in ECOSCALE. The main focus of the Manchester team will be on backend tools for generating a reconfigurable hardware accelerator module library from HLS tool outputs as well as on FPGA virtualization and management.


All candidates should have profound knowledge in FPGA technology and hardware design. Additionally, candidates applying as a research associate should have or be about to obtain a PhD level qualification, or have equivalent experience in electrical / computer engineering. Furthermore, expertise in one or more of the following areas is essential:

•           Distributed systems

•           Partial reconfiguration of FPGAs

•           Profound software development skills (for EDA tool development)

•           Operating systems and driver programming

•           Specific expertise in compute intensive FPGA applications is highly desirable


Candidates will work as part of a medium-size research team and will have opportunities to develop own research ideas. In addition, candidates will work closely with other partners. Consequently, excellent communication skills are required.


This post will be held in the Advanced Processor Technologies (APT) group. The APT group is a vibrant community of interdisciplinary researchers working on future many-core architectures, vertical integration, interconnects, and software collaborating with industry partners.


The APT group is also involved in the EU H2020 ExaNode, ExaNest, Eurolab4HPC, and EuroExa projects which together form a coherent and complete infrastructure for future energy conscious exascale systems.


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:

Dr. Dirk Koch (


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.

Please see link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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