Monday, March 24, 2014

[Comp-neuro] Research Associate Position at University of Manchester

You will join the SpiNNaker team, part of the Advanced Processor Technologies (APT) group within the School of Computer Science at Manchester. The APT group is a world-leading research centre, continuing the long and distinguished record of the University of Manchester in the field of Computer Architecture. This record includes the development of the world's first stored program computer, the invention of virtual memory and the building of the first practical Dataflow computer.

The group's high international research profile has attracted a great deal of UK and EU funding and resulted in significant industrial collaboration. The APT staff have significant expertise in computer architecture, system software and Neuromorphic Engineering, which is demonstrated by its extensive industrial impact (e.g. the ICL Goldrush Database server, Amulet processors for ARM Ltd., and Transitive Corporation, now IBM Manchester, and Silistix Ltd. spin offs).

As a Research Associate  you will have a PhD (or equivalent experience) and possess proven research ability.

As a Research Assistant a good/relevant MSc (or equivalent experience) is essential.

You will also have knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Hardware system development and commissioning including FPGA design, basic robotics, circuit board testing, microprocessor systems, ARM processors.
  2. System software development including operating systems, parallel computing, C and Python programming.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Steve Furber, ICL Professor of Computer Engineering


More information can be found at:

Please note for the Research Assistant post if you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of Manchester will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position.  Therefore you must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


Dr Sergio Davies

Research associate - APT Group   Room IT 302 - IT Building
School of Computer Science       Oxford Road, Manchester
The University of Manchester     M13 9PL, U.K.


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