Research Fellow

Queen's University Belfast - School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

This post is available immediately until 31 December 2019, to carry out research in programming models, runtime systems and operating systems for multi-precision computing, as part of the Horizon 2020 project OPRECOMP. The post holder will be a member of the new Centre for Data Science and Scalable Computing (DSSC), within the Queen’s Global Research Institute on Electronics, Communication and Information Technology (ECIT).

The successful candidate will research techniques in multi-precision computing, enhancing performance and energy-efficiency through leveraging novel hardware techniques for variable precision computing. These techniques will be demonstrated through design and implementation of a programming model, runtime system and operating system support. The candidate will join a vibrant research group of 25 researchers at all career stages, underpinned by a £10m research grant portfolio and a state of the art computing systems research facility.

The successful candidate will have access to world class teaching and research facilities and opportunities to work with vibrant engineering and commercial teams to translate their research to impact.

Queen’s is ranked in the top one per cent of Universities worldwide and is placed first in the UK for intellectual property commercialisation. We are dedicated to achieving excellence in research and innovation and to driving forward initiatives which have a positive impact on society. Queen’s is also a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities.

With its global outlook, Belfast is a vibrant city with a fast-growing economy and significant international investment. It is one of Europe’s most friendly and fashionable regional capitals. With the lowest cost of living in the UK ( 2014), Belfast offers a variety of cultural, sporting, educational and social opportunities.

Queen’s is well established as a leading university for promoting good employment practice, offering excellent terms and conditions, a substantial starting package, a wide range of benefits and facilities, and a family friendly working environment. The School of EEECS holds an Investors in People accreditation, a Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award and a Silver Athena SWAN Award.

Further information about the School can be obtained at

Informal enquires may be directed to Dr Hans Vandierendonck, email:

Anticipated interview date: week commencing 9 January 2017

Apply online at For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from women as females are underrepresented within this area.

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.

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