Research Associate in Many-Core Compilation or Architecture

University of Cambridge - Computer Laboratory

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (PostDoc) to work on compilation or architectures for many-core processors, or across the boundaries between both.

** The Project **

Our research group focuses on a number of approaches to realise performance gains, reliability and energy efficiency for future many-core architectures, within the hardware and software.  A key component of our work is the exploitation of parallelism in its many different forms (e.g. using multiple application threads, vectorising code and exploiting the memory hierarchy).  This position is for a PostDoc with an open-ended remit to perform research in these areas, to complement and enhance existing work performed within the group.  Candidates from across the spectrum of compilation and computer architecture are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will join a growing team of PostDocs and PhD students investigating performance, reliability and energy-efficiency in future many-core systems.  The position is within the Computer Architecture Research Group at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.  Collaboration with researchers at other universities and industry around the world is encouraged and there are strong links within the group with local companies, especially ARM.  Responsibilities include the development of original, internationally-leading research, in addition to providing support for the PhD students on the project.

** Candidates **

We seek candidates with a strong background in Computer Science with an interest in compilers and / or computer architecture. Applicants should hold a PhD or have equivalent experience, though candidates who are close to submitting a PhD will be considered.  Candidates should provide evidence of relevant work, where possible, and must demonstrate a desire to perform internationally-leading research and to publish in the top conferences in the area.

** More Information **

The funds are available for a start date as soon as possible but some flexibility on this can be arranged.

Further details may be obtained from Dr Timothy Jones, email

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and provide a short (2 page) proposal of the research that you wish to undertake during the project. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference NR12969 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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