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Research Fellow (FPGA Acceleration) (102120-0120)

University of Warwick - School of Engineering

Location: Coventry
Salary: £30,942 to £40,322 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th January 2020
Closes: 6th March 2020
Job Ref: 1860270
 

Previous candidates need not apply.
Full time, fixed term position until 31 August 2021.

We are excited to offer this opportunity to work in a collaboration between the School of Engineering at Warwick and The Alan Turing Institute Defence and Security Programme. The Virtualised Accelerator Platform for Data Analytics project explores novel approaches for leveraging hardware acceleration on FPGAs to speed up data analytics applications. You will play a key role in assisting the Principal Investigator and project partners the successful execution of this project. You will undertake independent and collaborative research and will be expected to write up your research for publication and prepare and document code for release. You will be expected to deal with management/administration duties that may arise from the project and produce and present regular project reports ensuring that the project objectives and deadlines are met.

This post is based at the University of Warwick, but the successful candidate may be required to make occasional trips to meet with collaborators in London. You will also have the opportunity to network more widely with researchers involved in other Defence and Security Programme projects at The Alan Turing Institute. Candidates who prefer to spend a more significant portion of their time in London make use of the facilities of The Alan Turing Institute.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science). You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and time management. You will have experience of working with FPGAs including Register Transfer Level (RTL) design in Verilog or VHDL and writing software in C to interface with hardware accelerators. Experience working with PCI Express interfaces and interfacing hardware with processors is a significant advantage. Experience working with distributed version control (Git) and working in a distributed development team is helpful.

The University aims to promote work life balance for all employees and the School of Engineering will consider a range of possible flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the best candidate.

The School of Engineering is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter which recognises work undertaken to address gender equality, representation and progression for all staff working in an academic environment. The School currently holds the Athena SWAN Silver award and the University holds an Institutional Silver award. Further information about the work of the School in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/about/athenaswan/.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

   
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