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FPGA/ASIC Design Engineer (KTP Associate)

University of Hertfordshire - School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £38,804 to £42,915 per annum (subject to experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd November 2021
Closes: 15th December 2021
Job Ref: 037255

FTE:    1.0fte working 37.5 hours per week

Duration of Contract: Fixed term contract for 13 months

Salary: Spot salary in the range of £38,804-£42,915 pa (subject to experience) 

Location: University of Hertfordshire (Hatfield, AL10 9AB) and Ziath Ltd (Cambridge CB22 2HB)

The University of Hertfordshire wishes to recruit an adaptable, highly skilled & qualified engineer to lead and deliver a research project in collaboration with Ziath Ltd. This project will develop and embed a capability in machine learning, image processing and System-on-Chip, with support from academic & company supervisors. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) includes an £800 training budget & 10% of your time will be dedicated to your personal development, there is potential for more training budget.

About Ziath Ltd

Ziath specialises in instrumentation control and information management in both the academic and the pharmaceutical/biotech industry sectors with a focus on the application of laboratory automation. It concentrates on managing large sample libraries (compound management, biobanking and sample management) using 2D data matrix tubes.  Please visit: http://www.ziath.com/ for more information.

About KTP

As a KTP Associate you will be employed by the University to work with the company to embed new know-how through this innovation project using research and academic support from the University knowledge base. You will apply your degree through real work and springboard your career. This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) funded by Innovate UK. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a partly government-funded programme to encourage collaboration between businesses and universities in the United Kingdom.

The KTP Associate will be employed on a 13-month contract and will carry out duties at the University in Hatfield and at the Company in Cambridge depending on which aspect of the project is being worked on at the time, majority of time may be at the company.

Main responsibilities and duties

You will undertake research within the scope of the KTP project, establishing a programme of research activity and be responsible for delivery of the KTP work plan, handle data collection and analysis when required, test outcomes in real world solutions and contribute to papers and and do presentations and final project reports.

Skills and experience needed

You will have demonstrable research experience at undergraduate level (eg final year project) and knowledge of business functions through employment or study (e.g. industrial placement). You will have experience in developing systems with FPGA or ASIC hardware, writing codes in a suitable programming language such as VERILOG, VHDL, C, C++, Python etc. You will have experience in using mathematics, with Linux operating systems and will have the ability to conduct literature searches in the discipline using appropriate electronic resources

You will have good oral and written communication and be proficient in English. You will be able to plan your own activities, have a methodical approach with attention to detail and have problem-solving abilities and be able to develop innovative and highly efficient solutions to defined problems.

Qualifications required

You will have a good first degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or other related subjects. It would be advantageous to have an MSc in Mathematics, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or a PhD in related subjects.

Informal Contact Details:     Helen Podmore:  h.podmore@herts.ac.uk

Closing Date:                         15 December 2021

Reference Number:              037255

Apply online at https://www.herts.ac.uk/staff/careers-at-herts

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