[Comp-neuro] Research positions at the University of Manchester

Sergio Davies daviess at cs.man.ac.uk
Tue Nov 19 18:20:29 CET 2013

Two new positions have been advertised at the University of Manchester:

Research Assistants / Research Associates (2 posts)

Closing date : 22/12/2013
Reference : E&PS-03654
Faculty / Organisational unit : Engineering & Physical Sciences
School / Directorate : School of Computer Science
Division : -
Employment type : Fixed Term
Duration :
Location : Sackville Street, Manchester
Salary : £24,766 to £28,685 p.a. (Research Assistant) or £29,541 to £36,298
p.a. (Research Associate)
Hours per week : Full time

Applications are invited to join the team working on the SpiNNaker project,
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.

The SpiNNaker architecture is optimized to support the simulation of simple
(point-like) neurons and their connections (or synapses). This architecture
now has a world-wide user base, drawn to a reliable and flexible platform
for real-time neural network simulation; this community is comprised of
both traditional computational neuroscientists and also scientists and
engineers from application areas such as robotics.

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

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

It is also essential that candidates for the Research Associate
appointments should possess proven research ability with a PhD or other
equivalent experience. Research Assistant applicants should possess a good
/ relevant MSc or other equivalent experience.

The first position is linked to the PRiME EPSRC-funded Programme Grant led
by the University of Southampton, with Imperial College, London, and the
Universities of Manchester and Newcastle as partners. This position will
run from 1st January 2014 until 12th May 2018.

The second position is linked to funding from the Samsung Advanced
Institute of Technology (SAIT) and an EPSRC-funded collaborative grant led
by the University of York with the Universities of Manchester and
Southampton as partners. This position will run from 1st February 2014
until 31st July 2017.

Applicants will be considered for both positions unless they expressly wish
to be considered for a particular position. Any preference should be stated
in the ‘additional information’ field on the online application form.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Steve Furber:

Email: steve.furber at manchester.ac.uk

Telephone: 0161 275 6129

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.

mailto: daviess at cs.man.ac.uk
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