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Research Fellow - Evolutionary System Design and Application

Electronic Engineering
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
38,183 - 46,924 Per year
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Role Description

Applications are invited for a full-time fixed term contract for a Research Fellow in Evolutionary System Design and Application.

You will contribute to the research and development of algorithms, tools and software design for implementation in electronic system design. Your main responsibilities will be the development of biologically-inspired algorithms and mechanisms that can be used to design hardware that will improve device, circuit and systems performance. You will contribute to and/or lead on the production of research outputs and research outcomes and participate actively in the planning and management of research projects, including supervising the work of others. You will provide expert advice and guidance and will work closely with industrial partners in the maintenance and development of software tools for circuit optimisation and design

Essential criteria for the position are a PhD (completed or near completion) degree or equivalent experience in Electronic Engineering or Computer Engineering and advanced knowledge in the areas of evolutionary algorithms, circuit design and large software systems. Some prior experience in analogue and/or digital design is also essential.

You should have the proven ability to design and implement evolutionary algorithms for real-world applications. You will also have the ability to write up research work for publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination. Knowledge of Cadence Virtuoso or other VLSI design tools and Java, Matlab and Unix scripting languages are essential.

The position is funded until 31/07/2021. Salary is on Grade 7 which starts at £38,183 - £46,924 Per year 

The closing date for applications is 05 July 2017. 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof Andy Tyrrell


Or alternatively to Katherine Dunn for general information about working in the department



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