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Research Fellow - Evolutionary Circuit Design and Applications

Electronic Engineering
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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39,609 - 48,677 a year
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Role Description


The Department of Electronic Engineering at York is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic researcher to undertake and develop new research to support the research undertaken by the Head of Department, Prof Andy Tyrrell. Applications are invited for a full-time fixed term contract for a Research Fellow in Evolutionary Circuit Design and Applications.


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, including writing up research work for publication in high profile journals and engaging in public dissemination. You will participate actively in the planning and management of research projects, including supervising the work of others; 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.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

Essential criteria for the position are:

•           A PhD (completed or near completion) degree or equivalent experience in Electronic Engineering or Computer Engineering;

•           First degree in Electronic Engineering/Computer Science or cognate area;

•           Advanced knowledge and practical experience in the areas of evolutionary algorithms, circuit design and large software systems;

•           Prior experience in analogue and/or digital design;

•           Research expertise and competency to conduct individual and collaborative research projects;

•           Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research.

The role requires you to have:

•           Proven ability to design and implement evolutionary algorithms for real-world applications.

•           The ability to write up research work for publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination. 

•           Competency to make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events

•           Ability to identify sources of funding and contribute to the process of securing funds

•           Knowledge of Java, Matlab and Unix scripting languages are essential

In addition you will be able to work as part of a team and also to work independently using your own initiative.


The position is funded until 31/07/2021. Salary is on Grade 7 £39,608 - £48,677

The closing date for applications is 14 July 2019.

For an informal discussion please contact Head of Department, Prof Andy Tyrrell at, or if you would like to talk to someone about working in the Department please contact Dr Jude Brereton,

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