Research Assistant in Energy-Aware System Design University of Bristol, Uk(a salary of £30,122)

School: University of Bristol/Uk

Level:Research Assistant

Field(s):Computer Science,..

Deadline:Sept 05, 2012: 9:00am

Funded by: European Commission

Anticipated Start date:1 October 2012


  • Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant to join a new project entitled “Whole Systems ENergy TRAnsparency (ENTRA)” funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme Future and Emerging Technologies Objective “Minimizing Energy Consumption of Computing to the Limit”.
  • The goal of the ENTRA project is to promote energy-aware system development, using advanced program analysis and energy modelling techniques to make predictions of energy usage available to the system developer and tool chain.
  • This will enable optimizations both during code development and at run-time and lead to more energy-efficient computer systems.
  • You will be supervised by Dr Eder, working as part of the ENTRA research team at the University of Bristol in close collaboration with our project partners at XMOS Ltd in Bristol, at the IMDEA Software Research Institute in Madrid, Spain, and at Roskilde University, Denmark.
  • You have a PhD in either Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Microelectronic Design, Mathematics or a closely related field. Alternatively, you have a first degree in one of these subjects and significant experience in a research role in industry.
  • You have started to build up a publication record. You must have excellent programming skills and be comfortable working closely with hardware.
  • It would be an advantage to have a strong background in at least one of the following areas: computer architecture, programming languages and compilers, computer-aided verification, program analysis and transformation.
  • You have excellent written and spoken communication skills and an ability to explain and share deep concepts and techniques with colleagues.
  • You enjoy working in an international team and are well motivated. You seek an intellectual challenge, are keen to learn and strive for excellence in research.
  • Fresh PhD graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Interviews are expected to be held mid-September 2012 with a start date of 1 October 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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