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Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow (3+ posts)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-016697

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/05/2021

Salary: £27,025 to £50,132 per annum depending on experience and which role chosen

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Computer Science

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Until 31 March 2023

School / Directorate: School of Engineering

Applications are invited for positions of Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow to work within the SpiNNaker Project: a neuromorphic computing platform comprising 1 million mobile phone processors and a unique multicast routing fabric. The SpiNNaker architecture is optimised to support the simulation of simple (point-like) neurons and their synaptic connections. The positions will start as soon as possible and run to 31st March 2023. The successful candidates will get the opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team, incorporating aspects of neuroscience, mathematical modelling, and neuromorphic computing. The role will involve creation and testing of new models and SpiNNaker software. The post will therefore entail the design and development of software for the SpiNNaker platform: Python based pre-processing software, and C based software for execution on the SpiNNaker machine.​​​​​​​

The Department of Computer Science is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education.  The School holds a Bronze Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance.

We particularly welcome applications from women and other under-represented groups for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.  For further information, please visit

The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community.

Blended working arrangements may be considered      

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Stephen Furber


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:

Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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