University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Research Fellow in High-Performance Computing

United Kingdom

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Research Fellow in High-Performance Computing Cyber Physical Systems

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 Per annum Full Time Fixed Term for 3 years Closing Date: Thursday 25 April 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2672624FP

Research fellow in compute and network infrastructure for event-triggered compute

The SONNETS project is a new £6.5M EPSRC programme grant led by the school of Electronics and Computer Science in the University of Southampton, in collaboration with Imperial College London, and Newcastle University. Over five years the project will create new tools, algorithms, and systems for monitoring and estimating UK national financial risk.

We will build a digital shadow for the UKs economy which constantly ingests data from many sources, generates potential adverse scenarios, models and labels the scenarios, and uses new and existing machine learning methods to build intelligent and proactive risk models. The diverse set of modelling, learning, and data management components will run on a heterogenous cloud, using an approach called event triggered computing to execute and manage computation.

About you

You should be an independent and creative researcher, with the ability to use theory and applied engineering to create and use complex computing systems. Your research will support the cloud-based integration of a diverse set of learning and modelling components developed within the project, building on your understanding of contemporary cloud computing and system development paradigms.

You should have a PhD or equivalent experience in an area related to computational systems, either in theoretical or applied engineering. Due to the open ended nature of the research we do not require any specific research specialism, but you should have made research contributions in a related area, such as: networking, cloud architectures and systems, distributed computing, high-performance computing, or formal verification.

You should have experience with high-performance programming language (e.g. C++, Rust, Go), or framework (CUDA, Tensorflow, MPI), with the ability to develop, maintain, and optimise complex systems. You will be collaborating with a large group of researchers, and should have experience in modern software development practises such as source control and testing.

What we can offer you

The project consists of three universities (Southampton, Imperial, and Newcastle), and includes a diverse set of partners from government (IMF, FCA, BoE), finance and simulation (...), artificial intelligence (Turing Institute, ...), and computing and networking (Intel, Microsoft, ...). The long-term and open-ended nature of a programme grant means there are many opportunities to try out new approaches and ideas, and there are lots of opportunities to collaborate within the group and with partners to develop new skills. Independent and creative thinkers are encouraged, and there is substantial scope to develop and take ownership of the research and engineering aspects.

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.'.

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    Job details


    Research Fellow in High-Performance Computing


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    March 29, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 25, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

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