Research Assistant/Research Associate in Compiler Engineering at University of Edinburgh

by Bjoern Franke, Oct. 22, 2018

Applications are invited for the position of Research Assistant/Research Associate on the EPSRC funded project Discovery: Pattern Discovery and Program shaping for Heterogeneous Manycore Systems. This project is a collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, investigating new compiler based approaches to restructuring legacy sequential and parallel C++ applications to ease the introduction and tuning of skeleton-based patterned parallelism.

This post will involve working with the LLVM compiler framework, to encode definitions of the relevant code patterns as compiler passes, and to communicate the findings of these passes to the team members who are working on code-refactoring tools. There will be opportunities to take responsibility for guiding research decisions and for collaborating on research papers, all within the freedom of an academic research environment. The post would be suitable for a flexible working pattern, e.g. working largely remotely, and will offer opportunities for travel.

See

https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=045691

for more details.

The post is full time, fixed-term and is available from 1st January 2019 to 30th June 2020.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Prof. Murray Cole ([email protected]) or Dr Bjoern Franke ([email protected]).