Research Assistant in Fault-Tolerant Systems Design and Testing



Merchant Venturers' School of Engineering

Contract type

Fixed-term contract staff

Working pattern

Full time


£30424 - £34223


Grade I


Pathway 2


Level a

Closing date for applications

Based in the Department of Computer Science, there is currently a short-term opportunity for post-doctoral research for nine months starting from June 2013. You will carry out research in fault-tolerant VLSI Design, under the supervision of Prof. Dhiraj Pradhan ( in collaboration with other researchers.

The research will target fault-tolerant design and testing techniques for future multiprocessor systems-on-chip (MPSoCs). These are highly reliable systems that will need to guarantee continuous and correct operation in the existence of different types of faults. The research project, originally started in Nov 2011 project, is funded by the EU FP7 programme in collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), EPFL (Switzerland) Imperial College (UK) and FORTH (Greece). The industrial partners are Recore Systems (Netherlands), Yogitech (Italy) and Neurasmus (Netherlands).

Responsibilities include, but not limited to, conducting collaborative research with researchers working for the project as well as others in the group. You will have a PhD, research experience and publications in fault-tolerant VLSI design or in related areas. Furthermore, you will need to demonstrate good written and oral communication skills with the ability to present papers at conferences and work with others in a collaborative context.

Informal enquiries to Professor Pradhan ( for further details regarding the position are encouraged before submitting your application.

The successful applicant for this vacancy may be appointed either on a fixed term or a permanent contract depending on the extent of their previous relevant research experience, in line with the University’s Fixed Term Contract Agreement. Further information can be found at