Job Description

Company Name: AI Chip Center for Emerging Smart Systems

Job Title: Post-doctoral Fellow

Ref. No.: AC0002


We are seeking outstanding applicants for multiple full-time positions of Post-doctoral Fellow at the AI Chip Center for Emerging Smart Systems (ACCESS).


ACCESS is a multi-disciplinary center for advancing IC design and design automation technologies to enable novel data-centric computing paradigms supporting a wide range of AI applications. The research agenda in ACCESS is organized into four research programs, addressing four key technical areas, including 1) Enabling Technology for Emerging Computer Systems, 2) Architecture and Heterogeneous System Integration, 3) AI-Assisted EDA for AI Hardware, and 4) Hardware-Accelerated AI Applications.


The Post-doctoral Fellow is expected to be involved in the development of one or multiple research programs and projects in the Center. He/she will conduct research and development tasks that are assigned by the Principal and/or Senior Researchers. He/she is required to station and work at the Hong Kong Science Park, with occasional business travels to HKUST Clear Water Bay Campus and other Partner Universities of the Center when needed.


Applicants should have a PhD degree preferably in electronics, electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or equivalent, with proven experience in integrated circuit design, design automation or broadly microelectronics. Specifically, R&D as well as hand-on implementation experiences in the following area(s) with relevance to the design of AI accelerators are preferred (but not limited to):

  • Neuromorphic computing, compute-in-memory (CIM) and relevant memory and storage systems;

  • Non-volatile memory (CVM), silicon photonic devices, or 3D integration for acceleration of computing or communications;

  • AI algorithm and architectural co-design; Neural network optimization for hardware implementation;

  • ASIC design; FPGA prototyping;

  • Design and implementation of chip/hardware accelerators for AI applications;

  • Hardware-software co-design; Electronics design automation (such as modelling, simulation, physical design, logic/high-level synthesis, verification, testing, design for manufacturability, etc.)


The ideal candidate should have strong research motivation and sense of responsibility, ability to multi-task and work independently, and a good command of written and spoken English.


Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided. (Duration: 1 year, renewable)


For applications/nominations together with a full curriculum vitae, please send it to the Secretary of the Search, Ms Margaret Chau ( Review of applications will begin shortly and continue until the position is filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


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