Postdoc position: Architectures for In-Memory Computations (V36.3163)

Postdoc position: Architectures for In-Memory Computations

(Postdoctoraal) onderzoeker
Faculteit Electrical Engineering


Postdoc position: Architectures for In-Memory Computations
We are looking for a talented Postdoc with a PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related disciplines with excellent grades, and good publications.

The classical Von Neumann computer architectures force data to be moved from a background memory to the processor before computations can be performed. Modern applications, e.g from the domain of big data, do not fit well on this architecture. Typically their performance is hampered by the memory bottleneck (due to lack of memory bandwidth, too long memory latencies, little data reuse opportunities, etc.). Near memory computations have been proposed to partially address this bottleneck. The H2020 project MNEMOSENE takes this idea one step further. It will develop and demonstrate a new, ultra-low energy, computation-in-memory (CIM) based architecture, including simulation and compiler tools; so the computation will as close as possible to the memory.

Research position
The postdoc will be involved in the advanced scientific research and teaching responsibilities of the Electronic Systems Group of Eindhoven University of Technology. Within the specific MNEMOSE project, he will focus on computation in memory and the development of an innovative multi-tile memristor-based non-Von Neumann architecture, which supports both storage and computation in the same physical location. This research will be executed in close collaboration with other universities and research organizations in- and outside The Netherlands. He will have many opportunities to coach and work with several PhD- and Master students, who work on In-Memory Computing and who combine extensive knowledge in the key fields (e.g. memristors, compilers, simulators, memory hierarchy, and computer architectures). The whole project team includes industrial partners from ARM, IBM, and various leading universities in Europe. This cooperation ensures that the developed concepts are suitable for future real-life applications.

The research will be carried out in the new laboratory of the Electronic Systems Group of Eindhoven University of Technology. The Electronic Systems (ES) group consists of seven full professors, one associate professor, eight assistant professors, several postdocs, about 30 PDEng and PhD candidates and support staff. The ES group is world-renowned for its design automation and embedded systems research.


The ideal candidate is pro-active, highly motivated, and independent, and has proven experience with the design of embedded systems. The candidate has also affinity with giving lectures and has good written and oral communication skills in English. We are looking for candidates that match the following profile:

  • A PhD degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related disciplines with excellent grades
  • Good publication record.
  • Excellent knowledge of computer architectures.
  • Very good programming skills (e.g., in C or C++).
  • Experience with hardware design (e.g., in Verilog or HLS).
  • A team player that enjoys coaching of PhD and Master students in multicultural teams.
  • Good communication and organization skills.
  • Excellent English language skills (writing and presenting).


We offer an exciting job in the group Electronic Systems of the Eindhoven University of Technology:

  • A full time appointment for at least 2 years (start date in the period April 2018 - October 2018) at Eindhoven University of      Technology
  • Gross monthly salaries and conditions are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU), scale 10,  depending on your experience.
  • More information on employment conditions can be found here:
  • Interesting cooperation with the high-tech industry in- and outside The Netherlands.
  • An attractive package of benefits, including end-of-year allowance, and excellent sport facilities.

Informatie en sollicitatie

For more specific information about these positions please contact:
prof.dr. Henk Corporaal,, or dr. ir. Sander Stuijk,

If interested, please use the 'apply now'-button at the top of this page. You should upload the following:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation and portfolio with relevant work.
  • A cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability for the position.
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications and key achievements in research project(s)).
  • Contact information of two references.
  • Copies of diplomas with course grades. 

Candidates will be selected based on graduation mark and proficiency at university including consideration of the reputation of the university, relevant experience and skills, writing skills and publications, work experience as well as performance in relevant modeling exercises and interviews.

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