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PRACE to look for Peer-Review Officer

19 Jul 2016 Brussels - The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe - PRACE AISBL is looking to hire one Peer-review Officer to join its Brussels secretariat.

Th main responsibilities include:

1. Prepare and implement Call for Proposals

  • Draft the terms of reference of each Call, in interaction with the Board of Directors (BoD) of the PRACE AISBL and the HPC centres (Hosting Members (HM) and/or Tier-1 Centres, depending on the type of call) participating in the Call;
  • Prepare a plan setting out the timing of each element of the call and the milestones to be met;
  • Update the supporting documentation (Technical Guidelines, applications forms etc.) in conjunction with the participating Centres. This includes incorporating feedback from applicants of previous calls to improve and simplify the process, where appropriate;
  • Act as the main interface between applicants and PRACE AISBL in matters relating to peer review, in particular providing support and assistance to the applicants in completing the proposal forms, and deliver feedback from the scientific and technical reviews to them.

2. Administer the Peer-review Process

  • Perform an administrative check on all proposals, including interaction with applicants for corrections/clarifications;
  • Liaise with PRACE Access Committee (AC) for the selection of reviewers and ensure that the timetable is adhered to. Identify additional reviewers who can act as reserves;
  • Liaise with the HPC Centres for the technical review;
  • Distribute the proposals among scientific area, in interaction with AC;
  • Assign reviewers to each proposal and manage the review process (if necessary, providing assistance). Manage conflicts of interest in the assignment of reviewers to proposals;
  • Perform a quality check of the reviews (for confirmation by the AC and panelists during the Prioritisation Panel);
  • Communicate results to the applicants, centres and HM representatives and provide them with feedback about decisions on request;
  • Interact with the lead scientists (Principal Investigators) of awarded projects e.g. to manage requests for extensions, collect in final reports etc.;
  • Maintain and update a database of all scientific output (publications, thesis, presentations...) of completed PRACE awards, as listed in the final report.

3. Plan and organize the Prioritisation Panel

  • Define the panels (size and potential merging), in interaction with AC and BoD;
  • Select the panelists, in interaction with AC and BoD and invite them to attend. Manage conflicts of interest in the assignment of panelists;
  • Organise the logistics aspects of the meeting, with support from the office secretarial staff;
  • Prepare the master files and other documentation for each of the science panel sessions;
  • Perform the secretariat of the Plenary session and Allocation Committee.

4. Manage the PRACE Experts and distributed resources databases

  • Maintain and update a database of potential reviewers;
  • Interact with the organisation which provides technical support for the PRACE Peer Review Tool (PPRTool, e.g. on updates, debugging, problems notified by the users...);
  • Maintain a database of submitted proposals, their reviews, reviews outcomes, final reports;
  • Provide country performance table and country data statistics per scientific area to each PRACE member, after each Call;
  • Undertake additional data analysis on demand for the BoD, Council Chair, or third parties.

5. Communications

  • Provide tailored information for press releases or reports, in response to requests from the PRACE Communications Officer;
  • Prepare quarterly reports for the BoD, reports for the Council meetings, and for the PRACE RI annual report.

Guideline of the percentage of time spent on each area of responsibility:

  • Administration of the Peer-review Process: 40%
  • Plan and organize the Prioritisation Panel: 10%
  • Prepare and implement Call for Proposals: 10%
  • Manage the PRACE Experts database and distributed resources database: 10%
  • Communications and Reporting: 30%

Key skills needed:

  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Degree level education in a science subject, preferably with a modelling or HPC-related PhD;
  • Experience of project management processes;
  • Proven organisational skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Ability to work on own initiative;
  • Advanced Excel skills (i.e. experience of data analysis);
  • Ability to interact with technical teams e.g. to define requirements for peer review tool, etc.

If you are interested, you can send your CV and application letter to jobs[at]prace-ri.eu with reference “Peer-Review Officer" by 20 September 2016, 12:00 (noon) CEST. Only shortlisted candidates will receive a reply.

The job description is available at http://www.prace-ri.eu/IMG/pdf/2016-07-19-Peer-Review-Officer.pdf .
Source: PRACE

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-07-25

Special

SpiNNaker and BrainScaleS neuromorphic systems ready for non-expert use in stochastic inference computing ...

Beyond Moore's Law panelists address business maturity of new technologies, future developments, neuromorphic chip training, and memristors ...

Focus

D-Wave works with its customers Lockheed, Google and Los Alamos to design better quantum software ...

Altair's Bill Nitzberg to present PBS Pro open source license version, PBS Simulator and PBS Cloud Manager ...

Quantum computing

Russian physicists discover a new approach for building quantum computers ...

RMIT researchers make leap in measuring quantum states ...

Focus on Europe

Guiding EU researchers along the last mile to Open Digital Science ...

Digital Humanities and Urban Climate proposals win NLeSC-Lorentz Workshop competition ...

European Horizon 2020 Work Programme update supports competitiveness through open science ...

6th Irish Supercomputer List shows Irish HPC capacity doubles with new no. 1 and three new TOP500-class machines ...

PRACE to look for Peer-Review Officer ...

7th International HPC Summer School took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia ...

Middleware

Inria joins the OpenMP ARB ...

Hardware

Gigabyte announces official release of production-ready Cavium ThunderX-based servers ...

The University of Tokyo selects Mellanox EDR InfiniBand to accelerate its newest supercomputer ...

Smallest hard disk to date writes information atom by atom ...

A mini-antenna for the data processing of tomorrow ...

Hangzhou C-SKY Microsystems joins EEMBC Executive Board ...

Electron spin control: Levitated nanodiamond is research gem ...

The Scripps Research Institute leverages powerful end-to-end DDN storage to help reveal secrets to new medical treatments ...

Applications

MSC Software partners with Italian Campania Region Technological Aerospace District for the development of aeronautical programmes ...

Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services and Cray offer advanced Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics services ...

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Rice wins interdisciplinary Big Data grant ...

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The HNSciCloud Pre-Commercial Procurement tender is out: you can bid now ...

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