May 1, 2020 — The National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS) issued a call of expression of interest for membership for the period 2020-2020 with the National Computational Merit Allocation Committee (NCMAC). The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 22, 2020, at 11:49 pm AEST. To be eligible, submit the EOI to [email protected].
NCMAS provides access, based on research and computational merit, for researchers at Australian universities and publicly- funded research agencies, to resource shares at the major national computational facilities. These facilities have been developed through substantial infrastructure investments in recent years by the Commonwealth Government (under its NCRIS and Super Science programs), with the operations of these facilities being supported by established collaborations that involve research universities and national agencies.
For 2021, NCMAS will allocate HPC resources at the national supercomputer installations: NCI, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, MASSIVE and FlashLite.
Expressions of interest are sought in the following fields of research to fill nine (9) positions:
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Environment/Climate/Earth System Science
Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified and experienced researchers (including early-career and mid-career researchers) who hold substantive appointments at Australian universities or publicly-funded research organizations.
Please note that membership of the Committee is honorary. However, travel and accommodation expenses (including those of Observers), associated with attendance at meetings, of the Committee are provided for.
Role of the National Computational Merit Allocation Committee
Resource allocations are made by an independent peer-review committee (NCMAC), the secretariat services for which are provided by NCI from its base at the Australian National University in Canberra.
Committee members will be appointed for a four-year term, with half of the Committee being renewed every two years. A Deputy Chair and Chair will be appointed for a two-year term from the Committee’s membership.
The current Chair of the NCMAC is Professor Derek Leinweber, Professor of Physics, University of Adelaide.
- A curriculum vitae which includes a full list of publications and competitive grant funding; and,
- A brief statement – of not more than one (1) page – of your relevant expertise,
- focusing on the selection criteria,
- indicating those research fields in which you are particularly well qualified to assess applications, characterised preferably by the standard FoR codes (please specify leading 4 digits only) which are used by the ARC and and NHMRC – information on FoR codes is available at: https://www.arc.gov.au/grants/grant-application/classification-codes-rfcd-seo-and-anzsic-codes
For the full announcement and selection criteria, visit https://ncmas.nci.org.au/2020/NCMAS-Committee-EOI
Source: National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS)