Expression of Interest for Merit Allocation Committees

Call for Expression of Interest in Pawsey Partner and Pawsey Energy & Resource Merit Allocation Committees

The Pawsey Partner and Pawsey Energy & Resource (E&R) merit allocation committees are responsible for allocating shares of the Magnus supercomputer to meritorious research projects based on a consideration of the project’s requirements, merit of the project and overall resources available.

Terms of Reference for the committees can be found here:

Pawsey is seeking additional committee members to support the current committee members for a term of one to two years. Expressions of interest are welcomed from appropriately qualified researchers in all fields of computationally- and data-intensive research including astronomy, chemistry/materials, computational fluid dynamics, engineering, environment/climate/earth system science, genomics, geosciences, molecular dynamics, and physics.

Selection criteria

Selection for committee membership is assessed, in the first instance, according to the following criteria:

  • Research excellence: Strength and significance of research achievements, relative to career opportunities, with relevant evidence including a record comprising significant publications in high-impact journals, and success in attracting competitive research funding, in the scientific domains identified in this call.
  • Knowledge/experience in computational and/or data-intensive science: Demonstrated expertise in a relevant field of computational and/or data- intensive science, including personal achievements in the application of large- scale computing facilities and/or data-intensive methods, and, as appropriate, the development and implementation of software.
  • Breadth of experience/knowledge: Capacity to contribute broadly to the work of the committee (in both research and computational assessments), and, particularly, in areas that may be outside of the applicant’s immediate field of expertise.

Overall consideration is also given to the principle of committee balance and the requirement for the committees to have a mix of skills to be able to assess the balance of applications that are submitted to the Partner and E&R schemes. Committee members will also be required to declare any conflicts of interest with projects applying under the schemes, and treat information made available to them during the review process as confidential.

EOI submissions

Please provide:

  • A curriculum vitae which includes a full list of publications and competitive grant funding
  • A one page statement of your relevant expertise focusing on:

Submissions should be emailed to by 28 September 2020.