The SciTech group does research and development on software systems to help scientists manage large-scale computations. We work with scientists in domains ranging from genomics and proteomics to seismology and gravitational wave physics. We help scientists deploy their computations on some of the largest and fastest computing systems in the world. Our main project is the Pegasus Workflow Management system, which is used to orchestrate complex, large-scale data processing and computation pipelines. Pegasus compiles abstract, high-level workflow descriptions into efficient executable workflows that can be deployed on diverse cyberinfrastructure. Â In this process it expands and optimizes the workflow, adding data management tasks and performing task clustering, cleanup and other optimizations.
For more information about our group please visit our website: http://pegasus.isi.edu The SciTech group is part of the USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI). A unit of the University of Southern California's highly ranked Viterbi School of Engineering, ISI is one of the nation's largest, most successful university-affiliated computer research institutes. ISI researchers bridge the gap between theoretical basic research and product-oriented research and development. Â Its diverse expertise ranges from core engineering and computer science discovery to design, modeling and implementation of innovative prototypes and devices. A pacesetter for more than 40 years, ISI helped conceive, design and implement the Internet, including communications protocols that remain fundamental to Net operations such as TCP/IP, ICMP, DNS and SMTP. Today ISI's research initiatives span a broad range of fields including: intelligent systems such as natural language processing, machine translation and information integration; informatics that include computer networks, medical informatics and decision systems ; computational systems such as supercomputing approaches and biomimetic; and advanced electronics for space and other purposes.
ISI is located in beautiful, sunny Marina Del Rey, California.
Job Description for Project Specialist - Administrative (CiCoE)
The SciTech group (http://scitech .isi.edu) at the USC Information Sciences Institute is looking for a project specialist-administrative to manage a pilot study for Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence (http://cicoe-pilot.org ) and help develop it into a Center. Â We are looking for a competent, self-Âmotivated project specialist-administrative with a strong interest in scientific computing. The position involves coordination and managing the project across multiple teams in different geographical locations.
The ideal candidate would have experience in distributed computing and scientific computing, and prior experience in managing cyberinfrastructure projects at a research computing facility.
Education: Master's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Experience: 5 years , combined Â education/experience Â as substitute for minimum Â experience
Expertise: Understanding of the cyberinfrastructure stack and familiarity with popular open source computing stacks.
Plans, organizes and schedules activities to meet objectives. Ensures that these are well-documented and communicated to project personnel.
Prepares technical reports and papers about the project, progress and results of research activities. Supports the activities of project Advisory Committee.
Helps to develop and manage project budgets. Prepares and/or directs the preparation of financial reports as required. Directs ongoing purchasing activities including authorizations of one-time major purchases.
Identifies funding sources and opportunities. Assists with technical proposals and/or works with researchers to develop project proposals.
Plans and participates in meetings, discussion groups and other types of events to promote project visibility. Engages in presentations on behalf of the project.
Coordinates and/or links project operations with other administrate and research functions on and off campus. Serves as a key resource for project information and resolves problems or questions referred by internal and external sources.
Helps gather information for and disseminate information to the project website and social media.
Establishes and maintains an active network of professional contacts.
Handles travel reimbursements and purchase orders.
Maintains internal document and presentation repositories. Maintains and updates project website.
Computing skills: Experience with relevant software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Overleaf; Internet search tools, web design, and repositories such as GitHub.
Excellent writing skills
Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related project or administrative experience.
Internal Number: REQ20084877
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.