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Research Assistant per el BSC

ACM Europe ( is a legal non for profit entity established in 2013 by ACM ( according to the law of Brussels. ACM Europe mandate is to increase the presence of ACM in Europe and provide better services to the European computer science community of academics and practitioners. After more than five years of activity ACM has established privileged relations with the European Commission and national funding agencies. ACM Europe has recently started a number of dialogues with the Commission especially on the domain of CS education and skills. To move this agenda one step further forward it has recently decided to establish a EUACM body in analogy to what ACM has already for many years in the US with USACM ( A first task force has been formed with members from the ACM Europe Council led by the current ACM Europe council chair.  To support this task force a position of research assistant has been created and a post is now open at the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, which is actually hosting the current chair of the EUACM task force.
A brief description of this post follows,
Main Duties
  • To support the EUACM task force under the leadership of the chair in monitoring the relevant policy activity of the European Commission and related national policy authorities in Europe.
  • To extract and synthetize the relevant information from the various sources (web, press, other media channels) and prepare summaries for the rest of the EUACM team.
  • To draft articles and press releases.
  • To participate into relevant events in Brussels and possibly elsewhere in Europe.
  • Education
    • Bachelor, university degree or equivalent working experience.
  • Knowledge
    • Some background in computing.
    • Excellent knowledge of English language.
    • Additional major European languages’ knowledge will be an asset.
  • Professional Experience
    • Some previous experience of European projects.
    • Familiarity with national and international policy activities and studies.
    • Availability to travel in Europe to attend relevant policy events especially in Brussels.
  • Competences
    • Good communication and presentation skills.
    • Capacity to organize her/his own agenda and work plans.
    • Excellent capacity in monitoring various information channels on the written and audio/video media channels and on the Internet.
The position will be located in Barcelona at the BSC site and report directly to the head of EUACM and liaise with the USACM policy offices in the US. The contract will be for one year renewable.  The position will be included in the BSC organization.
Deadline: 16 January, 2015


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