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Research Scientist Associate III
Posting #: 16-12-21-01-4209

Purpose: As part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated research team, the candidate will participate directly in efforts to install, operate and maintain both permanent and portable seismograph stations, manage data flow, and assist in analyzing earthquake data.

Essential functions: Maintain the Earthquake Management System and work on earthquake locations and signal analysis. Assist team members in developing and implementing an effective and efficient data workflow system for TexNet. Assist TexNet staff in field maintenance of existing seismological stations and installation of future stations. Produce deliverables that are useful to other team members, including the publishing of peer-reviewed literature. Present research results in oral and poster formats at local and national meetings.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship for Carbonate Paleokarst Position 
The Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin has an opening for new or recent doctorates (degree within the past 3 years) in geosciences or related fields, with expertise in carbonate geology. The candidate should have proven experience in carbonate diagenesis, ideally in the origin (formation mechanism) and burial evolution of karst in carbonate rocks. Skills in integration of core, outcrop, well-log, and/or seismic data to develop geological models are desirable. Strong training in structure (fracture/fault) geology would be an additional asset. BEG has some of the leading geoscientists in karsted and fractured carbonate reservoirs in the world. We are initiating a two-year multi-disciplinary project focused on the formation of paleokarst and fracture porosity with respect to reservoir development in Ordovician carbonates, northwestern China. We are looking for researchers with good communications skills and the strong desire to publish their work in peer-reviewed international journals. This position is at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus, The University of Texas at Austin. The appointment is for two years with a salary of ~$58,000 per year (depending on qualifications) plus benefits. The successful applicant can begin his/her research in September of 2015, or as soon as possible, but no later than May 16, 2016.

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All interested applicants should submit a complete CV (including education, employment history, awards, publications, and extramural funding record, etc.) and contact information for three references to Dr. Qilong Fu (qilong.fu@beg.utexas.edu) and Dr. Esti Ukar (esti.ukar@beg.utexas.edu).


Research Associate - Seismologist
Posting number: 16-11-28-01-0708

Purpose:
As part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated research team, the candidate will conduct applied and basic seismology-related research, with a focus on Texas, but with applications to other regions in the US and the world.

Essential Functions:
Perform original and independent research in the seismology of Texas, the surrounding area of Texas and elsewhere. Engage in outside funding activities and promote the program with stakeholders. Be substantially involved in analyzing data collected from the TexNet seismological monitoring program and other stations or assets that provide quality data. Present research results to funding agencies, report results of research in journal articles and books, and present results at professional meetings. Provide service to professional societies, the Bureau of Economic Geology and the Jackson School of Geosciences. Serve on committees as needed.

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The Bureau of Economic Geology is a research unit of The University of Texas at Austin, and as such adheres to all University hiring practices. The University of Texas at Austin is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All positions are security sensitive, and conviction verification is conducted on applicants selected. The University of Texas at Austin remains committed to seeking the best qualified person to fill each available position.