University of Texas at Austin

Job Opportunities


Executive/Managerial Staff

There are no positions available at this time.  


Research Staff
 

Research Scientist Associate III - Organic Geochemist
Purpose: 
An organic geochemist will conduct biomarker research in conventional and unconventional petroleum systems, and manage the daily operation of an organic geochemistry laboratory.
Functions: Research activities, including research project report writing, manuscript writing, presentations in meetings, workshops, participation in research project proposal writing. Daily management of organic geochemistry laboratory operation and new analytical method development based on the requirements of existing projects and future proposed projects. Integrate data and research findings with other researchers and research programs at the Bureau of Economic Geology and support BEG activities. Seek and obtain funding to support and develop research and laboratory activities. Publish research findings.

To learn more, or to apply for this position, click here.

Senior Research Scientist - Reservoir Engineer
Purpose: As part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated research team, this senior level candidate will lead and conduct applied reservoir engineering research, with a focus on Texas, but with applications to other regions in the US and the world.
Functions: Lead research team engaged in complex fluid flow and reservoir modeling. Develop application and mitigation strategies. Engage in outside funding activities and promote program with stakeholders. 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.

To learn more, or to apply for this position, click here.

Program Manager/Chief Economist
Purpose: Act as Chief Economist for the Bureau of Economic Geology. Direct the Center for Energy Economics at the Bureau of Economics Geology and build an energy economics program that performs leading research on energy resources and markets.

Functions: Manage the day-to-day Energy Economics program at the Bureau. Direct Center for Energy Economics research on oil, gas, and electric power value chains and Energy-related resources. Develop new research projects integrated with ongoing research programs at the Bureau. Identify relevant training and outreach opportunites and implement projects accordingly. Publish research findings. Broadly support Bureau of Economic Geology activities.

To learn more, or to apply for this position, click here.


Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate III - TexNet Operations Associate
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.
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.

To learn more, or to apply for this position, click here.


Research Associate/Research Scientist - Sedimentary Petrographer

Purpose: Lead a research program in sedimentary petrography with focus on silicilastic rocks and deposits. Interpret petrographic observations in context of provenance and depositional environment.
Functions: Conduct general research in petrography. Apply petrography to regional projects. Seek and obtain funding to support and develop research and laboratory activities. Integrate data and research findings with other researchers and research programs at the Bureau of Economic Geology and Jackson School of Geosciences. Publish research findings. Support Bureau of Economic Geology activities.
To learn more, or to apply for this position, click here.


Research Associate - 3D Geomodeler
Purpose: Lead research in the applications of 3D geocellular modeling.
Essential functions: Generate 3D geocellular models at basin and field scales by integrating available subsurface data. Interface with geoscientists, engineers and economists to build, validate and refine these 3D models. Utilize available 3D modeling software managing input and preparation of data. Enable utilization and output of high quality graphics to allow interrogation of models. Define and implement workflows and interfaces with data vendor, petrophysical, and custom databases to update 3D models. Provide geological and modeling expertise to optimize the interpretation of model results. Assist other BEG geoscientists in the use of 3D geocellular modeling. Prepare and write reports and publications. Publish research results.
To learn more, or to apply for this position, click here.


Research Scientist Associate IV - 3D Geomodeler
Purpose: Generate 3D geocellular models at basin and field scales by integrating available subsurface data.
Essential functions: Interface with geoscientists, engineers and economists to build, validate and refine these 3D models. Utilize available 3D modeling software managing input and preparation of data. Enable utilization and output of high quality graphics to allow interrogation of models. Define and implement workflows and interfaces with data vendor, petrophysical, and custom databases to update 3D models. Provide geological and modeling expertise to optimize the interpretation of model results. Assist other BEG geoscientists in the use of 3D geocellular modeling. Prepare and write reports and publications. Publish research results.
To learn more, or to apply for this position, click here.
 

Research Associate - Sedimentologist/Stratigrapher
Purpose: To add to needed expertise and capability in the characteirzation of the sedimentology and stratigraphy of mudrock reservoir systems for the MSRL program.
Essential functions: Conduct basic and applied research in the characterization and interpretation of deep water depositional systems. Oversee and coordinate data collection activities using microscopy. x-ray diffraction, x-ray fluorescence analysis of facies. Collaborate effectively with peers within the Bureau of Economic Geology and externally. Present research results in peer-reviewed journals and at scientific meetings. Develop funding for research activities. Supervise and mentor staff and students. Be active in community and scientific service. Serve on Bureau of Economic Geology and Jackson School of Geosciences committees as needed. 
To learn more, or to apply for this position, click here.


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.

To learn more, or to apply for this position:

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).
 


Technical Staff

No positions available at this time


Administrative/Clerical Staff

No positions available at this time


Service/Maintenance Staff

No positions available at this time


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.