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Executive/Managerial Staff

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Research Staff

Research Associate - Groundwater Flow Modeler/Reservoir Engineer
Purpose: As part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated research team, the candidate will conduct hydrogeological and applied reservoir engineering research, with a focus on Texas, but with applications to other regions in the US and the world.
Functions: Compile engineering and hydrogeological data. Model subsurface flow from reservoir-sized domains to regional aquifers. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
 


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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.