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Executive/Managerial Staff

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Research Staff


Senior Research Scientist
Job Code: R_000002359
Purpose: Lead the Center for Integrated Seismicity Research (CISR) in close coordination with a second CISR Principal Investigator and the Manager of TexNet; lead the CISR research program including individual and collaborative research, planning, coordinating, and outreach activities in consultation with the other PIs, Bureau Directorate, CISR lead investigators, industry sponsors, and two external Advisory Committees; lead and conduct fund raising with industry and government entities; supervise CISR staff within the discipline areas of his/her expertise including post docs and graduate students as appropriate; recruit for Bureau staff as needed to fulfill program objectives; direct planning and execution of sponsor meetings and annual reports; represent CISR externally to the research community, government and industry representatives, and the media.
Functions: Lead CISR program, supervise CISR staff. Conduct research activities and prepare publications and conference presentations. Engage in outside funding activities and promote program with stakeholders. Prepare reports. 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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Research Associate - Petrophysicist
Job Code: R_00002101

Purpose: Provide interpretation and information on basin-scale stratigraphic interpretations and geomodels being developed and to be used for understanding the impacts of large-scale fluid injection on reservoir conditions.
Functions: Analyze formation evaluation needs and recommend research plans for log-based formation evaluation on multiple projects. Perform advanced log analysis, including shale models where necessary, to determine mineralogy, porosity, permeability, saturation, TOC, mechanical and other attributes of selected zones. Assure reasonable agreement with other information sources such as core analyses. Conduct basic petrophysical research to improve formation evaluation workflows and results, given the extensive knowledge from collaborators regarding facies, porosity systems, mechanical attributes, etc. Assure quality control on digital datasets used for log, core, and other attribute analysis. Collaborate effectively with seismic and subsurface interpreters when necessary, to ensure best-quality log-to-seismic transforms. •Present and publish research results; perform internal and professional-society service. Train appropriate geoscientists and engineers on log analysis fundamentals.
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Research Associate - Quantitative Analyst Modeler
Job Code: R_00001712

Purpose: In this position you will conduct economic analyses and resource assessments of oil and gas in unconventional shale basins.
Functions: Conduct economic research on oil and gas resources including drilling and completion activities in unconventional shale plays. Analyze trends and factors controlling oil and gas productivity, assess economics at well and play-wide scale. Forecast future production of oil, gas and water; and drilling activity scenarios based on economics (price, costs), technology assumptions and regulation framework. Interact with multidisciplinary team members and other economists at the Bureau. Publish research findings. Broadly support Bureau of Economic Geology activities.
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Research Associate - Geomechanical Engineer
Job Code: R_00001063

Purpose: Build a sustained research program in reservoir geomechanics with emphasis on the geomechanics of induced seismicity. Initial research objectives include devising and executing numerical geomechanical simulations of the coupled flow and poroelastic response to subsurface fluid injection and production, and Coulomb failure stress analyses of faults.
Functions:  Conduct flow and geomechanics numerical simulations, compile subsurface data for model input. Present research results to funding agencies, report results of research in journal articles and books, and present results at professional meetings. Engage in outside funding activities and promote program with stakeholders. Provide service to professional societies, the Bureau of Economic Geology and the Jackson School of Geosciences. Serve on committees as needed, including mentoring of students and postdocs. Engage with other other disciplines (geologists, engineers) to develop integrated approaches.
To learn more, or to apply for this position: Please note that there are separate job boards depending on if you are a UT employee or not. It is imperative that you apply to the correct board. Once you have accessed the correct job board, you can either search for the position using either the title of the position or the job code. For instructions on how to apply through the correct job board, go to this page:
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Project Manager
Project Code: R_0000970

Purpose: In this position you will coordinate activities and reporting for the Advanced Resource Recovery in Mexico (ARRM). ARRM is a multi-year, multi-disciplinary research program addressing oil/gas recovery, exploration and water-energy optimization in Mexico.
Functions: Conduct technical research as part of ARRM projects. Coordinate UT's ARRM multidisciplinary program: monitoring project progress, keeping projects within budget, meeting project reporting and publication requirements. Interact with project PIs and account managers in UT Austin and the Mexican Petroleum Institute (Mexico City). Set up and execute project management system. Prepare and present program progress to UT governance committees; identify and recommend opportunities for improvement.
To learn more, or to apply for this position: Please note that there are separate job boards depending on if you are a UT employee or not. It is imperative that you apply to the correct board. Once you have accessed the correct job board, you can either search for the position using either the title of the position or the job code. For instructions on how to apply through the correct job board, go to this page:
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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).
 


Technical Staff

No positions available at this time


Administrative/Clerical Staff

Financial Analyst
Job Code: R_00002820

Purpose: Coordinate accounting and reporting for two to three of the bigger research programs at the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG). Programs are typically large, multidisciplinary, trans-college research programs managed by the BEG.
Functions: Manage and oversee the daily operations of all purchasing and accounting transactions including HR costing allocations. This includes account management and oversight of daily expenditures. Assists senior financial analyst in reconciling accounts and preparing monthly transaction reports for faculty and researchers. Prepares letter of agreement for spin-off project funding. Prepares other financial reports as requested including transaction detail reports and vendor spreadsheets. Hold weekly meetings with Project Directors to verify expenditures with proposed budget alignment. Analyzes fiscal data and reports conclusions, problems and recommends solutions to supervisor, Program Directors, and BEG Directorate. Assist with business management services and financial activities such as account analysis, forecasting, and financial reporting. Performs account reviews, verbally communicates to supervisor, and stakeholder issues and policies. Prepare budget reports and forecasts to assist the Program Directors and BEG leadership in developing short term and long-range budget decisions. Reviews fund groups for propriety of entries and takes necessary action to correct overdrafts. Other related functions as assigned.
To learn more, or to apply for this position: Please note that there are separate job boards depending on if you are a UT employee or not. It is imperative that you apply to the correct board. Once you have accessed the correct job board, you can either search for the position using either the title of the position or the job code. For instructions on how to apply through the correct job board, go to this page:
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Service/Maintenance Staff

Stores Clerk II
Job code: R_00001419

Purpose: In this position you will provide support to the Bureau of Economic Geology's (BEG) research staff at the BEG Austin Core Research Center.
Functions: Aid in inventory controls and maintenance of warehouse and core lab equipment. Assist with the ongoing inventory of geologic materials in the CRC repository. Assist in setting up the core sample lab for public or research staff viewings. Assist in setting up the core samples including plug, sample, and slab core. Operate liquid propane and electric forklifts to assist in setting up the core sample lab. Cut and prepare rock samples using masonry saws. Carry and move core samples and warehouse materials up to 80 lbs. Rebox core samples as needed and perform quality control on geological materials collection in the core repository. Assist researchers with field duties, as needed. Core sawing room expertise and responsibility. Prepare reports for incoming and outbound shipments. Unpack, identify, weigh and check incoming core, and store in proper areas. Maintain records of purchase orders, shipping tickets and receiving reports. Prepare outgoing deliveries for shipment. Provide additional furniture and lab equipment move support at CRC and BEG 130. Provide support for specific major core and cuttings inventory project at CRC to aid in building of new BEG online core database Continuum.
To learn more, or to apply for this position: Please note that there are separate job boards depending on if you are a UT employee or not. It is imperative that you apply to the correct board. Once you have accessed the correct job board, you can either search for the position using either the title of the position or the job code. For instructions on how to apply through the correct job board, go to this page:
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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.