Job Opportunities


Executive/Managerial Staff
 

Program Director
Purpose: Serve as Associate Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), an international energy and environmental organized research unit, at The University of Texas at Austin. Provide program development, project coordination, and group management of environmental research programs at the BEG.
Functions: Serve as part of a small integrated administrative team of Directors at the BEG. Manage and grow the Environmental Division staff. Create and pursue a vision for multidisciplinary environmental research focused on Texas but with a global reach. Work with Principal Investigators to identify and develop sources of funding for existing and significant new multidisciplinary programs, particularly in the areas of sustainable water resources; coastal geology; natural hazards; induced and naturally occurring earthquakes; carbon sequestration through subsurface storage; and geologic mapping. Build relationships and communication links with industry, Federal and State agencies, and international groups that will ensure that new program opportunities are understood and potentially funded. Determine major project staffing and scheduling. Coordinate with administrators and project PI's to ensure that collaborative projects are on schedule, on budget, and research groups are interacting appropriately. Represent the BEG at conferences and UT meetings.
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Research Staff

Marine Seismic Field Acquisition Lead
Job code: R_00007058

Purpose: Provide support for 3D marine seismic research and associated service center activities, using a BEG-owned high-resolution 3D (HR3D) marine seismic system (P-Cableā„¢). Support includes maintenance, management, and deployment of marine geophysical equipment and related scientific research.
Functions: The applicant will be responsible for equipment management, field operations, and quality control of data using existing high-resolution 3D marine seismic (P-Cable) equipment. Participate in calibration and maintenance of equipment. Evaluate opportunities to improve performance capabilities and data quality. Assist supervisor and other Bureau of Economic Geology employees associated with the HR3D seismic program in developing research, writing reports and manuscripts, periodic reporting to sponsors/funding agencies, report results of research in journal articles, and present results at professional meetings using Microsoft Office and other products. Participate in obtaining funding for future research.
To learn more, or to apply for this position:
https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTstaff/job/PICKLE-RESEARCH-CAMPUS/Marine-Seismic-Field-Acquisition-Lead_R_00007058


Research Associate
Job code: R_00005599-1

Purpose: To lead and conduct interdisciplinary, applied research in the areas of water resources management, particularly related to floods in Texas, but expandable to other regions in U.S. and globally, depending on funding. We are seeking a researcher with experience in water resource management using one or more of the following technical approaches: numerical modeling of river basins at regional scales, familiarity with remote sensing (e.g. Soil Moisture Active Passive), and use of ground-based monitoring data (e.g. soil moisture monitoring network, groundwater level data). Applications can include a new statewide flood plan for Texas, hydrologic and hydraulic inputs to flooding, flood mitigation in urban and rural settings, and environmental flows.
Functions: Perform fundamental and applied research in the areas of water resources management, particularly related to floods. Obtain research funding in water resources related research from state and federal agencies, foundations and private companies. Foster relationships with research sponsors and partners at state agencies, such as the Texas Water Development Board and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and river authorities to design research projects. Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals, books, and other outlets. Present research results at national and international professional meetings, technical conferences, and at sponsor-held 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: 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:
https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/apply


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

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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:
https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/apply


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.