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The following positions are currently available at the Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin:
 

Executive/Managerial Staff

Associate Director, Energy Division
Posting number 15-06-24-02-0381

Purpose:
The Associate Director, Energy Division at the Bureau of Economic Geology is responsible for a broad research portfolio comprising over 70 scientists, engineers and economists with an international reputation for conducting objective, basic and applied research.

Essential Functions:
Coordinate and manage research in the Energy Division of the Bureau, staying aware of current research progress, identifying areas of potential synergies between projects, and ensuring that necessary collaboration occurs. Coordinate with Bureau Environmental Division, seeking staffing synergies and collaboration opportunities. Identify new research directions and plan for appropriate staffing by internal transfer or recruiting and hiring. Work with staff and the directorate to seek and develop new funding opportunities consistent with Bureau strategies, skills and budgetary needs. Develop in-depth contacts in industry, federal and state governments, and selected foundations. Develop broad collaborative efforts with other units in the Jackson School, across UT, in other universities, national labs and beyond. Promote the Bureau through presentations to external audiences, interactions with the media, outreach to the education community, hosting industry and governmental guests, and participation in Bureau events. Optimize organizational structure to ensure good supervision and timely identification of performance issues and promotional candidates. Supervise approximately 10 direct reports and a 70 member Division. Participate in discussions with Bureau Directorate regarding tactics and strategies for the Bureau and support the Director broadly. Work with administrative support staff on routine matters including payroll; recruiting; proposals for funding; travel, access, and external employment approvals; information technology; infrastructure improvements; etc. Track budget status in each major project (Industrial Associates Programs, Sponsored Research Projects etc.) and work with PIs to resolve issues with budgets or deliverables.

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Research Staff

Research Scientist Associate III
Posting number 15-08-26-01-4209

Purpose:
This position provides support in reservoir characterization that can be used in multiple applications, including stratigraphic mapping for resource evaluation, analyzing fresh water and brackish water resources, mapping the base of fresh water, and contributing to potential aquifer storage and recovery projects.

Essential Functions:
Perform original and independent research in aquifer/reservoir characterization for water resources and energy production purposes, including wire-line log and production data interpretation. Compare downhole logs with core samples, including familiarity with describing rocks Perform resistivity logging for qualitative assessments of brackish water resources. More advanced petrophysical capabilities preferred. Prepare quantitative static models, subsurface correlation networks and subsurface mapping using software such as Petra. Familiarity with Arc GIS would also be very valuable. Use GIS to make maps. Present project results to funding agencies, report results of research in journal articles and books, and present results at professional meetings.

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Senior Research Scientist
Posting number 15-07-06-01-0701

Purpose:
Lead the new Center for Integrated Seismicity Research (CISR).

Essential Functions:
Lead CISR program and supervise CISR-TexNet staff. Lead and conduct fund raising with industry and government entities and promote program with stakeholders. Plan and coordinate research and outreach activities in consultation with BEG director, CISR lead investigators, industry sponsors, an external Technical Advisory Committee, and an internally-appointed Center Management Council. Conduct research activities. Prepare publications and 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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Project Manager
Posting number 15-07-06-01-0361

Purpose:
To supervise and oversee permitting, installation, operations and maintenance of a statewide seismograph network including both permanent and portable seismograph stations; manage data flow; and, lead reporting.

Essential Functions:
Oversee the design, implementation, staff acquisition, and staff management for a state seismograph network for Texas, including the deployment of permanent stations and field operations involving temporary seismic stations, as needed. Lead in designing, implementing and managing staff for an effective and efficient data workflow system for TexNet, including data acquisition and storage, routine near-real-time location of seismic events, preparation of a catalog, and developing a website(s) to serve industry and public needs concerning earthquakes that may occur in Texas. Lead in regular interactions with scientific collaborators and the public. Coordinate with external agencies including the USGS and the IRIS DMC to ensure that TexNet data and data products are publicly available and of maximum utility to satisfy the needs of the public, industry, and the scientific community. Collaborate with the Principal Investigator of CISR, CISR scientific leads, and the TexNet Advisory Committee appointed by the governor of Texas. Produce deliverables that are useful to other team members. Publish reports in peer-reviewed journals. Present research results in oral and poster formats at local and national meetings.

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Research Scientist Associate III
Posting number 15-07-03-01-4209

Purpose:
To participate directly in efforts to permit, install, operate and maintain both permanent and portable seismograph stations, manage data flow, and assist in analyzing earthquake data.

Essential Functions:
Oversee and participate directly in efforts to permit, install, operate and maintain both permanent and portable seismograph stations. Assist team members in designing and implementing an effective and efficient data workflow system for TexNet. Produce deliverables that are useful to other team members. Publish reports in peer-reviewed journals. 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.

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.
 
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