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Research Staff

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. 

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Research Program Coordinator
Purpose: Project administrator to assist in CISR consortium, TexNet program and RISC project, all related to earthquake research program at BEG.
Essential functions: Provide administration support for research programs related to the CISR consortium and TexNet programs. Support includes scheduling and administrating meetings, assisting with client interactions, whether industry, state or federal sources; and helping in regular reporting activities. Support PI's on CISR, TexNet and RISC projects. Activities could include interfacing with different state representatives, scheduling meetings and workshops, reporting to sponsor and USDOE, etc. Assist BEG personnel in efforts to secure land use agreements for permanent and portable seismometer stations. Assist supervisor and PI's on budget and invoicing issues, as needed. Assist supervisor and PI's on Technical Advisory Council activities, including scheduling meetings, and developing minutes and other communication vehicles.

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Research Scientist Associate III - Hydrologic Data Analyst
Purpose: As part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated research team, the candidate will conduct research in hydrology (groundwater, surface water) related to energy and climate extremes using data analytics tools.
Essential functions: Conduct research in state of the art hydrologic issues using desired skills in big data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning using different programming platforms. Assist research team(s) in related engineering and hydrologic analyses. Collaborate with team members on program development and fund raising. Present research results at local and national meetings. Provide service to professional societies, the Bureau of Economic Geology and the Jackson School of Geosciences.

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Research Associate - Geoscience Data Analyst
Purpose: As part of multi-disciplinary, integrated research teams, the candidate will develop research avenues in using data analytics tools in the areas of hydrology and water/energy.
Essential functions: Conduct research in state of the art hydrologic issues using desired skills in big data analytics, artificial intelligence, statistical tools, and machine learning using multiple programming platforms. Assist research team(s) in related engineering and hydrologic analyses. Collaborate with team members on program development and fund raising. Present research results in oral and poster formats at local and national 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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Postdoctoral Fellow - Quantitative Economic Modeler
Purpose: Conduct resource assessment and economic analysis of shale plays in the Permian Basin and other basins.
Essential functions: Conduct research in the economics of oil and gas resources in U.S. shale plays including the Permian Basin. Develop and apply numerical analytical techniques to investigate resource plays. Publish research findings. Integrate data and research findings with other researchers and research programs at the Bureau of Economic Geology. 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).


Research Associate - Seismologist
Purpose: As part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated research team, the candidate will conduct applied and basic seismology-related research, with a focus on Texas, but with applications to other regions in the US and the world.
Essential functions: Perform original and independent research in the seismology of Texas, the surrounding area of Texas and elsewhere. Be substantially involved in analyzing data collected from the TexNet seismological monitoring program and other stations or assets that provide quality data. 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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Research Associate - Basin Modeler and Petroleum Systems Analyst
Purpose: Lead a research program in applied basin modeling and petroleum system analysis. Apply basin models and petroleum system methodologies to investigate oil/gas maturation and diagenetic processes. Opportunities include projects on Mexican and Arctic petroleum systems as well as Texas Basins. 
Essential functions: Conduct research in applied basin modeling. Apply petroleum systems analysis to basins of investigation. 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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Research Scientist - Basin Modeler and Petroleum Systems Analyst
Purpose: Lead a research program in applied basin modeling and petroleum system analysis. Apply basin models and petroleum system methodologies to investigate oil/gas maturation and diagenetic processes. Opportunities include projects on Mexican and Arctic petroleum systems as well as Texas Basins. 
Essential functions: Conduct research in applied basin modeling. Apply petroleum systems analysis to basins of investigation. 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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Service/Maintenance Staff

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