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Research Staff

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 ( and Dr. Esti Ukar (

Project Manager
Manage the Permian Basin shale resource assessment program, producing deliverables on time, keeping project within budget, meeting project reporting and publication requirements, and ensuring that the project is appropriately resourced. Conduct technical research as part of the Permian Basin shale resource assessment. Supervise the Permian Basin shale resource assessment team and additional direct reports as assigned. Interact with industry contacts, gaining funding support, data loans, and input on research directions. Make presentations to professional groups, state agencies etc., and publish research results.

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Technical Staff

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Administrative/Clerical Staff

Grants & Contracts Specialist
Work with researchers to prepare and submit applications for sponsored funding. Develop budgets, copyedit proposal documents, and ensure that university and sponsor requirements and deadlines are met. Assist researchers with internal and sponsor forms and tools such as Cayuse 424,, Fastlane, etc. Act as interface between researchers and staff and the Office of Sponsored Projects-OSP and the Office of Industry Engagement-OIE. Work with sponsors and OSP and OIE on behalf of the Bureau during the award process. Coordinate and review terms of awards. Work with Reporting Specialist to establish cost share reports and other financial reports for all active projects. Interpret University administrative procedures regarding sponsored research and apply appropriate regulations when necessary. Review contract terms to ensure compliance with University and funding agency policies. This includes pre-award processes, reporting requirements, and post-award processes. Provide detailed sponsor proposal information to faculty and staff members initiating proposals. Prepare correspondence. Assist with file maintenance. Work as a member of an administrative team.

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Service/Maintenance Staff

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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.