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Project Manager
Purpose: In this position you will coordinate activities and reporting for the Advanced Resource Recovery in Mexico (ARRM). ARRM is a multi-year, multi-discplinary 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.
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Research Scientist - Sedimentary Geoscientist
Purpose: The Quantitative Clastics Lab is growing its capabilities to carry out geologic studies at multiple spatio-temporal scales to understand processes and controls on sediment transport and deposition. The QCL aims to improve its capabilities in quantitiative analysis of shallow-marine and/or fluvial depositional systems. This position would add to those capabilities and lead a research program on shallow-marine and/or fluvial depositional systems.
Functions: Initiate and support QCL sedimentary geology research on shallow-marine and/or fluvial depositional systems using outcrop, subsurface and/or seafloor/topographic datasets applied to the characterization of reservoir connectivity and heterogeneity. Develop concepts for prediction of reservoir presence and quality in frontier basins. Develop tools for quantitative stratigraphic analysis of shallow-marine and/or fluvial clastic reservoirs. Collaborate effectively with colleagues and mentor junior research staff/students in quantitiative stratigraphy, sedimentology, outcrop characterization, and seismic stratigraphy. Present and publish research results; perform internal and professional society service. Support Bureau of Economic Geology activities. Seek and obtain funding to support and develop research and laboratory activities.
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Research Scientist Associate III - SEM Technician
Purpose: This position is for an SEM Technician to undertake laboratory functions including training of new users, minor repairs of laboratory equipment, purchases of laboratory supplies, operating the scanning electron microscope, and daily operations of the SEM laboratory.
Functions: Operation of laboratory equipment for sample processing and data collection. Improving laboratory protocols and researching new methodology. Repair and maintenance of various laboratory equipment. Enforcing safety protocols and providing safety training. Training of new users on various lab equipment.
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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).
 


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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.