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Research Staff

Environmental Economist

Job Code: R_00018559-1

Purpose: As part of multidisciplinary, integrated research teams across the Bureau of Economic Geology (BEG), the candidate will conduct research on environmental economics, focusing on the energy and natural resource industries, and developing new research areas that can contribute science-based standards to improve environmental and social criteria being considered by ESG practitioners.

Functions: Conduct research into estimating the monetary value of environmental emissions (e.g., GHGs, PM) to air, land and water, land use and conservation, biodiversity and ecosystem services, and how these estimates can be included in life cycle analyses (LCA) and cost-benefit analyses (CBA). Develop proposals and assist in fundraising activities. Present research results to stakeholders, public agencies, interest groups, and professional meetings. Publish research results in journal articles or books. Provide service to professional societies, the Bureau of Economic Geology, and the Jackson School of Geosciences. Serve on committees as needed. Supervise and mentor junior research staff and students.

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Postdoctoral Fellow Energy Economist

Job Code: R_00018527-1

Purpose: The Tight Oil Resource Assessment (TORA) project is looking for a full time researcher with experience in energy economics to enhance its production outlook methodology. The position requires working closely with TORA subsurface scientists and data analysts. The position requires combining solid fundamental knowledge of business economics and profitability. Ability and desire to communicate ongoing research with project sponsors is essential.

Functions: Energy economics. Intra-team interaction. Knowledge and technology transfer.

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Geoscience Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Code: R_00018511

Purpose: State of Texas Advanced Resource Recovery (STARR) project is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to characterize the stratigraphy and structural complexities of bedded and onshore domal salt formations using both outcrop and subsurface data in the State of Texas. The position requires performing multidisciplinary research and integration of sedimentological/stratigraphic data, geochemical and geomechanical analyses, salt tectonic principles and engineering fundamentals within a technoeconomic context aimed at resource assessment. The position requires proficiency in at least one G&G subdiscipline, experience working complex subsurface problems within salt basins and the ability to understand and integrate data from other subdisciplines beyond the own area of expertise. Proven record of excellence working in multidisciplinary and collaborative environments is required, as well as commitment to contribute to both academic and applied knowledge leading to publications in international peer-reviewed journals. The Postdoctoral Fellow will interact with Texas operators and other state level stakeholders.

Functions: Salt formation characterization for purposes of assessing H2 storage capacity in salt caverns in the State of Texas. Knowledge and technology transfer. Project administration.

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Seismic Analyst Lead

Job Code: R_00017858

Purpose: As part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated research team, the candidate will participate directly in efforts to analyze earthquake data and lead the seismic analysis.

Functions: To work on establishing earthquake locations and quality control of results. Lead the seismic analysis. Provide results and present in our stakeholder groups and conferences.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Code: R_00017662

Purpose: Perform analysis of chemical interactions and simulate multi-phase porous flow modified by water injection. Analysis of the role of kinetics, catalysis, and temperature on gas-gas and gas-fluid reactions.

Functions: Conduct novel research on gas-gas and gas liquid equilibrium for modified in situ combination in oil reservoirs, in close collaboration with team members. Present research to IA members and other stakeholder at IA meetings and short courses. Publish in BEG Reports of Investigation; peer reviewed, international, journals; and informal reports. Develop high performance computing applied to simulations that form the basis for these studies.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Code: R_00016282

Purpose: Analyis of Earthquake data and Industrial Operations to provide semi-empirical statistical models to identify existing correlations/associations and future trends to mitigate potential impacts on infrastructure. Model-inputs might include earthquake data, hydrogeological characteristics, oil and gas operations, stress-change models and ground deformation estimates (e.g. InSAR, GPS).

Functions: Provide novel research on semi-empirical statistical models linking human operations to the evolving seismicity rates in Texas and New Mexico. The goal is to be able to construct probabilistic forecasts of the spatio-temporal distribution of seismicity in response to energy-related human activities. Present in stakeholder meetings and conferences. Publish in peer reviewed journals. Contribute to collaborative research modeling stress changes in the subsurface due to fluid injection/extraction operations, to validate potential identification of causal factors. The results could be integrated in a regional time-dependent seismic hazard model estimating earthquake-induced ground-motions.

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Research Associate

Job Code: R_00016169

Purpose: The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge or some familiarity with prominent workflows in data science and machine learning, data ETL (Extraction, Transformation and Loading), various commercial and open source fluid flow simulation packages (included but not limited to CMG, Eclipse, etc) and be able to contribute to the codes/algorithm development (Python) in a group of Engineers, Data Scientists, Geologist.

Functions: Research and development in reservoir engineering and data science with focus on application to carbon capture, utilization and storage. Fund raising from state, federal and industry to carry out fundamental and applied research in relevant topics. Public outreach and communication of the results of the research including attending conferences and meetings.

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Research Program Coordinator

Job Code: R_00016041-1

Purpose: Coordinating and conducting science communications for Gulf Coast Carbon Center (GCCC) research programs for a variety of sector audiences, including nonprofit, corporate, state or federal agencies, and popular outlets. The candidate will help research staff articulate findings to a wide variety of stakeholders with different levels of science literacy and help research staff communicate more effectively with the wide variety of GCCC groups and individuals (e.g., consortium sponsors, industry representative, science collaborators, etc.).

Functions: Scheduling, recording minutes, and creating communications materials. Website management. Newsletters, reports, interviewing GCCC staff for newsworthy updates. Outreach to diverse audiences. Citation management, scientific and popular press. Graphics management and generation. Sponsor communications.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Code: R_00015977

Purpose: Perform large-scale watershed modeling; Develop physics-informed, machine learning models.

Functions: Develop hybrid ML and process-based models for streamflow forecasting. Prepare data through watershed simulation, climate data downscaling. Document and present results in regular meetings and professional society meetings. Publish research results in peer reviewed publications. Assess and interpret model outputs using statistical and explainable AI(XAI) techniques.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Code: R_00013926

Purpose: Conduct earthquake analysis research for the TexNet project. Analysis of TexNet earthquake catalog, and relocation of seismicity using cross correlation methods. Use signal processing methods to identify dependence of resulted catalogs to initial data set (e.g. influence of workflow, inactive areas become active). Application of ML to TexNet ground motion data to detect and locate seismicity.

Functions: Create high resolution catalogs for seismicity characterization. Dependence on cross correlation earthquake catalogs on initial catalogs. Optimal network geometries for high resolution cross correlation and relative relocation catalogs. Publish results of research.

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Research Scientist

Job Code: R_00013668

Purpose: Lead emerging research program in geothermal, subsurfacestorage, hydrogeology or environmental engineering.

Functions: Manage a research program, producing deliverables on time, keeping projects within budget, meeting project reporting and publication requirements, and ensuring that the project is appropriately resourced.Conduct technical research. Supervise the research team and additional direct reports as assigned. Interact with Industry, Government, and Academic stakeholders to seek input on research directions, define and execute relevant programmatic research, and secure funding and data to conduct research. Make presentations to professional groups, state agencies etc, and publish research results.

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Senior Research Scientist

Job Code: R_00013666

Purpose: Lead emerging research program in geothermal, subsurfacestorage, hydrogeology or environmental engineering.

Functions: Manage a research program, producing deliverables on time, keeping projects within budget, meeting project reporting and publication requirements, and ensuring that the project is appropriately resourced. Conduct technical research. Supervise the research team and additional direct reports as assigned.Interact with Industry, Government, and Academic stakeholders to seek input on research directions, define and execute relevant programmatic research, and secure funding and data to conduct research.Make presentations to professional groups, state agencies etc, and publish research results.

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Seismologist Field Engineer

Job Code: R_00018493

Purpose: As part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated research team, the candidate will participate directly in efforts to provide support on maintenance/deployment of seismic stations and analyze earthquake data.

Functions: Field maintenance of existing seismological stations and installation of future stations. To work on establishing earthquake locations. Provide results and present in our stakeholder groups and conferences.

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Field Operations Lead

Job Code: R_00018607

Purpose: As part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated research team, the candidate will participate directly in efforts to lead field operations for seismological stations.

Functions: Lead field operations. Field maintenance of existing seismological stations and installation of future stations. Provide results and present in our stakeholder groups and conferences.

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Project Manager

Job Code: R_00018599

Purpose: Lead the TORA Industrial Affiliates Program as Principle Investigator and team supervisor.

Functions: Manage the TORA research program producing quality deliverables on time, keeping project within budget, meeting project reporting and publication requirements, and ensuring that the project is appropriately resourced with funding and data. Engage with sponsors on research output. Conduct technical research including multidisciplinary integration. Interact with industry, gaining funding support, data access and input on research directions. Interact with other research groups (UT, BEG, and external) for technical collaboration. Make presentations to professional groups, state agencies etc., and publish research results.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Code: R_00018543

Purpose: Assess global water resources using remote sensing and global models.

Functions: Work with remote sensing data and analysis. Work with global models. Document and present results in regular meetings and professional society meetings. Develop proposals for Federal agencies such as NASA or USAID.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Code: R_00018562

Purpose: Perform large-scale hydro simulations; Develop physics-informed, machine learning models.

Functions: Development of ML for supporting coastal digital twin. Perform data harmonization of multisource dataset. Document and present results in regular meetings and professional society meetings.

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Research Scientist Associate III

Job Code: R_00018662

Purpose: Perform large-scale hydro simulations; Develop physics-informed, machine learning models.

Functions: Development of ML for supporting coastal digital twin. Perform data harmonization of multisource datasets. Document and present results in regular meetings and professional society meetings. Proposal development.

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Supply Chain Analyst

Job Code: R_00018520

Purpose: As part of a multidisciplinary, integrated research team, the candidate will contribute to various Bureau Of Economic Geology projects by conducting supply chain analyses mostly across the energy industry, and particularly related to the critical materials necessary for the future energy transition.

Function: Conduct independent research and contribute to broader programs in the supply chain needs for energy infrastructure, including energy generation plant construction, materials sourcing, fabrication, commissioning, decommissioning, circular economies, recycling, etc. Develop proposals and assist in fund raising activities. Present research results to stakeholders, public agencies, interest groups, and professional meetings. Publish research results in journal articles or books. 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

Job Code: R_00018693

Purpose: Perform market research and data mining for techno-economic analysis for hydrogen. Perform data analysis and model building for value chain analysis. Perform NPV analysis model. Review existing literature and gather data and assumptions.

Function: Market research and data collection for demand, production, and transportation of the hydrogen sector. Review and summarize existing literature. Create data analysis and economic model. Present research to IA members and other stakeholder at IA meetings and shortcourses. Publish in BEG Reports of Investigation; peer reviewed, international, journals; and informal. Develop high performance computing applied to simulations that form the basis for these studies.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Code: R_00019195

Purpose: The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge or some familiarity with prominent workflows in data science and machine learning, data ETL (Extraction, Transformation and Loading), various commercial and open source fluid flow simulation packages (included but not limited to CMG, Eclipse, etc), history matching, optimization and be able to contribute to the codes/algorithm development (Python) in a group of Engineers, Data Scientists, Geologist.

Function: Research and development in data science with focus on application to subsurface problems. Modeling including multiphase fluid flow simulation, History matching and optimization. Fund raising from state, federal and industry to carry out fundamental and applied research in relevant topics. Public outreach and communication of the results of the research including attending conferences and meetings.

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Code: R_00019246

Purpose: The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge or some familiarity with prominent workflows in data science and machine learning, data ETL (Extraction, Transformation and Loading), various commercial and open source fluid flow simulation packages (included but not limited to CMG, Eclipse, etc) and be able to contribute to the codes/algorithm development (Python) in a group of Engineers, Data Scientists, Geologist.

Function: Research and development in data science with focus on application to subsurface problems. Modeling including multiphase fluid flow simulation, History matching and optimization. Fund raising from state, federal and industry to carry out fundamental and applied research in relevant topics. Public outreach and communication of the results of the research including attending conferences and meetings.

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Geothermal Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Code: R_00019341

Purpose: The position will work on multiple current fundings exploring geothermal power resources, coal plant to geothermal conversion, geothermal data analysis and machine learning implementation, primary data acquisition, sedimentary basin geothermal development, and other emerging geothermal energy-related topics.

Function: Conducting research. Writing publications. Proposal development

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Petroleum Geochemist Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Code: R_00019541

Purpose: This position requires the candidate to design, assemble, and operate a geochemical test apparatus in a small scale to get ready and de-risk a future testing well that is going to be constructed at the Devine Test Site. Moreover, the candidate is required to develop computational reactive-transport models to reproduce the experimental and field observations of the fluid leakage through cement sheath. Candidate is expected to help with preparation of manuscripts and grants. Running field experiments is a component of this position and the candidate is expected to be available physically at the BEG and the field. Candidate is expected to work directly with vendors to procure equipment/materials and design lab/field experiments. Strong communication (written and oral) and teamwork are essential for this work.

Function: Design, assemble, and operate a laboratory-scale geochemical test apparatus to de-risk future field deployments. Analysis and modeling of the lab results to support this objective. Collaborate in the design and construction of an instrumented testing well at the Devine Test Site to scale up the laboratory apparatus to the field scale. Develop computational reactive transport models to characterize the formation and to explain possible complexities in the laboratory and field observations. Support the PI in writing grant proposals involving various AEC related concepts.

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Administrative/Clerical Staff

Administrative Associate

Job Code: R_00018104

Purpose: Purpose of position is to manage The Bureau of Economic Geology's (BEG) vehicle fleet and function as facility coordinator which includes but is not limited to maintenance requests, office moves, and construction/renovation projects.

Functions: Setting up and breaking down and re configuring BEG's various conference rooms. BEG vehicle fleet physical maintenance which includes taking vehicles to and from repair shops and performing basic general inspections and cleaning. Coordinating distribution of vehicle keys to BEG staff by managing online UT Drivers list, checking out vehicles to approved drivers, and managing scheduling of BEG's vehicle fleet. Monthly reconciliation of receipts generated from BEG vehicle fleet usage and managing mileage reports to assist BEG Accounting. Performing physical office move work within BEG which includes but is not limited to moving desk furniture, book shelves, chairs, tables, etc. Also coordinating furniture delivery and removal with UT Surplus Properties crews. Serve as primary contact for BEG building 130 Facility and Maintenance related issues. Coordinate work with UT Facilities trades as well as custodial crews, and also coordinate with third party contractors for special projects. Daily mail distribution and package delivery coordination in a 3 story administrative building setting. BEG building 130 fire safety coordinator and point of contact with UT Environmental Health and Safety office.

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Senior Administrative Associate

Job Code: R_00018509

Purpose: Purpose of this position is to provide support to the Bureau of Economic Geology's (BEG) research staff and the general public by managing the daily operations of the Houston Research Center (HRC) facility and viewing rooms, as well as managing other employees at the facility. The person hired will serve as primary point of contact for the HRC and will also manage the physical collection and electronic database for the physical collection at the HRC.

Functions: Respond to inquiries about physical core and cuttings collection at HRC. Scouting wells in storage racks, and setting up core viewing areas for patron visits and core. Coordinating meetings held in the two conference rooms available at HRC. Coordinating maintenance repair work and service contracts with outside vendors and contractors. Supply BEG Research Staff with departmental information, statistical reports and assist with storing and retrieving of field work materials. Give tours of facility and other public relations work for BEG and HRC. Perform work on large scale inventory project of all physical holdings at HRC which includes updating and managing BEG's electronic core and log database. Managerial functions of overseeing and directing full-time, part-time, and temporary staff.

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Publications Sales Associate

Job Code: R_00018660

Purpose: The Publications Sales Associate assists store customers in obtaining Bureau maps, guidebooks, research reports, and data available in the Bureau of Economic Geology's Store and Bureau website. Responsibilities include the day-to-day operations of The Bureau Store including sales, inventory control, fulfillment of publication orders, coordination with accounting and Bureau media department, and updates store products. The Publications Sales Associate will also coordinate with the Information Geologist as needed to answer customer inquiries and assist the Information Geologist with various publication-related tasks.

Functions: Open and maintain the physical store space; open and process the online and walk-in Bureau Store Orders. Check email and postal mail for orders; prepare and ship orders. Resolve customer issues. Keep the online Bureau Store up to date, adding new products when issued and revising prices as needed. Maintain publication inventory and sales records. Coordinate with Bureau media and accounting staff for publication production and revenue accounting. Place orders for store supplies. Maintain the Geological Society Publications inventories; prepare semiannual Royalty Payments emails in coordination with Bureau accounting staff. Refer technical questions to the Information Geologist. Assist the Information Geologist with various publication-related tasks and occasional outreach events. General staff functions include signing for deliveries made to loading dock. Backup Front desk as needed to greet and assist visitors needing parking permits.

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