The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV - Petroleum Engineer

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary $5,000+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 730AM to 530PM
Posting number 12-11-21-01-4208
Job Status Deleted
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Candidate hired will be required to provide proof of degree.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To provide expertise as a Petroleum Engineer to a multidisciplinary team evaluating domestic unconventional gas and oil resources.

Essential Functions

Gather, manage, and analyze large amounts of data through spreadsheet applications to conduct resource and production outlook assessments of key shale gas and shale oil plays. Quality check existing information and methodologies, identify areas of improvement and implement necessary changes. Provide reservoir engineering expertise for other conventional and unconventional resources projects at the Bureau of Economic Geology and the University of Texas at Austin. Communicate closely with geologists and economists and prepare presentations as required. Present research results at sponsor meetings and conferences. Contribute to fund raising and proposal writing. Publish research findings as senior author in peer-reviewed journals.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Ph.D. degree with major coursework in the field of petroleum engineering and two years of related experience, or Master's degree and four years of related experience, or Bachelor's degree and six years of related experience. Experience in production forecasting via decline analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

Two or more additional years of industry experience in asset development teams. Numerical modeling experience and knowledge of software products such as Petrel and Eclipse. Good written and oral communication skills. Proven ability to consistently meet deadlines. Record of publishing commensurate with experience. Demonstrated ability to perform independent research as well as work within an already well-established research team and across disciplines. Professional demeanor.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Occasional weekend, overtime, and evening work to meet deadlines. Occasional interstate, intrastate and international travel.

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