The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Associate

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 730AM to 530PM
Posting number 13-02-04-01-0708
Job Status Closed
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

Interviewed finalists will be required to submit at least 4 letters of recommendation. Degree verification required.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 4 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To conduct research on the interaction of structural and diagenetic processes.

Essential Functions

Expand the Bureau's field- and core-based research on the interaction of structural and diagenetic processes in the formation and preservation of fracture systems in conventional and unconventional reservoirs through the integration of field structural observations, numerical simulations, microanalysis, and the development of 2-D and 3-D micro imaging techniques. Conduct structural, textural, and compositional data collection and analysis. Publish technical documents and conduct presentations to industry sponsors. Present project results to funding agencies. Prepare reports and publicize research findings in peer-reviewed journals and books. Develop a research program and obtain research funding. Serve on internal committees as necessary. Interact with researchers and staff at UT and elsewhere to assist in planning and developing new areas of research. Supervise junior staff. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate postdocs and Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistants in the performance of their research work. Serve as mentor to other students, interns, and postdocs.

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. in Geology and two years of related experience, with an emphasis in structural geology. Experience in quantitative field analysis of geologic structures, data synthesis and statistical analysis, application of petrographic and electron beam imaging techniques to characterize structures and textures on the micro-scale. Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed publications. Demonstrated ability to conduct public oral presentations. Proven lead-authorship on peer-reviewed international journal publications. Demonstrated capability and willingness to perform field investigations in remote locations under adverse conditions. Willingness to work as a fully contributing member in a research team. Demonstrated ability to work toward and adhere to project deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications

More than the required experience. Fundamental understanding of brittle structural geology. Experience with mentoring students in structural and analytical investigations. Professional demeanor. Experience with securing external funds. Demonstrated experience with working in collaboration with industry scientists.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving Occasional weekend, overtime, evening work to meet deadlines, and intrastate, interstate, international travel. Occasional field work in remote locations under primitive conditions for extended periods and around environmental hazards.

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