The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate III - Energy Data Analyst

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary $3,750+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 730AM to 530PM
Posting number 13-12-18-01-4209
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

Finalist will be required to submit a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for 3 references and submit college transcripts to verify degree upon hire.

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 database management and mapping services for the State of Texas Advanced Resource Recovery (STARR) and Sloan Foundation research programs.

Essential Functions

Search and download from various energy-related databases such as A2D Log Line Plus, DrillingInfo, IHS, IGOR, and LandMark DataStar (for STARR and Sloan projects). Use workstation software such as Petra and GIS, and others. Provide maps of data downloads and interpretive maps using multiple data types. Provide database support to other Bureau projects and the Bureau's Directors. Working knowledge of ArcMap extensions, such as Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst. Working knowledge of ArcGIS spatial/ table join and relate applications. Familiar with Google Earth and kml/kmz file types. Obtain training and mentoring to expand skill set and impact, and become proficient on various energy related databases to be able to produce derivatives from these databases, including subsurface maps. Write summary reports of assigned topics relative to databases. Supervise Graduate Research Assistants as necessary. Publish research and technology findings in journals and present results at professional meetings.

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

Master's degree and two years experience, or Bachelor's degree and four years of research/work experience in the field of database management or mapping from databases. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office and advanced use of Excel and/or Access software, and web search engines. Good interpersonal skills, problem solving ability. Demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines on projects. Professional demeanor.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional experience over the minimum requirement. GIS expertise. A desire to work among several groups who need support relative to energy-related databases. Demonstrated ability to learn the use of new databases and the ability to produce derivatives from these databases. Background in a geologic or engineering discipline. Some experience with integrated geological, petrophysical, and geophysical interpretation programs. Working knowledge of ArcMap extensions, such as Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst. Working knowledge of ArcGIS spatial/ table join and relate applications. Familiarity with Google Earth and kml/kmz file types.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines. Occasional interstate, intrastate and international travel. Occasional fieldwork as necessary. Occasionally drive UT vehicle.

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