Selected candidate may be appointed to the title Research Scientist or Research Associate based on research accomplishments, professional experience, and qualifications. Interviewed finalists will be required to submit at least four letters of recommendation. Degree verification required.
Conduct research and study the evolution of salt structures to determine principles governing their behavior.
Use seismic and outcrop datasets to build an understanding of salt-tectonic processes. Participate in field experiments and applied research relevant to the study of salt structures. Publish research results in peer-reviewed publications. Present research findings in oral and poster formats at local and national scientific meetings and technical workshops. Serve as mentor to the Bureau's junior researchers, students, and postdocs. Participate in outreach with state agencies and/or companies. Serve on internal committees as necessary. Interact with university researchers and staff to assist in planning and developing research programs. Develop new programs and funding.
Other related functions as assigned. Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines. Occasional interstate, intrastate and international travel. Field work as necessary.
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.
PhD in Geology or related field. Structural geologist or stratigrapher with interests in structural geology. Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research. Demonstrated ability to effectively present and publish results of research projects. Proven ability to publish results of research in scientific journals and reports. Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a research team, and to present research to professional peers.
PhD plus ten or more years of related post-graduate experience. Experience working in salt basins. Workstation seismic interpretation experience. Oil company experience. Proven record of scientific publication commensurate with experience. Willingness to adapt to changing research programs and project needs. Proven ability to develop funding for new projects. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and deliverables. Professional demeanor and good interpersonal skills.
May work in all weather conditions May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Occasionally drive UT vehicle.