The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Associate - Geomechanical Modeler

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 730AM to 530PM
Posting number 14-05-09-02-0708
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

Interviewed finalists will be required to submit at least four 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 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Conduct geomechanical modeling of coupled fluid flow and deformation at geological scales. Use advanced soil models to simulate the coupled behavior of sediments.

Essential Functions

Conduct research using numerical modeling techniques to study the geomechanical response of sediments under the combined action of basin deposition and large-strain salt deformations. Produce deliverables that are useful to other team members. Publish reports in peer-reviewed journals. Work as part of an integrated team of researchers and technical staff. Present research results in oral and poster formats at local and national meetings. 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.

Marginal/Incidental functions

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.

Required qualifications

Ph.D. within the past ten years in Geology or Engineering or related field. Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research. Experience with finite-element modeling, with a background in theoretical rock mechanics or soil mechanics. Demonstrated understanding of soil models. Ability to present and publish results of research projects.

Preferred Qualifications

A record of independent research and publication commensurate with experience. A record of program leadership and service commensurate with experience. Evidence of ability to coordinate and direct ongoing research and meet reporting and other project milestones and deadlines. Proven ability to work in an integrated team of geologists and engineers. Experience modeling fluid flow in conjunction with deformation of a viscous medium. Experience with Finite Element packages, ideally Elfen or Abaqus. Demonstrated ability to write software to link with established finite-element-modeling software. Professional demeanor and good interpersonal skills.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Occasionally drive UT vehicle.

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