The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Associate - Structural Geologist

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 730AM to 530PM
Posting number 14-05-09-03-0708
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 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


Study the evolution of salt structures to determine principles governing their behavior.

Essential Functions

Conduct research using seismic and outcrop datasets to build an understanding of salt-tectonic processes and evolution of salt structures. Produce deliverables that are useful to other team members. Publish reports in peer-reviewed journals. Work in 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. in Geology within the past ten years. Structural geologist or stratigrapher with interests in structural geology. Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research. Workstation seismic interpretation experience. Demonstrated ability to present and publish results of research projects.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in salt basins. Oil company experience. 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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