The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Associate - Seismologist

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary $6,416+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-07-27-01-0708
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

None provided

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


As part of a multi-disciplinary, integrated research team, the candidate will conduct applied and basic seismology-related research, with a focus on Texas, but with applications to other regions in the US and the world.

Essential Functions

Perform original and independent research in the seismology of Texas, the surrounding area of Texas and elsewhere. Be substantially involved in analyzing data collected from the TexNet seismological monitoring program and other stations or assets that provide quality data. Engage in outside funding activities and promote program with stakeholders. Present research results to funding agencies, report results of research in journal articles and books, and present results at professional meetings. Provide service to professional societies, the Bureau of Economic Geology and the Jackson School of Geosciences. Serve on committees as needed.

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

PhD in computer science, seismology/geophysics or closely related discipline (applied mathematics, physics or engineering). Proven record of successful leadership in a research environment in industry, or in academia. Ability and desire to work in diverse, multi-disciplinary, integrated research teams. Record of scientific publication in international journals, research performance, and professional achievement commensurate with experience. Professional demeanor and excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Hands-on experience in analyzing and manipulating time series, or spatial data. Experience on signal processing (e.g. automatic phase picking, cross-correlation template matching techniques), statistics (e.g. declustering, spatiotemporal changes, predictability and related hypothesis testing) and computer programming. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and deliverables.

Working conditions

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

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