The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

This posting is Cancelled

Research Associate - Reservoir Engineer

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary $7,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-08-02-01-0708
Job Status Cancelled
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 reservoir engineering research, with a focus on Texas, but with applications to other regions in the US and the world.

Essential Functions

Compile engineering data and and model subsurface reservoirs. Develop application and mitigation strategies. 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

MS, or PhD in petroleum engineering or geosciences or related technical discipline. Five or more years work experience with Master's degree or 3 years with PhD degree. 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. Ability and desire to work in diverse, multi-disciplinary, integrated research teams. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than the required years of experience, with specific background and hands-on experience in reservoir fluid flow modeling, well test analysis, analyzing and manipulating reservoir data inputs, and relating these data to dynamic changes in reservoirs including pore pressure evolution, stress change, reservoir deformation, and fault reactivation. Proficient understanding of the subsurface interpretation process and working experience with multiple complex geologic systems including faulted, fractured, and stratigraphically complex reservoirs. Demonstrated collaboration experience with geocellular modelers and their modeling approaches. Demonstrated experience with reservoir simulation and geomechanics tools such as Eclipse, CMG, Tough, Visage, Abaqus, and others. Ability to seek out and develop high-level industry, academic, and government contacts. PhD with experience is strongly preferred.

Working conditions

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

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