The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

This posting is Cancelled

Research Scientist - Basin Modeler and Petroleum Systems Analyst

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary $8,333 - $10,000+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-08-04-01-0702
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 5 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Lead a research program in applied basin modeling and petroleum system analysis. Apply basin models and petroleum system methodologies to investigate oil/gas maturation and diagenetic processes. Opportunities include projects on Mexican and Arctic petroleum systems as well as Texas Basins.

Essential Functions

Conduct research in applied basin modeling. Apply petroleum systems analysis to basins of investigation. Seek and obtain funding to support and develop research and laboratory activities. Integrate data and research findings with other researchers and research programs at the Bureau of Economic Geology and Jackson School of Geosciences. Publish research findings. Support Bureau of Economic Geology activities.

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

Ph.D. with a minimum of six years post-doctoral experience in geology with focus on basin modeling and petroleum system analysis. Experience with thermal and burial modeling applied to investigate hydrocarbon maturation, generation, expulsion and migration. Proven ability to work as a member of a research team and to present research to professional peers. Willingness to work independently. Interest and ability in integrating research results with other scientists. Strong record of scientific publication, research performance, professional achievement, leadership, and recognition. Strong drive to conduct research and publish results. Willingness to adapt to changing research programs and project needs. Proven ability to develop funding for new projects, to coordinate and direct ongoing research, and to meet reporting and project deadlines. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Professional demeanor and good interpersonal skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Established leader in field in Industry or Academia with ten years experience post-graduate. Experience in analysis of thermochronologic and organic geochemical data to constrain models. Ability to do the same in a new research and funding environment. Interest in supervising and mentoring students in petroleum systems analysis. Familiarity with commercially available basin modeling software.

Working conditions

May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards 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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