The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Quantitative Economic Modeler

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary $4,166 - $5,000+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-09-20-01-0712
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


Conduct resource assessment and economic analysis of shale plays in the Permian Basin and other basins.

Essential Functions

Conduct research in the economics of oil and gas resources in U.S. shale plays including the Permian Basin. Develop and apply numerical analytical techniques to investigate resource plays. Publish research findings. Integrate data and research findings with other researchers and research programs at the Bureau of Economic Geology. 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. received within the last 3 years in economics, engineering, applied mathematics, statistics or physics with two years relevant post-doctoral experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative data analytics and synthesis of models from large data sets. Expertise in numerical methods and ability to utilize numerical software packages to address uncertainties and model projections. Experience in economics is desirable but not essential. However, the individual should have a basic understanding of economics and familiarity with financial metrics such as net present value and profitability index. We are looking for someone with an aptitude and capability to form and communicate coherent stories from robust data analysis.

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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