The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Research Associate - Sedimentologist Stratigrapher

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary $6,666 - $8,333
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 730AM to 530PM
Posting number 17-11-13-01-0708
Job Status Open
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


To add to needed expertise and capability in the characteirzation of the sedimentology and stratigraphy of mudrock reservoir systems for the MSRL program.

Essential Functions

Conduct basic and applied research in the characterization and interpretation of deep water depositional systems. Oversee and coordinate data collection activities using microscopy. x-ray diffraction, x-ray fluorescence analysis of facies. Collaborate effectively with peers within the Bureau of Economic Geology and externally. Present research results in peer-reviewed journals and at scientific meetings. Develop funding for research activities. Supervise and mentor staff and students. Be active in community and scientific service. Serve on Bureau of Economic Geology and Jackson School of Geosciences 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

Ph.D. in geology with focus in sedimentology and stratigraphy. Experience in description and interpretation of cores and outcrops using megascopic, microscopic, and chemostratigraphic methods of characterization. Proven ability to work as a member of a research team and to present research to professional peers. Ability to work independently. Willingness and ability to integrate research results with other scientists. Proven record of scientific publication, research performance, professional achievement, leadership, and recognition. Willingness to adapt to changing research program 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in integrating geochemical data with conventional sedimentological characterization methods in subsurface cores, especially mudrock cores. Ability to adapt to changing research and funding environments. Interest in supervising and mentoring students in sedimentological research of mudrock depositional systems using outcrops and subsurface cores. Working knowledge of sequence stratigraphic principles and applications.

Working conditions

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

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