The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Associate - 3D Geomodeler

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary $6,666 - $8,333+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-01-30-01-0708
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

Selected candidate to be appointed as Research Engineering/Scientist Associate IV or Research Engineering/Scientist Associate III, or Research Associate based on review of accomplishments, professional experience, and qualifications.

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


Lead research in the applications of 3D geocellular modeling.

Essential Functions

Generate 3D geocellular models at basin and field scales by integrating available subsurface data. Interface with geoscientists, engineers and economists to build, validate and refine these 3D models. Utilize available 3D modeling software managing input and preparation of data. Enable utilization and output of high quality graphics to allow interrogation of models. Define and implement workflows and interfaces with data vendor, petrophysical, and custom databases to update 3D models. Provide geological and modeling expertise to optimize the interpretation of model results. Assist other BEG geoscientists in the use of 3D geocellular modeling. Prepare and write reports and publications. Publish research results.

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 degree with major coursework in geology, geophysics or petroleum engineering and two years of related experience or master's degree and four years of related experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD and 15 years of Industry and/or Research experience in 3D geomodeling using geological, geophysical, and petroleum engineering data sets.

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.

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