The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate III - TexNet Operations Associate

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary $3,519
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-02-27-01-4209
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

Applicants must complete UT Employment application and submit additional materials as instructed.

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 participate directly in efforts to install, operate and maintain both permanent and portable seismograph stations, manage data flow, and assist in analyzing earthquake data.

Essential Functions

Maintain the Earthquake Management System and work on earthquake locations and signal analysis. Assist team members in developing and implementing an effective and efficient data workflow system for TexNet. Assist TexNet staff in field maintenance of existing seismological stations and installation of future stations. Produce deliverables that are useful to other team members, including the publishing of peer-reviewed literature. Present research results in oral and poster formats at local and national meetings.

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

A Masters degree and 3 years of related experience or a Bachelors degree and 6 years of experience in physics, electrical engineering, earth science or related field are recommended. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in groups and independently, sometimes in difficult field conditions. Ability to manage complex datasets and to disseminate results of research projects to professional peers. Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 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 signal analysis, earthquake location, and scripting computer languages. Willingness and ability to adapt to changing research programs and project needs. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and deliverables. Professional demeanor.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures 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 Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Occasional weekend, overtime and evening work to meet deadlines. Occasional interstate, intrastate, and international travel. Field work as necessary.

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