The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Research Associate - Computational Geoscientist

Hiring department Inst for Geophysics
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-04-11-01-0708
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.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: List of publications and Statement of Research Achievements and Interests Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


To provide technical leadership and expertise to develop, optimize, and deploy software and workflows that enable new Earth and planetary science research utilizing high performance computing, visualization, and big data approaches.

Essential Functions

Lead and or assist in adaptation of existing codes. Algorithm and software development for multi-scale, multi-physics problems. Implementation and deployment of software. Optimization of software for high-performance, massively parallel computing platforms. Optimization of workflows including high throughput data processing. Construction of adjoint models. Other computational and data science tasks, as assigned.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Ph.D. in the Earth sciences, computational sciences, applied math, engineering, physics, or a related field; three years' experience working in a computational research position; proficiency in at least one common programming language, such as scientific Python, C/C++, or F90; ability to work independently under established deadlines and as part of a team; strong oral presentation and interpersonal communications skills; ability to travel to partner and collaborator institutions, relevant conferences, etc. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Peer-reviewed publications; five or more years working at computational research positions in academic institutions or government laboratories; demonstrated research experience in the Earth and planetary sciences (e.g., geodynamics, climate dynamics, seismology and exploration geophysics, or dynamo studies); demonstrated success in preparing proposals in competitive funding environments; and proficiency in more than one programming language.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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