The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Research Scientist - Quantitative Analyst Modeler

Hiring department Bur Economic Geology
Monthly salary $8,333 - $9,166+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-10-16-01-0702
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

Purpose

Conduct economic analyses and resource assessments of oil and gas in unconventional shale basins. Act as co-Principal Investigator for the Bureau's shale gas and tight oil resource assessment program.

Essential Functions

Conduct economic research on oil and gas resources including drilling and completion activities in unconventional shale plays. Analyze trends and factors controling oil and gas productivity, assess economics at well and play-wide scale. Forecast future production of oil, gas and water; and drilling activity scenarios based on economics (price, costs), technology assumptions and regulation framework. Interact with multidisciplinary team members and other economists at the Bureau. Publish research findings. Broadly 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. with five years post-doctoral experience in energy-related economics or data analytics. Proven experience in quantitative analysis of large data sets. Ability to use, adapt and as required, build economic models. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Professional demeanor and good interpersonal skills. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD with quantitative background (applied mathematics, statistics, engineering or physics). Experience with economic, statistical and mathematical modeling software; ability to code scripts to process large data sets. Experience in energy economics associated with oil and gas exploration and production and/or resource assessments. Experience in working in multidisciplinary teams. Ten years experience, Solid publication record.

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. Field work as necessary.

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