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Geomechanics Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Texas at Austin

Job Description

Geomechanics Postdoctoral Fellow

Hiring Department: Institute for Geophysics

Position Open To:

All Applicants

Weekly Scheduled Hours: 40

FLSA Status: Exempt

Earliest Start Date:
Mar 01, 2023

Position Duration:
Expected to Continue Until Feb 28, 2025


Job Details:

Laboratory experimentation with a focus on rock mechanics, deformation, and fluid flow.

Computational approaches applied to problems of coupled deformation and fluid flow; or analysis and modeling of geodetic or seismological data.

Contribute to, and help lead, research within a vibrant and diverse group that includes undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and laboratory staff working on problems in geofluids, geomechanics, and tectonics.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or a related field within the last three years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with active source seismic data acquisition, processing, and interpretation is required. Experience with full waveform inversion is preferred.

Salary Range

  • $65,000 depending on qualifications

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Brief (1-2 page) statement of interest, and the names of three references


Employment Eligibility:
Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks:
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pay Transparency:
The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197.

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