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UTIG - Geomechanics Postdoctoral Fellow
Job Posting Title:UTIG - Geomechanics Postdoctoral Fellow
Hiring Department:Institute for Geophysics
Position Open To:All Applicants
Weekly Scheduled Hours:40
Earliest Start Date:Immediately
Position Duration:Expected to Continue Until Feb 28, 2025
Location:PICKLE RESEARCH CAMPUS
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in Geomechanics. UTIG, which is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin, is known for research excellence, integrative science efforts and international field programs in geophysics. Successful applicants will have expertise in: 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.
This individual will be expected to 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. The appointment is for up to two years, contingent on performance, with a start date as early as March 1, 2023. Applications should include a curriculum vita, a brief (1-2 page) statement of interest, and the names of three references. For further information, please contact Demian Saffer (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Materials will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2022 and will be accepted until the position is filled.
· Conduct research in the laboratory experimental design and experimentation with a focus on deformation and fluid flow in Earth materials.
· Computational approaches applied to problems of coupled deformation and fluid flow; or analysis and modeling of geodetic or seismological data.
· Contribute to research within a vibrant and diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and laboratory staff working on problems in geofluids, geomechanics, and tectonics.
Ph.D. in Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or a related field within the last three years.
Experience in laboratory experimentation, numerical modeling, and/or analysis of geodetic data applied to problems in tectonics or geomechanics.
· Curriculum Vitae
· Brief (1-2 page) statement of interest
· Three references
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.
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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.
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.
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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.
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