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Posted: June, 2022 | Location: UT main campus, Pickle Research Campus
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Posted: February, 2022 | Location: Pickle Research Campus
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics is hiring a postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on projects related to mantle convection and glacial isostatic adjustment in the context of continental dynamics and crustal deformation.
- Develop, carry out, and analyze numerical models of solid Earth dynamics and ice loading histories.
- Present results to the scientific community and broader public.
- Publish results in peer-reviewed journals.
- PhD in a relevant field. Must have been received within the past three years.
- Proficiency in at least one scientific programming language for modeling and model output data analysis (e.g., C, Fortran, Python, Matlab).
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to perform independent research as well as collaborate effectively.
- Includes all benefits, including employer paid medical for employee. Please see UT Human Resources website for a full list of benefits (https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/benefits).
- Hybrid work schedule.
- Position is for one year with the possibility of renewal depending on funding.
How to Apply
Applications should include:
- 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
- Letter of interest
To apply, visit UT Austin’s Staff Jobs website: R_00020537-2
Note: Current university employees must apply through MyWorkday: R_00020537 (requires UT EID)
For consideration, applications should be submitted by July 31, 2022. Post will remain open until filled.
For information about the application process, contact Rosalind Gamble (email@example.com).
Research Staff Positions
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) seeks to hire three Research Staff members in the following two broadly defined areas: (1) Global Change, including but not limited to: climate, extreme weather, sea level, coastal processes, and cryosphere; and (2) Solid Earth Geophysics, including but not limited to: earthquake processes, geodesy, marine geophysics and tectonics, and solid earth-cryosphere interaction. We seek colleagues who creatively use theoretical, computational, observational and/or experimental approaches to address fundamental problems and processes on Earth or other planets. Current areas of research at UTIG include climate modeling and dynamics, paleoclimatology, ice sheet and ocean dynamics, marine geology and geophysics, plate tectonics and mantle convection, theoretical geophysics, earthquake processes, and planetary geophysics.
What We’re Looking For
We are interested in candidates who will bring new research expertise and perspectives to UTIG. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to a dynamic and diverse research community at The University of Texas at Austin through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized, and externally funded research program, and through engagement with colleagues, postdoctoral scholars, and students.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or be near completion of this degree in Earth Science or a related field.
We particularly welcome applications from candidates from nontraditional research backgrounds and from scientists who understand the experiences of those underrepresented in higher education and research.
About the Position
We anticipate hiring at the Research Associate or Research Scientist rank. Research Associates and Scientists are part of the research staff at UTIG and receive six months of institutional salary support, with the rest obtained from externally funded research programs. Research appointments at UTIG follow a career track similar to that of academic faculty, in which the rank of Research Associate is analogous to that of Assistant Professor and the rank of Research Scientist is analogous to that of Associate Professor. Research staff at UTIG can advise or co-advise postdoctoral scholars as well as graduate and undergraduate students.
UTIG is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences, which houses top research programs across all areas of the Earth Sciences. UTIG is also closely allied with the Texas Advanced Computing Center, and it is involved in several research centers and programs at UT focused on emerging Earth Science problems, such as the Center for Planetary Systems Habitability, the Center for Space Research, and the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences. UTIG employs both computational- and field-based technical support staff, and operates a variety of field equipment and lab facilities.
How to Apply
Applications should include:
- cover letter
- curriculum vitae
- a two-page statement of research interests
- a one-page diversity statement
- up to three recent peer-reviewed publications
- references: names and contact information of three qualified persons who can provide the search committee a reference letter upon request.
For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 15, 2022.
To apply, visit this posting at UT Austin’s Staff Jobs website: R_00016687
Note: Current university employees must apply through MyWorkday: R_00016687 (requires UT EID)
For additional information about the application process, please contact Rosalind Gamble (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Administrative Assistant (Communications)
To provide responsible administrative support to members of the Institute for Geophysics staff in the areas of communications, accounting documentation management, and events coordination.
Assists the Communications Specialist, to include: updating the Institute’s website, creating seminar announcement slides and website banners, preparing email communications and internal/external documents, writing and editing communications.
Manage the communications and website content for a research center to include: updating the website, publicizing seminars, monitoring the center inbox, tracking and posting publications, hosting virtual conferences and maintaining the center’s seminar archive. Coordinates with the center Co-Directors.
Performs Institute financial reconciliation to include: reviewing posted expenditures and encumbrances in university financial information systems, resolving erroneous transactions and coding, coordinating with Institute administrative staff, external units, and central university offices to obtain supporting documentation.
Coordinates events for the Institute to include: making reservations, obtaining required permits for events, coordinating group travel arrangements, managing attendee lists, electronic communication with attendees, and hosting virtual conferences. Provides backup support and coverage for the seminar series coordinator and executive assistant for events.
Other related duties as assigned.
How to Apply
For more information and to apply, visit The University of Texas at Austin Staff Jobs website:
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