The University of Texas at Austin Research Associate in Austin, Texas

Research Associate

Hiring department


Monthly salary

$5,000+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Exempt

Earliest Start Date 05/01/2018

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

None provided

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

Additional Information


This position entails the development and application of reservoir simulators for enhanced oil recovery for unconventional reservoir

Essential Functions

Develop, implement, and apply compositional reservoir simulators for conventional and naturally and hydraulically fractured unconventional reservoirs. Also, work in development of a compositional wellbore simulator for flow assurance problems. Support and assist graduate students working on various reservoir simulation projects Assist in writing technical papers, reports, and proposals for possible funding.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering. Experience working in petroleum engineering-related fields. Knowledgeable in the area of multiphase flow, phase behavior and thermodynamics for compositional reservoir simulators. Knowledgeable in miscible and immiscible gas flooding, CO2 EOR, and simulation of shale gas and tight oil reservoirs. Familiar with programming environments (FORTRAN and C++) to perform numerical simulation for fluid flow formulation, energy equation, and thermodynamic phase behavior calculations. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

None provided

Working conditions

Use of manual dexterity

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

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.

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.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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