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DGS - Postdoctoral Fellow (Earthquake and Earth Hazards processes)
University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted 10/15/2020
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Job Posting Title:

DGS - Postdoctoral Fellow (Earthquake and Earth Hazards processes)

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Hiring Department:

Department of Geological Sciences

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Position Open To:

All Applicants

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Weekly Scheduled Hours:

40

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FLSA Status:

Exempt

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Earliest Start Date:

Immediately

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Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Dec 31, 2021

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Location:

UT MAIN CAMPUS

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Job Description:

In general, the postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for conducting independent research, communicating those results to the scientific community, and supporting the Assistant Professor on writing research grant proposals. The scientific focus will be on earthquake processes and earth hazards.

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Job Details:


General Notes

The Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire a talented and innovative postdoctoral scholar. The postdoctoral appointment is initially for one year, with the aim for an extension to two years pending a successful first-year evaluation. The scholar will be supervised by an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, but will be encouraged to seek collaborations across the Department of Geological Sciences and University of Texas Institute for Geophysics. The Jackson School of Geosciences has a strong commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the geosciences, and applications from all underrepresented groups are highly encouraged.

The application package should include:

  • A document outlining past achievements and general research interests (1 page);

  • A two-year research proposal outlining the scientific problems the applicant aims to tackle during this postdoctoral appointment (2-3 pages)

  • A CV including a list of publications; and

  • A list with the names of three (3) potential references to contact

Upload all materials to Workday, incomplete applications will not be considered.  Top applicants will also be asked to submit three (3) letters of recommendation.


Responsibilities

  • Develop, carry out, and analyze scientific data.  Develop and employ innovative analysis of observations and model output to reveal processes. 

  • Identify risks or vulnerabilities in the area of study and develop methodologies to evaluate the impacts of observed and simulated research.

  • Conduct independent research, communicate those results to the scientific community, and support the Assistant Professor on writing research grant proposals.

  • The scientific focus of this postdoctoral research opportunity is flexible in its scope, but should relate broadly to the advancement of our understanding of earthquake processes and their relation to natural hazards.

  • The postdoctoral fellow will have direct access to supercomputing resources through the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), as well as a state-of-the-art local GPU computing cluster. Encouraged to “think big” in terms of their ambition in performing innovative and impactful research in the realm of earthquake hazard.


Required Qualifications

PhD within 3 years in geological sciences or a closely related field at the time of hire. Experience with advanced analysis techniques and approaches. Knowledge of and experience working with earthquake or earth hazard datasets. Proficiency in at least one scientific programming language for modeling or data analysis (e.g., Matlab, Python, Julia, R, Fortran, C++, etc.) Experience using multi-processor computers and UNIX/LINUX. Strong verbal and written communication skills,. Strong creativity and problem solving skills. Complete application package as described above.


Preferred Qualifications

Research experience in earthquake processes or natural hazards. Machine learning / data science / HPC skills. Publication track record an strong letters of recommendation.




Salary Range

$60,000


Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions and in the field.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Use of manual dexterity.
  • Climbing of stairs.
  • Lifting and moving.


Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Other – application materials

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.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

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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.

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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.

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Background Checks:

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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E-Verify:

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. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]

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Compliance:

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031 .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2019 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.



Job Posting Title:

DGS - Postdoctoral Fellow (Earthquake and Earth Hazards processes)

----

Hiring Department:

Department of Geological Sciences

----

Position Open To:

All Applicants

----

Weekly Scheduled Hours:

40

----

FLSA Status:

Exempt

----

Earliest Start Date:

Immediately

----

Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Dec 31, 2021

----

Location:

UT MAIN CAMPUS

----

Job Description:

In general, the postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for conducting independent research, communicating those results to the scientific community, and supporting the Assistant Professor on writing research grant proposals. The scientific focus will be on earthquake processes and earth hazards.

----

Job Details:


General Notes

The Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire a talented and innovative postdoctoral scholar. The postdoctoral appointment is initially for one year, with the aim for an extension to two years pending a successful first-year evaluation. The scholar will be supervised by an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, but will be encouraged to seek collaborations across the Department of Geological Sciences and University of Texas Institute for Geophysics. The Jackson School of Geosciences has a strong commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the geosciences, and applications from all underrepresented groups are highly encouraged.

The application package should include:

  • A document outlining past achievements and general research interests (1 page);

  • A two-year research proposal outlining the scientific problems the applicant aims to tackle during this postdoctoral appointment (2-3 pages)

  • A CV including a list of publications; and

  • A list with the names of three (3) potential references to contact

Upload all materials to Workday, incomplete applications will not be considered.  Top applicants will also be asked to submit three (3) letters of recommendation.


Responsibilities

  • Develop, carry out, and analyze scientific data.  Develop and employ innovative analysis of observations and model output to reveal processes. 

  • Identify risks or vulnerabilities in the area of study and develop methodologies to evaluate the impacts of observed and simulated research.

  • Conduct independent research, communicate those results to the scientific community, and support the Assistant Professor on writing research grant proposals.

  • The scientific focus of this postdoctoral research opportunity is flexible in its scope, but should relate broadly to the advancement of our understanding of earthquake processes and their relation to natural hazards.

  • The postdoctoral fellow will have direct access to supercomputing resources through the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), as well as a state-of-the-art local GPU computing cluster. Encouraged to “think big” in terms of their ambition in performing innovative and impactful research in the realm of earthquake hazard.


Required Qualifications

PhD within 3 years in geological sciences or a closely related field at the time of hire. Experience with advanced analysis techniques and approaches. Knowledge of and experience working with earthquake or earth hazard datasets. Proficiency in at least one scientific programming language for modeling or data analysis (e.g., Matlab, Python, Julia, R, Fortran, C++, etc.) Experience using multi-processor computers and UNIX/LINUX. Strong verbal and written communication skills,. Strong creativity and problem solving skills. Complete application package as described above.


Preferred Qualifications

Research experience in earthquake processes or natural hazards. Machine learning / data science / HPC skills. Publication track record an strong letters of recommendation.




Salary Range

$60,000


Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions and in the field.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Use of manual dexterity.
  • Climbing of stairs.
  • Lifting and moving.


Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Other – application materials

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.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

----

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.

----

E-Verify:

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. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]

----

Compliance:

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031 .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2019 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.


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