Lead the Center for Integrated Seismicity Research (CISR) in close coordination with a second CISR Principal Investigator and the Manager of TexNet; lead the CISR research program including research planning and coordinating, as well as outreach activities, in consultation with the other PIs, Bureau Directorate, CISR lead investigators, industry sponsors, and two external Advisory Committees; lead and conduct fund raising with industry and government entities; supervise CISR staff within the discipline areas of his/her expertise including post docs and graduate students as appropriate; recruit for Bureau staff as needed to fulfill program objectives; direct planning and execution of sponsor meetings and annual reports; represent CISR externally to the research community, government and industry representatives, and the media.
Lead CISR program, supervise TexNet-CISR staff.
Conduct research activities.
Engage in outside funding activities and promote program with stakeholders.
Prepare publications and reports.
Provide service to professional societies, the Bureau of Economic Geology and the Jackson School of Geosciences. Serve on committees as needed.
PhD in subsurface geosciences or engineering, with specific backgrounds that could include reservoir geomechanics, petroleum engineering, fluid flow, geophysics or closely related discipline. Minimum of 7 (RS) or 12 (SRS) years post-PhD degree experience in a research environment. The successful candidate must be able to technically and functionally contribute and communicate across a broad range of subsurface geosciences and engineering disciplines. Proven record of successful leadership in a research environment in industry, or in academia in collaboration with industry sponsors. Strong record of scientific publications in international journals, research performance, professional achievement and leadership with international standing. Proven record of objectivity and balance, ability to coordinate and direct project activities in a collaborative research environment, and to meet reporting and project deadlines. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills.
Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Years of experience exceeding the minimum, and with a technical background focused on subsurface geosciences or engineering disciplines that could include reservoir geomechanics, petroleum engineering, geophysics or closely related discipline. Background in geostatistics/data integration science is a plus. Proven ability to secure external funding, focusing on private industry. Record of collaboration with government agencies, successful fundraising with state and federal agencies, experience of leading an industry consortium. Willingness to adapt to changing research programs and project needs. Proven ability to interact with public and industry stakeholders on complex and potentially controversial scientific topics of public concern.
Apply at: https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/apply
Provide: Cover Letter, CV, and 6-8 work references with contract information
Internal Number: R 00002351 R 00002359
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